Thursday, September 16, 2010

Grown up stuff

One of my 30 before 30, was to get a new vintage dining room table.
And yesterday I was able to cross that off my list.
Thanks to the Salvation Army this table cost us a whopping $75.00!


After doing some serious research I found out this table is a Duncan Phyfe (or a design similar to his style)

It's a 6 chair table, but so far we have only reupholstered 4.
Our hands were killing us by 11 o'clock last night.
Pulling staples, tugging fabric...takes forever.


We decided on a off white sleek vinyl fabric that looks really similar to leather. 
It looks so grown up!



A serious improvement from what was there before...

ick.

Even after the seats are done...
the wood needs some work.
Some spots are pretty bad...
and it helps that I married to Mr. Painter who loves sanding and staining on his off time. haha! 


Do you think it should be stained or painted? 
Love your thoughts.

3 comments:

Lea the Lion said...

Definitely stained!

BARTOMJEA said...

Stain for sure!...It does look a lot like Duncan Phyfe....paint would just chip...

Kel said...

Stained! Keep it simple. save some room to paint it in the future!