Right? When I first found and redid this table it really didn't occur to me that selling it would be a problem without chairs. I mean, who doesn't like to scour second hand stores looking for chairs? Well, suprisingly, some people don't. They like sets. So, a set is what I decided to give them.
So, I scoured second hand stores, Craigslist, and yard sales. I found these on Craigslist, but they were a bit too expensive for my taste. So, in true form, I emailed the seller and offered a crazy low price with the promise of picking them up that day. I would say this works maybe a fraction of the time, but if you don't ask, you never know. Luckily, it worked in this case. The seller just wanted them gone and wanted to make a bit o' cash. They don't exactly match that gorgeous dark walnut top and Pure White body, huh?
But, look at them, classic style and solid wood. Perfect. The first thing I did was strip and sand the seat of the chairs so they could be restained that beautiful dark walnut color.
I think everyone in my neighborhood is probably getting sick of hearing my sander!
So, I stained and painted, stained and painted, well you get the gist. Looks like a seemingly small job, not a lot of painting to do. Wrong. Chairs are a total pain. I will probably not do anymore for a while unless I can spray them because they are TIME CONSUMING!
But, it was definately worth it. After some distressing and waxing, they turned out so beautiful and updated.
And, talk about a set. This set looks like it was made together. Remember the table from before??
Now, it's a beautiful dining set. Hmmm, would I be a horder if I had two different table sets in my kitchen? Is that how it begins??