Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mother Nature Is In Charge

I've been busy but it's at my leisure, yesterday I was able to paint the table and dresser black and I was quite pleased with the results sort of. Then I thought "you can do better than that." What to do? What to do? Lately patina and weathered furniture has really appealed to me so I decided to give it a go! go! Let's begin with the table, I purchased this beat up table in the spring and if I have learned anything since starting this blog stay within your skill set. I don't know how to repair broken legs, legs that wobble so I'll pass on these things in the future for sure. I love the way the table looks but it's a "wobbler."

The dining table and dresser are coming along but Mother Nature got in the way this weekend. I was only able to prime and paint the dresser and I started removing the varnish from the table and I primed two of the four chairs...........rain :(

Until next time

Mod Vintage Life


  1. I LOVE those chairs! And I can't wait to see how everything turns out!


  2. Wow I just love that shade of blue and the weathered look really fits the table.


  3. Hey Vicky, that table looks amazing!! How did you get those two colors??? I sooooo need to learn how to do that!

  4. Hi Vicki,
    It looks you and I like the same type of projects! Keep at it - those chairs are going to be great! Are you using Chalk Paint? It will be fun to keep up with you!


  5. It's hard to be grateful for rain when it interferes with our painting plans! Wishing you some sunny days ;-)

  6. I had the same wiggle problem with my chairs. My neighbor does a lot of woodworking and I asked him about it. He suggested glue unless I wanted to sink a screw into the leg. I did the glue. It stopped the wiggle. I like your paint on the coffee table. Keep up the good work.


  7. LOVE the look of that table! the dark blue is awesome!!!! you can use glue as suggested above, chair lock also works well. and "L" brackets sometimes can help, too and can be screwed in underneath so they are hidden. usually i use trim screws which sink into the wood as suggested above, then patch, and then paint- that seems to work the best.

  8. Such a cute table, Vicky. The paint color is perfect.

  9. The color of your table is beautiful! It will be fun seeing your upcoming projects!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciated your participation. Sorry I'm so tardy in commenting, but I've been away for the past four days. Hope to see you again this week!


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