I have a confession to make that will shock all the semi-pro DIY'ers out there. Before this year, I had never owned or operated a power tool! Yes, never! The impetus that, ultimately, changed this grievous state of affairs was a vintage table and set of 4 chairs that my father bought many years ago. I was never very fond of it as it was a little too "country" for me and I secretly wanted something more "rock and roll". Lately, I have grown more fond of it because it has so many memories of family dinners embedded in it. And now that we are all grown and scattered to the four winds, this little set has found its home with me. Do you have pieces that evoke such memories for you? The problem was that the upholstery looked decidedly drab. So I took the plunge, bought an electric staple gun after quizzing the clerk at Rona for 15 minutes, picked out a lovely retro-inspired fabric, new batting and set to work. Here is a chair that's been recovered beside one that hasn't.
And yes, I emerged unscathed with my fingers intact. While the table still remains its original humble self, it has a mighty secret. Inside its belly is cunningly concealed an extra leaf that swings up and out so that the table can seat 6. How clever is that?
Do you think I should repaint the set or keep it the original duck egg blue? The paint work is in fairly good condition but it is obvious that the set has been well enjoyed and has come by its "distressing" honestly. Should I paint it white? Or go for modern glam black? Your opinion would be greatly appreciated.
I admit that I had so much fun with my staple gun that, after I was done, I wanted to run around the house stapling everything! Now I know why the boys love their tools so much!
I think this little country table and chairs is ready for another twenty years of memories, don't you?
I'm linking up to A Beach Cottage, Free Pretty Things, The Shabby Chic Cottage , Simple Home Life, Serenity Now, My Romantic Home and Diy By Design.