Monday, May 7, 2012

Au Revoir to My Pretty Table and Chairs

The table and chair set that I painted for the Jane Austen Inspired Window has sold and will be leaving the store tomorrow.  I am so happy that they are going on to a new home where they will be loved but sometimes it's just so hard to say goodbye!

As you can see, I was really having fun with this set in our living room.  If I could have only justified having a third dining set in our house, right next to the dining room... seems a little excessive.  But it really came in handy when I hosted a ladies' game night last month.  Unfortunately that only happens once a year.  So, this pretty little set is moving right along to her new home!

Here is a look at the progression of the chairs' transformation.  As always, I love how a little distressing and dark wax can add so much character to a chalk painted piece, especially one with lots of fun detail!

The colors I used here are Annie Sloan's Old White, Paris Grey and Duck Egg Blue. 

I thoroughly enjoyed painting the detail work on the chair backs.  It was all of those spindles that were so time consuming and monotonous.  This was one of those times when I wished I'd had a sprayer and a place to spray my furniture....just for all of those gazillion little spindles!

You can read more about the table sold with the set of chairs by following the link here.

Here is one more look at the dining set in it's home in the window.  Tomorrow, the scene will be a bit different.  I wish I had another beautiful painted set to put in it's place, but I am just not quite that prolific with my painting.  What I do have is a lovely old round, wood gate leg table.  I think it will work.  I hope to have a couple more pieces completed and worked into the display before the Mother's Day sidewalk sale on Saturday!  It will be a fun event, with coffee and cookies served and a free gift to the first 50 customers!  If you're in the area, please stop by! 
You are sure to find the perfect Mother's Day gift!

Thank you for your sweet visit!  I hope you are having a lovely day!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

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