Friday, July 5, 2013

A Swedish Country Dining Set

I picked up this sweet and impressive set last week and set to work on it right away. The set is so high end, with a stunning oak table top, and six incredibly solid oak chairs. I really love the turnings of the legs too. I've never really seen another set like this one, and it was sooo much fun to work on. I sanded the table top and it's two leaves and re-stained them pickled with just a hint of color to give them a fresh lime washed feel, and then sealed the table with poly until it was smooth as silk. I painted the table base and the chairs in Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in graphite, then distressed and waxed them. The chairs are re-covered in a pretty deep tan upholstery cloth that compliments the set's colors really well. Can you tell I'm extremely fond of this set? This one's for sale so let me know if you're interested!
Before and afters below~


  1. Anonymous8/03/2013

    WOW! I can't believe how different the set looks now! Amazing job!!! So glad I sold the set to someone who knows how to take care of it. Thanks again!

    - Jim, the original owner

    1. Thank you so much Jim!!! It was great to meet you!