Oak Table and Chairs Updated for a New Generation

This solid oak table and chairs was brought to me by a young couple.  It belonged to her grandmother and was stored in her mothers basement for years.  The chairs were a bit wobbly so the first thing I did was repair all the joints. 

She had sent me several pictures from Pinterest of what she had in mind for a new look.  Ultimately we decided that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint would be the perfect solution. 

The top needed a good sanding, staining and topcoating to bring it back to a smooth and flawless finish.  The base of the table and edge were painted Old White and Country Grey was used on the chairs.  Both were slightly distressed.  The whole set was hand waxed to give it that soft glow and seal the paint. 

They were nice enough to send pictures of it in their dining room.

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Fanci Bath Stool

This cute stool had already been painted and recovered but it had so much more potential.  The client brought me the fabric and asked that I accent the carvings and tighten all the joints.  It was wobbly and in need of reinforcement!

It got a fresh coat of paint and then glazing.  Gold wax was used to highlight the carvings and a touch around the legs and edges.  The fabric really brought it to life! 

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A Little Cabinet with a Rustic Look

This small cabinet was hand made by a very talented guy.  Lucky for me he only likes to make things and doesn't like to paint them! As you can see from the "before" picture, it came to me in it's raw state. 

The first thing I did was seal it with primer.  Then sand, paint, distress and topcoat to finish it off.  It is made from light colored wood so to get the distressing to show, I used stain where I had sanded off some of the paint. 

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Unusual End Table

I really liked the style of this old table but it was pretty beat up.  The client asked for a soft white with a brown glaze.  The lighter finish makes it so pretty and the glaze accents the curves.  There were lots of pinholes and some dents in the wood that you didn't even notice before.
 
The protective topcoat will protect the finish so she can use it anywhere in her home!
 
 
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Antique Desk

 
This petite antique desk is a real find!  It's in excellent shape but blended into the paneling in the room where it is being used.  The top was a little messy, miscellaneous paint drops, unknown gunk, etc.  Instead of stripping and re staining, I used a restorer that wiped away years of grime and followed up with a good oil based polish.   It cleaned up beautifully!
 
The legs were sanded and painted.  Using a clear and then a brown wax brought out the pretty details that weren't noticeable before. 
 
Such a great piece that can be used anywhere.

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