I post a lot of projects that I have done to my house, but the fact of the matter is I DO have a business where I paint just about darn near everything! Problem is you may not know it because I don’t post all of my painting adventures. Not all clients want their furniture, walls, etc. posted on line for the world to see. I get that.
I started this blog as a way to let people know that you can hire me to paint for you AND that I have items available for sale here at the castle. I’ll bet if you polled my readers they would tell you that my blog is about home decor. And it is. But it didn’t start that way. I have been so busy working for others and working on my home that I haven’t had time to focus on sharing what I do in my painting business. My goal for this year is to share with you more of what I paint. Today I want to share with you the sweetest drop leaf table and chairs!
This is one of my first trash diving finds. It was at the curb and had a burn hole in the middle of the table about six inches around and half an inch deep! Makes you wonder how it got there, right?
Anyway after a couple of containers of wood filler, I faux finished it to look like wood and painted a leaf design around the top edge. With the leaves folded down, it worked great as a sofa table. This past year I decided to spice it up a little and painted it Miss Mustard Seed’s Tricycle. I liked it, but with new furniture in the living room, it just hasn’t worked as well as it had in the past. So I decided to sell it and find something that works a little better. I had a few chairs to pair with it, I just needed to make them match.
I am having to work inside due to weather…ugh! Here is my little table all extended, painted Annie Sloan’s Graphite over the Tricycle red. A little distressing with fine sandpaper , a coat of clear wax and two coats of dark wax, add a tiny bit of gold accent paint, a little cleaning on the brass legs, a TON of rubbing to make the wax shine and this is my final result….
She is a beauty! All that work was so worth it!
Here is another angle. Please ignore the rug. I moved the table and chairs into my kitchen dining room to get better pics. Lighting can be a challenge here at the castle! Also, for some reason the chair color looks way different from the table in this picture, but they really aren’t.
Details from the side. One of the things I like best about chalk paint is that a finished piece can look a hundred years old. Woo Hoo!
Such pretty legs. Isn’t the detail pretty on this piece?
The chairs are super comfy… I had eight of them given to me last year. The Hubs made three into a bench. I painted them black and upholstered with this material… it worked so well I decided to go with it again. It is such a happy material! Again, I painted these chairs red, then painted graphite on top. Love how the red pops through.
The details on this chair are awesome!
My sweet dog Sadie. Why is it when I am taking photos she is always trying to photo bomb?
When this table is all folded up, it would be perfect in a small breakfast nook or apartment. When the leaves are extended it is a great full size table that you could add four more chairs to. Two on each side allows you to seat six, which in my book almost makes it the perfect table! Plus, I love the mix and match look. No matchy, matchy here at the castle!
This set is for sale on my website, if you are interested take a look on my shopping page.