Oh my goodness. This project has been a labor of love. I love doing sets and this was a massive one. This project consisted of 6 chairs, a huge table with 2 leaves, a china cabinet, and a buffet. All the pieces were gorgeous and well loved when they came to us.
Here are the before pictures…
We started with the chairs…well my hubby did. Some of them came apart into 17 pieces! 17!
Once they were all put back together the sanding, cleaning, priming, and painting commenced! Our lovely clients chose “Linen” Milk Paint from General Finishes. It is such a perfect creamy color. The finish on the existing pieces was very dried out so even though there was a lot…sanding wasn’t so bad.
After some discussion we came up with a game plan of how the two tone look of the milk paint and Java Gel Stain (also from General Finishes) would go. We taped off what we needed to and got to work.
Here are some progress pictures of the Java Gel Stain going on. Love the color of this and the variation in the wood. Just a side note- you don’t have to go all the way down to bare wood. You can go over existing finishes with this gel stain!
Did I mention we added two rows of wine storage to the china cabinet? (I say “we” but I mean Brandt did that and I had nothing to do with it, haha)
One year ago I found the best fabric in the entire world and loved that I got to use it again. I think I should buy all remaining stock of this fabric so I can always have it. Dwell Studio Vintage Blossom- How I love thee.
We did some mild distressing to make the chunky details and delicate edges pop a little.
Everything was sealed with 2 coats of Master Clear Supreme and the table top got 3 coats for extra durability!
We were so excited to see this set in the clients home! This project took several weeks but was soooo worth it.
Thank you to our lovely clients for letting us give this furniture a new lease on life! It was so fun.
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