Thursday, March 22, 2012

ASCP dinette froom 1922








For forever I have wanted to refinish a dinette set. The set I found was from 1922. It had only 4 chairs with cane backs. It had two leaves.








I have a family of 5 and we often have 1-2 extra guests for dinner. I wanted this table to go in my semi-formal space. I didn't want to have to serve dinner in the formal dining room for fewer than 3 guest entertaining. I decided to get two benches to place on the side of the table where seating was required. 
BEFORE
AFTER

I may get two heads of table anchor chairs. So far I have not found much that I would be able to place as is or refinish like the rest.
MAYBE TWO OF THESE TO ANCHOR?

OR MAYBE THESE WITH PAINTED LEGS??

The set smelled like 90 years of smoking. So for that I washed her in vinegar 4 times. ALSO try this tip {LINK} .


I then painted with ASCP in old white two solid coats.
ASCP Old White

ASCP Arles

ASCP French Linen

I then washed over that with arles and old white and water. 1 part arles to 6 parts old white to 4 parts water. Then over it again with equal parts water and old white. Then I ran over specific areas with french linen or french linen, water, old white washes.






then I distressed like a mad woman. I then distressed the top all over to expose the original pattern.


DROP CLOTH AS FABRIC

I re-upholstered in drop cloth fabric and basically rebuilt the seats with new foam, cardboard, duct tape, spray adhesive and deep tenacity for an overall seat disintegration problem. I did not seal or wax anything but the table top.





I did 2 coats of clear satin poly (rub-on). I regret that I didn't soft wax. I like that subtle distressing is taking place but worry about stains.














30 comments:

  1. Your project came out great. I always wax all my painted furniture and have never really had staining problems, Laura

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    1. Thanks, I wil be waxing her in April and will post the results.

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  2. I am in love with that set--love the chairs! You did a fantastic job--TFS!

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    1. Thanks, I am so thankful the cane was in good shape.

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  3. Wow what a transformation! I love the color combination and the final outcome! Your husband should be so proud of you and make you a nice fancy dinner! It's really beautiful!
    Elisa
    home sweet nest

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    1. Thanks. He is acctually the cook of the house and makes a fancy dinner everynight.

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  4. Wow! What a beautiful transformation, Jenny! GREAT job! Love the way you layered on the colors. You're lucky like I am with having the hubster being master chef! lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  5. Hi I'm a new follower. I love your table makeover, great job! And so creative with your color combinations! I'd love for you to follow back and link your dinette set to my Frugal Treasures Tuesday party going on til Sunday night! : )

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    1. Thanks, I will run right over and link-follow.

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  6. This looks great! It looks like a brand new old table. Ha Ha. Great job!

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  7. Really great job. I'd love for you to link it up to my party that opens at 8pm EST tonight. Hope to see you there.

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  8. It's soooooo pretty!!!!
    Can I be one of those guests and come over and sit in your chair.....????
    Please....?

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  9. Love the fabulous french lines of your table and chairs. So wonderful to see these treasures restored and on to new life.

    I especially like your ideas of head anchor chairs. Keep looking. You'll find them.

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    1. thanks, I am...even though the husband said it was the dumbest idea i ever had. i sincerely doubt that but whatev.

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  10. You did a wonderful job, this is really really pretty, and just perfect for small dinners!! thanks so much for linking up to VIF!

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  11. You have some amazing makeovers!! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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  12. I'm speechless. This is perfect!!! Great job!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

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  13. I did a table and chair set once. It is quite a job!! Your hard work paid off! Looks great!

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  14. Jenn - you did a great job on that dining set!! You did an amazing job with all of that mixing and layering! Wow!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  15. this is a beauty! thanks for sharing!

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