In the early afternoon of the 4th of July, I got a phone call from my Aunt Jane. She was at our local Goodwill & found a dining set she thought I might be interested in. It was a drop leaf table with three leafs & six Harp back chairs for $29.99!!! She wanted to know did I think I could use it? Me & the Hubby jumped in my mini van & raced right over. Here is what I came home with:
It's a Duncan Phyfe knockoff, but I love it!
What a score! I guess staying home on the biggest summer holiday pays off. Thank you Aunt Jane! Only you would be at the Goodwill on the 4th of July.
Just look at those beautiful feet!
This table had some imperfections, but they were all cosmetic. All the hardware was original & in good shape, the mechanism was still real smooth & the chairs were solid. What more could you ask for?
With all the leafs in, you could seat eight!
The chairs would all get nice new seat covers.
The next day we made this a family project.
Here are my boys ready to work.
And here is the team making me proud!
Even my little Elvis was there for moral support.
After everything was cleaned & sanded, my Mom & I gave it two coats of DIY Black Chalk paint.
Sanded, distressed & two coats of clear Annie Sloan soft wax.
The chairs came out amazing!
We used drop cloth to upholster the seat cushions & each chair has a different graphic I found on The Graphics Fairy
I think this one is my favorite.
I think of all the projects I've done, this one I am the most proud of. It was a real family effort & the end result is beautiful.
I have this set for sale at Sassy Fabrics (V Trading) in Grand Blanc, MI. If you are in our area & have something you want painted, we do custom work. Just shoot me an email. Thanks for visiting & have a great day! Dee