Monday, June 11, 2012

Bye-Bye Chickens!

I'm ridiculously behind on all of my DIY posts.  This one is from a month ago and there have been several since.  There's just not enough day in the time.

I actually purchased this table and chairs months ago from my beloved Craig for $130.


It's made of solid wood and very sturdy.  And I really like the rush seats and the curves of the table.


But those farm animals.


They needed to go.

I knew all along I was going to paint it, just didn't know what color.  The top is in pretty good shape and because it is purposely knicked up to look distressed I went ahead and filled in some other spots with my handy-dandy sharpie.

I decided on A.S.C.P. in Graphite for the chairs and the base of the table.


I distressed it a bit to let some of the yellow underneath show through then applied brown wax to make it a little darker.


It looks a lot better this way and blends in with the rest of the kitchen.





I've decided to extend my giveaway to this Friday.  I didn't get to post as much as I would have liked last week so to give my regular readers a fair chance you'll have an extra few days.

Just click on the link on my sidebar for the details on how you can win a gorgeous Summer tote bag like this one.


Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulicious week!
xoxo,
Kim

Linking to:  Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
                   Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style

20 comments:

Heather Henderson said...

such a great transformation! The set has such great lines and looks fantastic now that all the kitsch is gone :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The table and chairs are fantastic. Love the shape and yes, the curves and rush seats are beautiful. Also really like the gray color. Very pretty. Hugs, marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks great with the Graphite, Kim! I was thinking black, especially with those rush seats. Love the distressing you did; just enough, in my opinion.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Nice redo - you did good!
I stay behind on everything these days.
Have a great week.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Love the table re-do!

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

I am not grieving the loss of those chickens at all! Your dining set came out gorgeous!
Blessings, Audrey

Nancy said...

Love it!

Rooms by Ann said...

I love the way your table and chairs turned out, Just so beautiful, you picked the right color. Great job.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

I turned out perfect!!

Country Dreaming said...

Wow--Looks great.

Super job.

Melinda

Kim @ This Belle Rocks said...

Beautiful makeover! Found your blog via Met Monday. Very inspiring :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful makeover Kim! Love it!!

chateau chic said...

I really like your choice of paint for your table and chairs. Love the style of the set you found.
Mary Alice

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Love the new look! It is such a beautiful piece now. Great job!

Wild Oak Designs said...

wonderful! What a difference a little paint makes!! Hummmm....I am thinking perhaps my old table could use some paint....
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Angie said...

I love farm animals, but I don't blame you for covering them! It looks so much different and fresh now. Well done!

Jann said...

Beautifull done and looks so nice....TFS

House Crazy in Michigan! said...

I can't believe you fund the whole set for just $30.00? WoW you are a great shopper.

Thanks for posting. I got an idea for a color combination from this piece!

Small House / Big Sky Donna
http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kim, you find the best things on Craig's list. Great makeover. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

carolyn marshall said...

It's pure awesomeness! You did a fabulous job - love the color.

Carolyn
{my simple messterpiece}