Before & After: Dining Set

Remember these guys:



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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.

28 comments:

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).

-Chedva
http://bellysbutton.typepad.com/bellys

Lynett said...

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

Jaime said...

Love the scallops on the tabletop and the toile!!

Kristen said...

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

Pine Tree Home said...

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

twolovelyspaces said...

Wow, you make it look so easy.

Hello Lover... said...

Turned out amazing - I love that you chose black!

newportstylephile said...

Love! Sometimes toile makes everything better!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oooh lovely!! you guys rock!

TeachingInHeels said...

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

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!

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!

Cindy

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Gorgeous!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

beautiful! love the fabric on the chairs!

Sarah said...

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

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 :)

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.

charm home said...

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

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!!

Dina said...

What a gorgeous transformation!

Anna See said...

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

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

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

xx
dagny

Design Esquire said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Great job.

K said...

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

Holyoke Home said...

Oooh! Love the textured top!

Averill said...

LOVE the grasscloth top, Camila. Brilliant!

Scientific Housewife said...

Amazing, you're so good!

pve design said...

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