It just seemed like the perfect “foundation” of a bench–for my mom’s kitchen. I bought it, oogled and ahhh’d over it–winced at giving it up. But it got loaded in the van for the next trip back to visit her, and, I let.it.go.
With the most fundamental of descriptions—
-I cut up 2 of the chairs and RE-spaced the legs,
-cut plywood for the decking,
-attached the headboard,
-and padded and upholstered the seat.
In 2005 I found the pedestal table in her local Thrift Shoppe for $275, bundled with a large glass round and 4 modern chairs—none of which belonged together—nor would they sell any of it separately. Eventually, I sold the glass and chairs with a different pedestal in the flea market at a good profit.
A day or two after the table, I found the Chippendale chair for $3 at one of her Goodwill stores, and this is the outcome of the mismatched items!
Light, sweet, garden-y. Ethereal.
I painted all the pieces with Kilz–it’s a good all-around primer, and I like the softness of the white color. My friend Sara painted the Waverly fabric pattern on the slat of the chair!
–This is what the table looked like as I found it, funny how the dark stain “conceals” the carving details.
I think it’s really pretty painted, but think it would have looked fabulous with a lighter, med-honey stain, round glass, in a foyer with a beautiful vase of flowers!
Funny just how many years I’ve been doing this, wish I could show you all those long-ago projects.
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