From drab to fab in a matter of days. I found this beauty (please see photo below) on craigslist. It was listed for $50. I had a feeling I would be able to snag this 'beauty' for less than asking price and was thrilled when the owners accepted my $30 offer.
A steal of a deal.
Solid wood ... check.
No chips or cracks ... check.
Included large leaf for table ... check check.
I've been dreaming of a pedestal table for awhile now, I just couldn't find the right price. Thank you craigslist for helping me find my bargain!
With my $30 table on hand, I was ready to begin! This is 'kind of' what I had in mind. Something like this ...
or this ...
because, as usual, what's not to love about Pottery Barn and the looks they create. I can usually be found drooling over their catalogues and trying to dream up new ideas on how to get the PB look for a fraction of a cost.
So ................... with sander in hand, I began sanding out the dried cherrios and left over food from the table.
After sanding, I used the air compressor to blow off all the dust, then wiped clean with a tack cloth.
Armed with my mini roller and black paint/primer combination, I was ready to begin painting this table a few coats of paint.
A few coats later. Finished!
As for my kitchen chairs, I'm almost embarrased to admit what I did for my chairs. I lightly sanded them down with a 200 grit sandpaper, wiped clean and then spray painted. Yes, like the kind of spray paint you buy from a can. I went through 4 cans. These were chairs I already had and was using with my old kitchen table. They were FREE so I couldn't complain to much.
You might be wondering why such a dark kitchen and why black? First of all, our appliances are stainless and black and our granite is speckled with black. I'm definitely a matchy-matchy type of person and felt black would suit our house best. Plus, for a $30 dollar table, I figured if it didn't look great, I could always start over or try something else. I guess I just have a thing for dark cherry wood and black right now. That's half the fun of DIY'ing and decorating ~ is redoing it when you get sick of it.
I still have a long way to go in our kitchen with decorating, tile backsplash, etc. Baby steps, I keep reminding myself.
This post is linked to: The Shabby Nest, Finding Fabulous, A Few of my Favorite Things, It's Fun to Craft