This table and chair set has been in a friend's family for over 40 years. She remembers it being used for many family gatherings in the country. My friend needed to make space in her home, and she's been trying to sell it over the summer without luck. She asked me to see what I could do with it, and I agreed to help her get it sold.
BeforeThe set is solid wood and is very sturdy. But the finish has worn over the years.
|Vintage arrow back chairs with damaged finish|
The finish on the table top was especially worn. However, the wear was mostly on the center of the table, and the drop leaves were in better shape.
|Solid wood drop leaf table with severe damage to finish|
The base of the table was painted in County Grey which has a neutral green undertone. The top was painted in Old White for contrast and a fresh and clean look.
|Table and chair set painted in County Grey and Old White|
I applied a small amount of distressing and wear to the top and sealed the paint with two coats of soft clear wax.
|Light distressing applied to the table and chairs.|
The distressing to the painted chair honors it's vintage past and adds some visual interest.
|The painted chairs were distressed to honor their vintage past|
The same distressing was applied to the seats, too.
|Distressing and wear was applied to the Country Grey paint|
The dimensions are 31" wide x 42" long x 29" high. With the leaves expanded it is approximately 64" wide. The table works well in a small space, such as a kitchen, but with the leaves open it will expand to accommodate a large family gathering. My husband thinks it would work well in a family room for a game table.
|The table more than doubles in size with the leaves exteneded|
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