Some of you may remember our dining table we bought at auction some months ago. With it's lovely chipped green legs, it's been happily residing in our space for quite some time. It's turned out to be the perfect size for us. Quite a bit bigger than our last table, but not so big that you look like two people in a movie sitting at a ridiculously large table. Did I mention that I love this table?
Then there was the chairs. None of the chairs fitted from our old setting. It seems people were rather petite back then. So we needed to find some chairs of the petite sort. As most older chairs are.
After months of op shopping, I had collected an assortment of old, tatty chairs.
The ones in the worst condition had a few minor repairs involving a nail and hammer. I left that part to the expert.
The spray painting was also left in the hands of the expert, as apparently, my efforts were a not quite up to standard. I was happy to work on the blue number with a paintbrush and some leftover old paint.
I left the white, chipped Thonet as is. As well as the little maroon chair. I was originally going to paint this, not being a big maroon fan, but it has grown on me, and I quite like it now.
I recovered the two chair pads in oilcloth from Fabric Traders. Much nicer than the brown vinyl.
And then there was the other chair. The one left entirely up the "expert". When the yellow paint ran out, the black came out. I have christened it "Bumblebee". Hmmm. Perhaps another paint job is in the works.
Hoping your is a good mid-week.