Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dining table, French Kitchen and a Tiled Floor

Back in April I received an email from Marianne asking me to paint her dining table and kitchen hutch white. At the time I was busy with a lot of jobs and the items were too big for me to paint here at home so I turned the work down. One of Marianne's friends had recommended me to her so she nicely asked again. I finally agreed but said to save moving the items and me having to paint a massive hutch in my bedroom that I would paint them onsite. This week I finally started the job. Little did I realise just what a gorgeous site I would be painting them in.


I put a drop sheet down on the floor to protect the beautiful tiles. I shared a couple of photos on facebook and had lots of people ask about the tiles. They are from Belmondo Tiles, Parramatta Road, Camperdown. 

Marianne didn't want to spend a lot of money on her dining table. She just wanted to make match better with her kitchen. As the top was in very good condition (Tasmanian Oak) we decided to just paint the apron and legs of the table. 



Marianne's kitchen is a poly pac in Dulux Natural White and she wanted the other furniture to match it. So I used my home made chalk paint recipe and painted the apron and legs. I just used two coats of Zinsser primer and then 4 coats of paint.  I turned the table upside down and taped off the underside of the table. For the final coat I flipped the table up the right way to ensure there wasn't any little bits I'd missed.

Because I was painting onsite, I had some time in between coats with nothing else to do.  My sister-in-law lives in the same suburbs so she came over and we went for a lovely walk in a nearby park. Spring is definitely here!


Marianne is so happy with her dining table and is planning on buying some new chairs. Once school holidays are over I'll go back and paint her hutch.


I think it's going to be fabulous painted. (excuse my box of tools in the background!)

I'm off to someone else's house today to paint onsite. I think it may be the way to go while we are renovating!

and don't you love Marianne's kitchen?



have a good day
Fiona




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