Shabby Chic table and chairs…

The Cedar Park table and chairs have met their match. Hello, Gadora! Here’s a photo of the dining table ~ BEFORE. Check out other BEFORE photos in Gadora’s previous post: Shabby Chic off Cedar Creek.

Table - BEFORE
Table - BEFORE

And the chairs…

Chairs - BEFORE.
Chairs - BEFORE.

Stripe

AFTER: 6 chairs, sans seats. 1 drop leaf table, with a center leaf. 4 sheets of sandpaper  (each cut into four) and 1 fabulous Bosch power sander. A quart of premium taupe paint. A light sanding. A half gallon of Valspar bright white. A quart of polyurethane. Another sanding. Dry. Dry, paint dry.

Table and chairs ~ DONE!
Table and chairs ~ DONE!

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And presto! A new dining set. They’ll sit in Cedar Park, a suburb just outside of Austin, in a delightful cottage-inspired interior. The table-top was distressed in parallel lines across the length of the table, giving its stance a wider appearance. The stripes also mimic wooden slats that “might” have constructed the table.

Close-up.
Close-up.

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And the legs. Giving the set a taupe undercoat gives it brilliant detail, as if  layers of life were applied over the years, and revealed upon its latest incarnation.

The legs... and underbelly.
The legs... and underbelly.

Gadora took a few minutes to scope out some fabric ideas for the seats. Finding an Austin artist ScarletFig, Gadora suggests something graphic in the color palette of the chairs new home…

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Fabric option...
Fabric option...

Another fabulous option to bring out the tables’ wood underneath, Amy Butler’s brilliant patterns. Love the Dream Poppies!

Amy Butler's Dream Poppies
Amy Butler's Dream Poppies

We are promised a photo of the completed seats when they are chosen!

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6 thoughts on “Shabby Chic table and chairs…

  1. Are you sure this is teak. I have the same table. It is maple and over 100 years old. I wish I had the chairs.

    Jude

  2. Beautiful job:) I have an old teak table and old chairs. Would you be interested in trying to do a similar finish as the one you have posted?

    Mary Ann

  3. From the table’s owner: “Just wanted to tell you that we LOVE the table and chairs and are just thrilled with the results. My husband came home tonight and said, “Wow, her business is going to take OFF with work like that!” What a transformation!”

  4. Amazing. Just amazing. Those “slats” blow my mind. I suspect this woman got a BARGAIN for all this great work. But, you now have a spectacular item in your portfolio to wow future clients!

  5. Really beautiful job, Steph. I love the detail of the lines across the table and the “layers of life” paint coats. Love it, and I’m sure your client does too!

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