Monday, June 2, 2014

The Chicest Dining Set

Sometimes inspiration comes from funny places. A couple weeks ago I purchased a big old hutch for my kitchen and painted it Benjamin Moore's Roasted Sesame Seed. Aaaand became more then a bit obsessed with the color. I decided to use it to revisit a dining set that's been getting very little interest. It was so refreshing to paint a dining set a color other than black or white for once. I also integrated in two other antique chairs that compliment that original set of six very nicely. I must admit, I'm delighted with the result. I love the table with spring flowers, as I photographed it, but just picture it decked out for Thanksgiving too.
     The entire set- all eight chairs and the table are all solid cherry--- so high quality. I sanded, stained, and sealed the table top to really show off the outstanding wood. The chairs are primed, painted, distressed, glazed, and waxed- and yes, that took me about 1000years to do. I re-covered the wonderfully squashy seat cushions in a pretty cream, that really plays up the color of the chairs.
Before (well sort of before) and afters below. What do you think?


  1. The dining room set is just stunning in that color and the eclectic collection of chairs is so fun. Wow!