Dining Chairs

Seven dining chairs and a table that I am head over heals for!! My husband loved this set so much that we decided to keep it and replace it with our old set.

I had this set in inventory ready to be customized posted In The Studio for a while with no takers. After walking by it for quite some time, I had an idea of how I wanted them to be refinished. Of course, I had all intentions on selling them. My husband was helping me move the set inside to be staged and he says to me, “oooh, we’re keeping this right?”… you can’t say that to me! So, stay tuned in, I will be redoing our farmhouse table and chairs and sending out First Dibs email (round oak table with a leaf to create an oval with six farmhouse X back chairs).

Refinishing the base of these chairs in a solid finish using Sherwin-Williams High Hide White (which matches my cabinets). I wanted the seats to be stained to match the table top. I used Minwax Weathered Teak in a clear base.

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In my house!!

Antique Dining Table

Next up for this client is her dining table. You recall the buffet, hutch and chairs? I still have 2 more chairs to complete but at least I feel like we are getting somewhere with her dining area makeover! Slowly but surely!

This gorgeous set has two leafs that was also refinished, but wasn’t set up when we took pictures in her home. This table was too massive for me to move into my studio for staging, but seeing it all together with the other pieces in my clients home made me smile nonetheless!

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Software and glazed in Cyberspace. The top is stained in Minwax Weathered Teak.

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Buffet

“Oh my gosh! It’s so beautiful. I can’t believe I contemplated getting rid of it and buying a new piece for my space.”

Really in love with this gal! My client had a vision and although she didn’t quite push me out of my comfort zone, I found a challenge worth the reward.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Anonymous and glazed in one shade darker using Porpoise. (The challenge in glazing one shade darker was I couldn’t tell how much of the glaze I was applying and taking off. When paint is wet its lighter. So during the glazing process I felt like I was reapplying the same base color. Talk about nervousness!) The top is stained using Varathane Wood Stain in Weathered Oak. The original hardware is cleaned up, however, the two long plates were more gold. In order to match them to the pulls I sprayed the two plates in Oil Rubbed Bronze and wet sanded them to bring a little gold out to match the existing pulls.

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Antique Chest of Drawers

A returning client wanted her antique chest of drawers refinished. Loving the pattern on the original wood she wanted the faces stained.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Gray Matters and glazed in Cyberspace. The top and drawer faces are stained in Minwax Weathered Teak. The casters are revamped in Oil Rubbed Bronze and the original hardware cleaned up and left alone.

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Mid-Century Lane Furniture Cedar Trunk

This gorgeous Mid-Century Cedar Trunk by Lane Furniture was my clients mothers and she had it in her home for a while. Never matching her style she was ready to do something with it. Second Chance Charms to the rescue!

After many years of wear and tear my client wanted the wood inlays on the top to come back to life. As well as getting rid of the water marks and chips on the veneer this handsome fellow was in need of a restoration on the top!

Refinishing the base in Sherwin-Williams Burlap, heavily glazing in Turkish Coffee. I restored the top in Minwax Early American. Revamped the original hardware and lock in Oil Rubbed Bronze. I noticed the hardware was very similar to the inlays, which I thought was super special!

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Lexington Victorian Sampler Dresser and Mirror

Such a gorgeous dresser my client has!! She refinished it sometime ago and wanted a new look. This dresser by Lexington has grooves, crevices and curves in all the right places!

My client is ordering hardware, so unfortunately I will have to post this gorgeous piece without her completely finished. Trust me when I say, its very hard for me to do that. Haha

Nonetheless I will still stage her in all her beauty! Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Gray Matters and glazed in Cyberspace. I did not stain the top as my client was happy with how it was before, a beautiful dark finish. I did clean up a few troubled areas for her on the stain that was near the body of the piece.

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