New Dining Digs
Not only did Hubster and I have a challenge with our house appearance (inside and out), but our furniture was suffering from a horrible disease: Hodge-Podgeitis. We’re unable to buy new furniture or to break away from a few cherished antiques. Slowly but surely some of our furniture is starting to heal and cohesiveness is finally starting to flourish.
A week ago, I had four wrought-iron kitchen chairs with cherry wood seats and an oak table. Hubster had two white metal chairs with stained cloth seats and a table with a white metal frame and wooden top.
The first step on my mission was the chairs. I used wrought-iron textured-metal spray paint on the two chairs’ white metal frames. Then, I padded the four wooden chairs and covered all six chairs with light golden beige napkins I got on clearance at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Voilà! Chairs matched! Next, I removed the table top from the base and coated the base with the same textured-metal spray paint. I tried using a wood-stripper on the table top and got nowhere. Sanding the wood was the next step and the old clear-coat varnish came off easily. I choose a dark stain named Mahogany Bombay and applied two coats before adding the polyurethane. Now my kitchen set looks like it belongs together, and my kitchen is now a bit more cohesive.