Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kristy's Table

 This past summer we had so much fun refurnishing my sister-in-law, Kristy's, kitchen table and chairs! It was a big project but turned out great! Here are a few before and after pictures.

It is so hard to keep upholstered chairs clean, especially with young kids! So we took off the seats and recovered them using a staple gun and a blue thick, vinyl fabric that could easily be wiped cleaned.
The one problem that came up during this project was the lacquer for the top of the table. We used an outdoor stain since Kristy already had it and she liked the color. But when we put the final lacquer coat on top, it never completely dried and looked really blotchy. 
After calling Home Depot, we found out the hard way that outdoor stains are incompatible with indoor lacquers. Who knew? So we ended up sanding the whole top of the table, applying an indoor stain, and then reapplying the lacquer again. Luckily, it worked the second time!

Here's a few different views of the chairs. We spray painted all of them an ivory white (Krylon brand) and then sanded the edges to give it an antique look. So much different than the brown huh? I love the clean, crisp look of the blue and white!

                                I like how the white paint really brings out the indented scroll.

Kristy also had these cute barstools in her kitchen so we reupholstered them too.

 Isn't it beautiful?!?! I'm so grateful she let me help!


  1. LOVE this!! It turned out great. When are you going to come and help me refinish my table? ;)

    1. Thanks! I would LOVE to help you redo yours:) It was so fun doing this one!