I have a love/hate relationship with craigslist.org.
Sometimes I hate dealing with the sellers and/or buyers, Craigslist seems to have a reputation that is a little flaky. And then... I find something that I know I will LOVE...
This is my new favorite table and chair set, courtesy of my hard work searching on Craigslist and buying supplies from Home Depot.
Total cost: $50
Table - Free
Chairs - $30
Sandpaper, paint, varnish - $20
See the chair below? I bought 4 chairs for $30 which was more that I would normally spend,
but I really wanted something that would specifically go with my super freaking cute table that I got for a whopping price of FREE.
The seats were a little old and dirty,
but fabric covered cushioned seats are SO EASY to fix.
Simply unscrew the cushion, rip off old fabric, and staple on new material!
Without seat, ready for sanding.
See the turquoise table?
I really wish that I would have taken a picture of it before I painted it.
It was completely sanded, ready to paint. And it came with 2 leaves!
The lady who gave it to me thought it was "trash" and asked more than once if I was sure that I wanted it.
I painted it the color GEM TURQUOISE. Behr paint from Home Depot.
Oops paints to be exact...$5.00
Then I distressed it around the edges and a little more here and there.
The carved details are like pure happiness...
I followed the instructions for GLAZING FURNITURE from one of my favorite blogs.
It was so easy, and I LOVE the result.
Half glazed below.
Look carefully at each side, see how the glazed finish just tones down the color a bit?
MISTAKES: The one big mistake I made...
I glazed the table first, and then had to try to duplicate the finish onto the leaves after.
Next time I will do them all at the same time so they match even better.
And now for the chairs!!!
These turned out even better than I was picturing. I painted them with Behr "Cottage White" and covered the cushions in something called LAMINATED COTTON, which is a lot like oil cloth but cheaper. I can wipe it down when something is spilled, and because it was less expensive I can change it out whenever I want to! This print is called Loulouthi.
All I did was staple it to the seat base, and screw it back onto the chair.
All 4 chairs cushions were covered in about 30 minutes.
The Finished Product!
I absolutely love it.
Do you want to come over for a diet coke and chat? We can sit at my new table!