French Provincial Dining Room ~ Part 1

Hello Everyone…hope you are having an extra special weekend so far!
Remember all our great finds last week?  Well, I’ve been really, really busy and my body feels it!  I’m taking the weekend off from painting by orders of my husband.  I’ve been recruiting his help more and more lately.  I’ve been telling him, he should just join me full-time in this little business venture of mine.  We’ll see ~ I think I’m wearing him down!
So, the very first thing I tackled was the dining room table.  The table has a label that states it was made in Taiwan but the chairs are Drexel Heritage.  They go beautifully together.  I wanted the set to be light and bright without being solid white so I chose to paint a base coat of  CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint Vintage White and then brushed on a layer of Kansas Wheat.  I distressed the chairs and the base of the table but left the table top solid Kansas Wheat.  I used three coats of clear wax on the top and then used a mixture of clear and dark wax on the rest.  I also reupholstered all six chairs with fabric I purchased at Joanns.  I had a 50% off coupon so I bought the entire bolt…a saving of $76.00.  I use this fabric all the time so why not?
Our Neighborhood Bible Study Group was meeting in our home again on Thursday night so I had to get the table done and delivered to my space in Furniture Affair or there wouldn’t have been room for everyone.  I painted it all inside weaving between these pieces as well as our own furniture.  (Our garage has filled up again!)  Ya just do what ya got to do, right?
Before↓

I just LOVE this style of chair.  It’s so pretty plus sturdy and comfortable!!!


Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow!  My husband is taking me out for lunch now and maybe I’ll even talk him into a walk through the Outlet Mall or a movie!

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Comments

  1. It looks amazing, Judy. I love the chairs too. Haven’t done much upholstery work and have a chair I’m kind of scared to do. Any tip?

    • Thanks Heather…my suggestion is start small. Dining room chairs are typically the easiest to reupholster. These were a little bit tricky due to the fact they had a cut-in at the back to work around but most are just square(ish). It’s nice to have an extra set of hands to help as well. One to hold the material in place while the other staples. :)

  2. Oh , it so beautiful, I always dreamed about a white dining room. And maybe one day I’ll finally I had. Regards from Norway – Anna

  3. Judy .. LOVE everything you posted.. LOVE LOVE LOVE ….

  4. Very pretty transformation! I always hope to find cane backed chairs when I hit the thrift! They are so pretty and French!

  5. Looks amazing! I am in love with cane back chair. Blessings to you dear Judy, Patti

  6. It looks so beautiful! I love everything about the set. Great work! You do deserve a break after that.
    Debbie :)

  7. Hi Judy,
    In the mid to late 60′s many military families were being sent home from The Philippines. They came home via Taipei and many of them bought furniture that was made to copy American makers. That could be the story behind your table. Great piece! I have one too and I believe I will refurbish it to white!
    Shelley

  8. Hi Judy,
    In the mid to late 60′s many military families were being sent home from The Philippines. They came home via Taipei and many of them bought furniture that was made to copy American makers. That could be the story behind your table. Great piece! I have one too and I believe I will refurbish it to white!
    Shelley

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