Hi there....l'm wondering if you're all as sick of seeing makeover in the title as l am, so today it's an "update" instead. l've been back on the paintbrush at son's place (he owes me BIGtime). This early eighties dining setting was a right mess before l began, but of course l went gung ho into the job as l always do.... and didn't have the camera with me, so there's no REALLY bad before pics, but no matter... What you see below is the table scrubbed clean and sanded, the glass taken off, as well as the seats stripped of two layers of yuck fabric back to the original, which was the worst of all.
It took forever to get the seats unscrewed.....if only l'd had a cordless drill instead of the old hand screwdriver.
The fabric l've used is a printed hessian from Spotlight, and was the only fabric in aqua and white l could find that l thought my son would put up with (definitely no florals allowed). Hessian is very cost effective but not very durable because of it's large open weave (though this printed one is better than the plain). l sprayed all the undersides of the fabric (after cutting out) with clear spray paint which will hopefully make it a bit stronger. After the fabric was stapled in place l painted all the raw edges and across all the staples (on the underside of the seat) with a clear acrylic sealer, which should stop the hessian pulling away from the staples and deter the edges from fraying.
I've painted the setting a very pale greige... in low sheen acrylic paint, (no name it was a concoction).
Any way you'd think that now it's finished son would be happy to sit THERE and eat his tucker.....but nooo... Last night l got a desperate phone call asking how to clean up the plate of spagetti sauce that he'd upended on his (newish cream) carpet (while watching the telly)....guuyyysss!!!
After the setting was finished, l was looking through pinterest and right away found all these lovely aqua and white pics that l'm sharing today. Everyone must be on the same wavelength.
Love this beautiful shabby chest of drawers in faded blue. countryliving.com via pinterest.
Relaxed outdoor living from hookedonhouses via pinterest
Gorgeous kitchen from meadowbrookfarm via pinterest.
Thanks for dropping by,
Til next time,