Friday, July 24, 2009

A quick kitchen set paint job

A pedestal table and four chairs popped up on my local craigslist last week and just from the pictures alone I knew that it was the perfect set. It was in great condition, had all 4 chairs, basically just needed a new coat of paint, and obviously the price was right.


Working outside at 8:30pm to get it done before night fall!
Fast, easy and cheap! Sounds good to me~


I debated on whether or not to even distress this set, but the unanimous feedback from the family was DO IT! That is what makes my pieces a little unique, right? But I still went easy and just did a minimal amount.






A QUICK NOTE:
Thank you SOOO much to everyone for all the wonderful comments and questions! It is actually overwhelming how many emails I get everyday. This week alone I have already responded to over 100. So please be patient, I promise I will get back to everyone. If you have a question in particular about anything I appreciate you asking in the comments section, but it is easier for me to keep track of what I have or haven't answered if you ask me in an email.
Now we are off to the cabin for the weekend to enjoy a HUGE family reunion! Have a great weekend everyone~

46 comments:

Sharla said...

Love it! Do you always use a paint sprayer? I'm concerned about using one inside (painting kitchen cabinets) and thought I would ask you.

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Wow Holly! Another wonderful piece, all pretty and white, love it!

High-Heeled Wife said...

I love your blog!!!

Mindy said...

What do you use to varnish with?

Cindy said...

It is Awesome!!! I'm taking forever with mine as I'm using stupid spray paint and can't get the top quite right...then again..I'm going to distress it too!

MMM said...

WOW!!! You truly are very talented! I enjoy looking at ALL of your pieces! Now I need to take your inspiration and use some of it on my long-awaiting paint projects! :-/ [I think I like viewing your's better!]

Thanks for sharing!
~Holly (aka MMM)

Rebecca said...

Hey Holly! Beautiful!! Love that you distressed it. I would also love to know what varnish you use to topcoat? Have a great weekend at your cabin!

lisa said...

Quick? I wish my quick projects turned half as great as yours do. Another stunning job!

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

It looks absolutely FABULOUS!! Love it! I Love how you put the slip covered chairs at the end.

Awesome!

Have a great weekend!

nameisgrace said...

Once again...I'm stunned, amazed, inspired list goes on and on...You should SERIOUSLY open up a shop selling this stuff! I linked your blog btw. Thanks so much for letting me share your wonderful talent! Have a fun weekend!! xoxo

Nancy E. J. said...

LOVE IT! I think your love of white has really rubbed off on me. I only wish our black dogs didn't shed like it's going out of style. Oh, I love pedestal tables like crazy too. I have two in our little house.

Thanks for the comment on the sideboard...I decided to keep it the dark stain. =) I love your blog, I've been following it for a few months.

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Love it- Love it- Love it-
A+
Have a wonderful weekend!

~ Kelly Ann ~
http://kellyannstudio.blogspot.com/

Perch Home said...

Allright I'm getting a paint sprayer!!

Shannon and Carey said...

A-MA-ZING!!!!!!!!
Only a few more days till I get MY sprayer!
Oh boy oh boy oh boy!
-Shannon in Austin :)

http://galsintheknow.blogspot.com/ said...

wow! you are amazing with that paint gun! good job!

Tamstyles said...

you are coming with the bees knees girl...one after another..pow pow..

RLG said...

Look out! Gorgeous girl with a spray gun! I bet your husband loves it. Love seeing the awesome pictures of your furniture rehab. Have a great weekend. xoxo

LaurenH said...

If I lived in your area I would be buying things from you all the time! You make me want to just paint my whole house white :)

Liana said...

I love your blog!! I want to be like you when i grow up!!!

Miss HoneyDew said...

As always it looks great!!! What did you do with the old table?

Anina said...

I love this Emily!

hopeful #1 said...

1st, who is Emily? (see above)

2nd, I love this! It's so great! I love the detail on the back of the chairs too... so perfect! Now your dining room that was in need of some furniture looks almost complete... is it?

Lovely Little Nest said...

Great job ~ and your floors are just gorgeous!

MrsKBJ said...

Beautiful! Gosh, I wish I lived near you!! I love the distress look. Is there a trick to doing that or just fine sand paper and go to town where you want the distressing?

Domestic Princess said...

Fabulous as always

lambie-pie said...

I agree with only the light distressing, esp since the dresser is more heavily. Do you varnish after the paint, and if so what do you use? Do you like a wipe on or a spray on more. Oh, and I hope you're wearing a mask with all of this painting and sanding you're doing- got to protect those lungs!
(I learned this first hand after spray painting without one all day and it definitely affected my breathing and made me feel sick later, so I learned the hard way!)

Olive Rue said...

Hi there. Just found your blog and wanted to say hello. The table and chairs turned out beautiful. And how smart of you to use a spray gun instead of the old fashion way that takes forrreverrrr!! I'm off to look around some more. Have a great week!

martha said...

You are so inspiring! What type of spray gun do you recommend? What brand of paint? Do you sand first?
Thanks for the help!

Jessica said...

An amazing transformation once again! You have an AWARD waiting for you on my blog so be sure to stop by!! :)

windhula said...

What finish of paint do you use...flat, eggshell? Also what kind of sprayer do you use?

bbrowning30 said...

I too was interested in the brand of sprayer you use because mine is awful!!

eve said...

Okay, I looooove your stuff! I would never think to buy that ugly looking brown table but you made it look beautiful! Yes, I am loving white because of you. And yes, if I lived near you I would be buying stuff from you left and right or taking a class from you to make stuff myself!!! I think we would all love a tutorial if you're up for it sometime :)

Suzy said...

I sooo need a sprayer!!

Once again, great job!

kelly said...

It looks great! I have a similar set in black that i'm looking to paint. Can you do more of a tutorial-type post sometime telling about the process? What kind of sprayer you use, the paint colors and brands you use, etc? I would love to know how you transform all of these pieces!

chickie said...

Awesome!! Work but well worth it.I 2 am a big fan of white.I really enjoyes your blog.Have you ever thought about joining up with White Wednesday?? I did.I will be doing a third post.Its fun!! Especially if you are into whites.Alot of great ideas.Have a bright day!! Fun Finds 2 U... Chickie from chickievintagechic.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

looks so fabulous! I love it.
Hope you are enjoying your time away.

Kristin said...

Beautiful! I have GOT to get a paint sprayer this weekend because I have so many projects I want to finish before our babies arrive!

paula said...

this looks great! My husband would have so loved to be using your paint sprayer last night, poor guy.

yogagirl17 said...

Hi Holly - been reading your blog for a while now, and love your projects (and little Wren too, of course!)

Did you also make the slip covers for the other chairs?

henzy said...

wow.. looks fabulous.

angela said...

The table and chairs look so wonderful! Job well done! :)

Angela
fixingitfancy.blogspot.com

dana said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now and love all that you do. We're moving soon into our first house and I'm already gathering ideas! (thanks for posting such beautiful makeovers).
And sorry to add to the email list. I totally know what you mean, I get many emails a week from my MADE site and though I love to respond to everyone it can be overwhelming at times. I just have a small question about your spray "can" in the picture there. Is that how you paint all your stuff? No paintbrushes involved? I'm getting ready to paint our beautiful old table (all white of course :)) and now that I see your picture....that might be the way to go! I assume you get one at Home Depot for not too much money?
Thank you! Please only respond if/when you can :)
- dana
www.dana-made-it.com

Anny said...

You weren't kidding when you said it was the perfect set! What an amazing makeover

Orli said...

I love eit all..your house is beautiful!

Anna See said...

This looks gorgeous. I love the dark floors and the white furniture. Wow!

Mark said...

This is Awesome! I always take with mine that I'm with stupid spray paint and cannot get the top quite right.I go to the distress of too!
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