Saturday, October 11, 2008


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. 


Jonathan and Sarah said...

It looks so good! You guys are so crafty and talented.

Zach and Whitney said...

Liz! I found your blog. Your table and chairs look so good!

Camille said...

I LOVE getting old hand-me-down furniture and painting it. Or buying it for super cheap at Goodwill...and painting it. You guys did a great job!

Jami said...

liz, did you know that we live down the freaking street from eachother and haven't seen eachother for like 2 years? WHATS UP? Love the table...very cute. I love fixing things up...well I don't love doing the work, but I love the finished product!

Steph Harmon said...

you are so coming over to my house. I am not good at that kinda stuff. I have a table taht is just like your pre-awesome table pic!

I had a lot of fun tonight running into you guys! I'm glad we got back into touch!


The Burners said...

Oh that turned out super cute, Liz! Great idea to use the candle wax :)Love your Halloween decorations. Don't you just love this time of year?