In the meantime, I'll share with you a table that I just finished. Let me just say, dressers are my thing...tables are not. Sure, I do tables, but man oh man they take a lot of time compared to dressers. However, some WONDERFUL friends of ours from church gave us this table and chairs. We used our trailer and helped them move recently, then they got a new table and passed this one on to us as a thank you. But, they are definitely the ones that deserve a BIG THANK YOU!! This is what it looked like afterwards. I was going for a bit of a farmhouse feel. These pictures are incredibly bright for some reason and my camera somehow destroyed my good "before" picture. Maybe one day, I'll be better with pictures. Until then, you'll just have to bear with me.
I sanded down the chairs too, but not down to bare wood because they were getting painted. I just sanded them enough to remove the shiny finish. I primed them by hand and let them dry and then got ready to use my paint sprayer to put the top coat on.
Here's my paint sprayer from Lowe's (I think it was around $80 and it works great for me so far). Took me a couple times using it to figure out the adjustments, but now I love it. I still do the majority of my painting by hand because I enjoy it, but for chairs and things like that, this baby is pretty handy. There's also a picture of our air compressor that I use to run the sprayer. I am in LOVE with our air compressor. I use this baby nearly daily. It's my favorite cleaning tool...I use it to clean all kinds of things.
For the seats, I ended up using a dark burlap fabric that I picked up at Wal-Mart. The original cushions were clean, just outdated, so I simply covered over them.
Here's the completed set in all it's farmhouse glory. This set is currently for sale.
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