It was time to update the dining area. It just was. The brown-ness of it all was screaming for a major change!
So this is what I envisioned:
- Incorporating white to bring in some light
- Metallic gold to add a glam quotient
- And bringing in some pattern for the seats. (Floral pattern got a big No from my husband as its too girly. So we decided to go with geometric- trellis which we both like!)
Here’s the BEFORE of the dining area
Supplies: I got the fabric from Joann’s and rest of the things from Amazon
Step 1: Prime
The table surface is not smooth because of its inherent ridges. So I decided to prime before going in with the color to get an even application.
After first layer of priming.
Step 2: Paint
After two layers of semi-gloss white paint.
Step 3: Gold leaf finish
This little tube of rub-n-buff goes a long way. I just took some between my fingers and started buffing it on the metal legs of the table and the chairs. I recommend wearing gloves while using this. I did not cover the metal completely with the gold just to give it an antique finish. It seems as if the gold is peeking through!
Step 4: Re-upholster
|Here's the fabric|
Here's the AFTER:
That’s it. As good as new! I love how the white makes it look so much lighter and the combination with gold is such a classic. Plus the pattern makes it so much fun!