Saturday, January 17, 2015

PAINTING A DISTRESSED STAINED FINISH ON LINDA'S BREAKFAST ROOM TABLE & CHAIRS

Linda has the prettiest house!
Last year, I painted her kitchen cabinets.  A few weeks ago, she asked me to paint her breakfast room table and chairs.  She wanted the chairs to be blue with a stain over the blue.  She told me the finish she wanted, so I made her a sample of what I thought she wanted.  I made the sample on poster board and a small piece of it was torn.  When Linda saw how the paint and stain looked on that torn part of the paper, she said "this is what I want".
So, this is how the chairs turned out.


There is a brown under coat.  I painted the blue on top of that and wiped and rubbed off with a rag.  When that dried, I wiped on and wiped off a stain.



Isn't that a cool look!!
It was a great idea to make them look like the torn sample board.


Speaking of the "element of surprise".
When I opened the door to her dark bathroom and turned on the light, this picture of her precious Ollie was right in front of me.  Right by the comode.  
So cute!!  and, he's the best little rescue dog.


The table base was beige and she asked me to paint it a black distressed finish.
Hope you can see that I rubbed the black off of those curved areas so the brown would show through the black.


Her table top was scratched  in several areas.  I was able to lightly sand and stain those areas and then seal the top really well with two coats of clear sealer.  
It looks brand new, again.
I love the look of the blue/brown chairs, the black table base and stained table top together.  And, those colors go so well with all of her beautiful decor.


This is how everything looked "before".
I love how the sun comes in that window.

This is a link to 
that I painted last year.

The new breakfast room colors look wonderful with the kitchen cabinet colors.
Thank you, Linda!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! It all looks so pretty in her breakfast room with her other furniture.

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  2. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you achieved such a great finish on the chairs and table. I think I am going to "take the plunge" and paint my fruitwood dining room chairs this year...your tutorial will help me.

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    1. Thank you! The good thing about paint is, if you don't like how something turns out, you can paint right over it. Have fun!

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  3. That is one gorgeous finish. I bet your client was thrilled.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie!! She was very happy. I was, too. The blue, black and brown were so pretty together.

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  4. Beautiful color. I love that worn almost faded turquoise shade. xox

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    1. Yes, it turned out nicely. The color is a medium blue/greeny paint with a brown stain over it.

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  5. Love the colors and the finish is perfect. Sweet pup too.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! Ollie is the sweetest little dog and his fur is absolutely beautiful. He's a little rescue dog. You should see the picture of when they found him.

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  6. You are really doing a great work! Look forward to see the table! Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thank you! It all turned out so nicely and I love those colors together.

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love the distressed finish on the chairs, and the two-tone table is amazing. Fantastic job. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN! http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/01/22/home-matters-linky-party-21/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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    1. Thank you, Lorelai! It all turned out really well and my client was very happy, thank goodness! :) I did share at Home Matters. Thank you for the invitation.

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  8. Fabulous look Lynda! Love how they turned out. Thanks for sharing them with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you, Jann! My client picked out all of the colors and I really love how they go together, too.

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  9. beautiful...love the layers of color...very talented...:)....just finished a big paint redo in my master...come and see...have a great day, Mariaelena

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    1. Thank you! You did a great job on your bedroom. I love the new colors!!

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  10. Thanks for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week. We hope you will link up again next Friday.
    ~Bonnie

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  11. Looks beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! She is such a good decorator and her home is beautiful.

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  12. The chairs are beautiful as is the table! Love that aged finish. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!
    Blessings, Deborah

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    1. Thank you, Deborah! I love to paint the old finishes.

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