In the meantime I have finished four of the dining room chairs. The four chairs match and will be on the sides of the table, and I have another set (another Craigslist purchase) that will go at the heads of the table. I'm not doing anything to the head chairs other than polishing the wood and cleaning the upholstery, so I'll show you them with the final reveal. Here's what the four side chairs looked like originally:
And here's how the chairs look now.
I painted them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.
I sanded to bring out the detailing of the legs and the backs. Then I finished with clear wax.
I've tried distressing ASCP before I put the wax on and after. In this case I wish I would have sanded after the wax was put on since it gives me a bit more control, but I'm okay with how they turned out.
I recovered the seats with dropcloths. I wanted the side chairs to be fairly simple because the head chairs are a velvet brocade (Betcha you want to see them now, right? I'm going to keep you in suspense!)
I'm pretty happy with the chairs, and I'll keep you posted on the table. I also have to finish up a couple of mirrors and some other do-das for the room, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
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