Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Before & After: Dining Set

Remember these guys:



The two chairs were freebie’s from a client that was going to toss them and the pedestal accent table was a steal from a thrift store.


It’s not a traditional dining set up, but the space where it needs to go is rather teeny so it worked wonders.


This past weekend we had it looking like this:

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Now everything got a coat of semi-gloss black spray paint. No sanding or priming was neccessary.


The seats got recovered and the tabletop,which was a bit beat up got some grass-cloth on top.


I had to share the trick Jon used to get a perfect cut on the hexagon top.


Because all of the edges were straight we were able to top up pieces of letter size paper to make a template.

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You can then use your template on the grass cloth wallpaper and with a straight edge make some cuts with a new razor blade and you are almost finished.

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A little wallpaper paste and brush to apply and you are finished.

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The addition of the grass-cloth top took about 5 mins!

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Making the template to get the perfect cut was a lot easier than trying to trace the space and then cut. With the template it is done in just one try with no problems.


Because they will be using it to eat on we will be adding a plexi-glass top to prevent stains.



Blogger Belly said...

This turned out beautifully! The grass cloth adds so much (and it reminds me a bit of the oomph tables, which cost a fortune).


July 20, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Lynett said...

Very nice C! Can't wait to see the rest of the apt.

July 20, 2010 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

Love the scallops on the tabletop and the toile!!

July 20, 2010 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Very pretty! I'm so excited to see the rest of the apartment..

July 20, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
Blogger Pine Tree Home said...

Looks lovely. How did you get such a perfect finish from spray paint?

July 20, 2010 at 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, you make it look so easy.

July 20, 2010 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Hello Lover... said...

Turned out amazing - I love that you chose black!

July 20, 2010 at 5:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love! Sometimes toile makes everything better!

July 20, 2010 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oooh lovely!! you guys rock!

July 20, 2010 at 6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it!! What a great turn around for this little table set.

July 20, 2010 at 6:22 PM  
Anonymous Laura@JourneyChic said...

What a huge difference! I love the idea of the grasscloth top, and the fabric for the seat is so cute. You have such an amazing ability to see the potential in what others consider trash!

July 20, 2010 at 6:31 PM  
Anonymous Design Love said...

That table and chair set is such a big score! Looks way better now, than before...don't show them the after or they will be kicking themselves!!!

Very nice blog!


July 20, 2010 at 6:59 PM  
Blogger Kate@TwentySixToLife said...


July 20, 2010 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger micah @ the yellow front door said...

beautiful! love the fabric on the chairs!

July 20, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Nice job C! Can't wait to see the apt. and how it all turns out.

July 20, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

I just wanted to say that I love your blog. I've been reading it daily for about 6 months now and my day just isn't complete until I stop by! And I love this project, as I always love your projects :)

July 20, 2010 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Helena Fay Ballard said...

Beautiful! I love seeing old furniture becoming new again with a little hard work. I love the fabric that you chose for the chair cushions too.

July 20, 2010 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger charm home said...

Looks great and that template idea was so smart. I'll definitely have to remember that one.

July 20, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger AB HOME Interiors said...

Wow these turned out great. Have you seen meditations on life and style blog? She is a whiz at finding treasures and giving them new life. I went back through your blog and you like finding treasures too! The orange and white desk is fabulous!!

July 20, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Dina said...

What a gorgeous transformation!

July 20, 2010 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Anna See said...

Delish! I'd love to sit in this sweet setting!

July 20, 2010 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Such a great project, Camila!!! Looks amazing!


July 21, 2010 at 3:06 AM  
Blogger Design Esquire said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Great job.

July 21, 2010 at 8:20 AM  
Anonymous K said...

Love the grass cloth - adds so much texture. Great job, and thanks for the tutorial!

July 21, 2010 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Holyoke Home said...

Oooh! Love the textured top!

July 21, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

LOVE the grasscloth top, Camila. Brilliant!

July 21, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Scientific Housewife said...

Amazing, you're so good!

July 22, 2010 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger pve design said...

I would love "mirror" on the top of that table, you know the ones that are all weathered and worn!

July 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

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