Photo overload but you'll have to excuse me - I'm that excited by this transformation.
and extended for comparison
Lovely cabriole legs and curved apron.The table comes with 4 chairs that I've painted in a soft limed white and upholstered in a divine damask material. This material is very high end upholstery material that retails for $220 a metre. It will wear extremely well.
I've already had about 8 people ask to buy the chairs when I styled my white desk with one and listed it on eBay.
Beautiful carved details on the table and chairs.
and extended it will seat 8 people easily.
A close up of the beautiful wood. I stripped the old varnish off completely, re-stained it and have top coated it will a Porters Paint sealer. It is beautifully smooth now and much less shiny.The table may already be sold - one of my friends has been waiting with bated breath for me to finish this and she came this afternoon and loves it. While she was here another neighbour popped in and said if my friend didn't buy it she would or another lady in our street would. Very funny.
Here it is before. The wood was very shiny and lacquered. It was also quite reddish (which this photo doesn't show that well) The chairs had pale yellow material which had little flowers on it. Much more chic now.
The photos of the finished dining table are all in a corner of our master bedroom. The afternoon sunlight streams in so it is a bit difficult to get good photos (and I still can't find my Canon camera charger so still using my iPhone).
I have been told by my husband not to buy any more tables as I really don't have any where suitable to do them up. I can't do them in the carport as dust would get on the sealer/varnish and our access to our lounge room is too difficult for tables so I actually painted, stained and top-coated this in our bedroom (there's a door into the carport from the bedroom as it would have been onto a verandah originally) and so we've been sleeping with this massive thing in our room all week.
Just more proof I need a workshop, I say.
If anyone is interested in the table, please let me know as my friend may not end up buying it.
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