Friday, November 22, 2013

STAINING & PAINTING BLUE FURNITURE FOR DIANA'S NEW HOME

Remember the New Orleans style house I posted a while back?  Well, Diana has finally moved in and is still getting settled.


She found this unfinished dining room table and asked if I could match her antique chairs.


That's always a challenge, but thank goodness I got very, very close to her chair stain color.


Diana LOVES the color blue and has touches of blue all around her home.


She asked me to paint and distress her table top in a blue color that she chose.


This table had a built in leaf that just folds into the table.  I think that is such a great idea! She'll never lose it and it won't take up room in a closet like mine does.  A neighbor told us that furniture used to be built that way/with a connected leaf.
I stenciled a little fleur de lis and scrollie on the leaf with metallic gold paint and rubbed the edges with the same paint.
It looks so pretty in her dining room under her gold crown chandelier.


This chest was an older brown stained piece of furniture and the nightstand was white.  Diana chose the blues and asked me to paint and lightly distress them to match for her guest bedroom.  (They are the same color!)
I've really loved working in this beautiful home and am very proud of the different projects she and the builder asked me to do.
Thank you Diana!!  I loved working with you!

20 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous- all of it-all the pieces. I am so glad that it is turning out the way you hoped. Perfect! xo Diana

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  2. Oh show more pictures of the table love it
    you always make me want to paint

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    1. Painting does make a difference. I added one more picture of the table and chairs. Thank you!!

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  3. I love the blue top on the oak. Very complimentary to each other.

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  4. Very impressive match with the table and the chairs - love the blue and the small painted details.

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    1. Thank you! It's always a challenge!!! But because it's paint, it gives me courage to know that if one way doesn't work, I can try another way to get it to match.

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    1. Thank you! She found the table at an unfinished furniture store and already had the beautiful antique chairs.

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  6. Those are great pieces and I like her color choices. Very pretty!

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    1. Me, too. She loves blue and there are touches everywhere.

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  7. Beautiful Lynda! I love the table. Hubby and I saw a table that had leaves like that after we had already bought ours that the leaves are stored under our bed. I too thought it was such a clever idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. It is such a good idea!! Wonder why they started making the leaf an extra part of the table.

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  8. You did a spectacular job Lynda in matching the finish on the chairs.
    We have a lovely old mahogany table with an extra leaf that pulls out - very useful at times.
    I like the blue on the bedroom chests.
    Shane

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  9. Looks great - awesome job! Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday - hope to see you this week!!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

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