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Monday, September 22, 2014

A Vintage Dining Set Made New

I found this darling dining set in an unloved corner of Goodwill. It was just what a client was looking for.


It was a well built mid century set made of maple by Mainewoods furniture.


All of the pieces received a good scrubbing and light sanding.


Other than one area on the tabletop that needed a bit of wood filler, it was in amazing shape.


I always begin by painting my pieces up side down. Then I give them a day…or two depending on my schedule… to dry before flipping them over to do the top. This insures that the most viewed angle stays smudge and chip free.


I used Valspar Naivete White flat spray Paint. It was the exact shade of white I was looking for. Soft and pretty.


The finish was impeccable. I think it really does boil down to the prep work.


The table was simply dressed with placemats, napkins and plates from HomeGoods. The chair pads came from Anna’s Linens.


On Wednesday I will share the adjoining space which was decorated on a budget.


Have you rescued any unloved furniture lately?


Linking to:

Between Naps On The Porch, Classy Clutter, A Stroll Thru Life, Not Just A HousewifeA Bowl Full of Lemons, We Are That Family,Someday Crafts,The 36th Avenue, Ivy and Elephants, Savvy Southern Style, Katherine’s Corner, Posed Perfection,Craftberry Bush, Stonegable, Jennifer Rizzo, French Country Cottage, The Shabby Nest, Imparting Grace,My Romantic Home,The Charm of Home,Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk Interiors, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,The Dedicated House


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Perfect for this space. You did a great job.

Cindy said...

You are so talented -- what a great find and refinish!!

Louise said...

It looks perfect

Julie Corbisiero said...

Wow what a great job you did painting the table and chairs. Yes you are so talented and creative too. Have a nice day and week!

Karena Albert said...

Beautifully done Laura and the color is perfect!

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Vel Criste said...

It's so beautiful now with that white paint Laura, I'm sure your client will enjoy this for years to come!

Junkchiccottage said...

Great job Laura. The re love of the table and chairs came out so nice. Have a great week.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Love how it turned out! The white is perfect.

Auntie Em said...

Very pretty! I like the blue accents with it.
I was given some very wise advice about painting once upon a time. Start the paint job where it will be seen last, first. It's never failed me yet! :)

Charlotte said...

Wow. I love that. Like the painting tips too. We're thinking about painting a coffee table we've had since the 1960s.

Shelia said...

Hi Laura! Oh, I love how the little table and chairs turned out! I didn't realize there was a flat finish spray paint! Looks like it came from the factory.
Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,Shelia ;)

Debbie said...

Well, I just did a yakabout about some rescued living room lamps from the thrift store so that counts, I think. I also just redid a desk for my den yesterday. It wasn't rescued from the thrift store, though. It was rescued from the attic where it has been living for about 20 years. It was maple, too, and probably from the same time period.

I really love yours. I'm sort of a white freak. The peek into the adjacent room is so pretty too.

lynn cockrell said...

The set is so pretty, Laura. How talented you are!