Monday, April 16, 2012

the grand dining transformation

Being a recent college graduate who lived in dorm housing and my husband being a Air Force Officer who had become accustom to living out of a bag for the past few years; we never accumulated a lot of furniture and the furniture we did commandeer isn't exactly in pristine condition....
So I decided to give our dining room table a face lift!

This table apparently belonged to Stu's old college roommates grandmother. 
After they moved out of college...somehow Stu claimed ownership. 
I would like to say thank you Grandma, for your precious contribution to our 
humble beginnings as a married couple. 
The chairs are not even matching pieces to the set. The table top is actually two wing pieces.
You can drop the wings down or prop them up to make the large table top surface you see in the picture. The problem, obviously, is that both chairs can't slid-in comfortably under 
the table (as shown, because they hit the table legs) and the chairs can't fit under/between 
the legs at the facing end (in the picture). But we will work with what we've got!

the awful stains on the fabric. gross.

the furniture has potential and I'm ready to give it new life!

Here is our new and improved 
dining table 
completely transformed!

sanded. painted. semi-glossed. reupholstered.

I really liked the striped fabric. 
The clean lines and simple texture don't take too much focus away from the design of the wood.
 I found an extra large kitchen window curtain at Goodwill for $2.00 
and used it to reupholster my dining room cushions. I think they turned out great!

what do you think?

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