So we have had this table and chairs since we got married but it is actually about 17 years old! It used to be in my parents house when I was about 5 or so. It is pretty old and ugly! I don't know why we didn't think of restoring it before but we finally did. It took two days straight! But it was SO much fun because Navin and I did it all together! It was so great to spend that time with him! He was so helpful too because I didn't really know what I was doing. We did it out in our front carport. We actually had some neighborhood kids join us as well. They really wanted to help sand so we had them ask their parents and then they came over and started sanding! It actually slowed down the job a little but they were so funny! Especially one little boy named Ben. Since then he has come over to our house everyday just to see the inside and how our furniture turned out! On Conference Sunday he knocked at our door around 7:30 or so to invite us to his Conference camp out. I don't think his parents even knew he came over and he looked like he just woke up cause he was still in his p.j.'s and had no shoes on! He is a funny kid!
Anyway, I got the idea to restore our table and chairs from another blog so I just thought I would share our results. It actually worked really well! We love the new look!
We painted it red underneath so that after we painted it black and distressed it, the red would come through instead of an ugly color.
We used candle wax on the edges where there would be potential distressing and then painted the black over it and then sanded the candle wax off.
This is what it looks like in our home!
I also decided to add pictures of our latest Halloween decor.