"...In the dance of sun and water and sky. In the faces of the people who need us most and of the people we most need. In the smell of breakfast cooking on a charcoal fire. Who knows where we will find Him or whether we will recognize Him if we do? Who knows anything even approaching the truth of who He really was? But my prayer is that we will all of us find Him somewhere, somehow, and that He will give us something of his life to fill our emptiness, something of his light to drive back our dark"
-The Great Dance -Frederick Buechner

Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Chair Experience


We picked up our dining room table yesturday and i'm pretty darn excited about it. Too bad it has to stay in the box for another 2 months or so before we're ready to actually put it in the house.

Here it is (didn't get the chairs to go with it)
Throughout the summer I bought 8 chairs. 4 from kijiji and 4 from a thrift store in Sundre (which was an awesome little thrift store by the way). All summer long I told myself I would sand and paint the chairs. The sanding happened on about 1/2 of them but the painting did not. Finally made it to Walmart on Friday to buy some test paint to see if I liked to colour.

Here's the butt of the chair... after the sanding. I started out using an electric sander and then realized all I really needed to do was rough the finish up and not actually remove it all:)

PRIMER: took an entire can for 1 chair so turns out it will cost about 10.00 per chair to paint which i am okay with because I paid about 100.00 for all 8 chairs. Love the fact that the chairs are all solid wood and still have a good long life ahead of them

I actually liked the look of the chair with only the primer... looked very vintage but it was a bit too white for me
SPRAY PAINT: Ivory colour, Satin finish.

Still might do a few finishing touches but overall I'm pretty happy with the results! Yah for whiteness!!

1 comment:

Cheyenne said...

CHANTELLE-That table is SO GORGEOUS! I absolutely love your chairs. SERIOUSLY! I'd love to give you a hand painting-let me know and I can leave the lil one with someone else and we could just get 'er done. You did such a great job at finding all the chairs! Where did you get that table????