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Monday, July 19, 2010

Look what the cat dragged out... finally!

This dining setting has been sitting in my garage I'd say, for about 3 years! Why do I leave things sit so long? I don't know, but finally hubby and I dragged it out of his garage, to his relief and joy I might add, so I could get started on it .  I purchased this on ebay and even though it wasn't really what I was originally looking for, as I wanted a more french provicinial Queen Anne, Rachel Ashwell looking one (get my!), I really liked the look of it all and imagined how lovely it would look white!  Now these are all before pics so not so pretty, but we have to see the ugly first.. right, and please excuse the mess in the background. This is actually my lounge room which is a dumping ground at the moment!

I really love the look on the back of the chairs with it's curvy lines up top and timber applique. I actually wrecked one with the blow gun as a small piece came flying off (oh, well..) as this is what I used to get all the dust off first, then a wipe down. They were filthy. I also love the cut out on the back. Ofcourse, it's not perfect as some of the beading has come off, if I can find some to replace it I will, but it really doesn't worry me.

I think what won me over though were the legs on the table! Love the shape and the ornate piece inbetween. It may take me a while to do as when I purchased it, it said nothing about the springs on the seat pads being wonky so I got rid of them. Hubby will cut out timber inserts to which I'll add foam and cover them with calico. Then make pretty removable fabric covers... a must in my household!

I think this will make such a difference to my dining room, I can't wait till they're done, even though it may take me a few weeks as I have some more orders to work on too. So stay tuned.... take care, Maryann


Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Maryann,
Oh wow, love the dining setting.
Such a lot of work ahead of you however I'm sure it will be well worth your efforts.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

A really beautiful diningroom set, I can't wait to see it completed, I know it will be fabulous!


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Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Wow, that table and chairs are really something else... I can't wait either for the results on this baby. Gosh, I love this set Maryann.

By the way what a pretty picture for your header... that is so sweet.... loving all the pinks... it does put a smile on my face.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful dining set! It will look beautiful painted white. Can't wait to see it when you're all done. ;o)
Have a nice day,
~ Jo

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

I love that dining setting, its Jacobean I think? Will come up a treat when done, yes a lot of work but will be worth it!

Gail McCormack said...

It's going to look AMAZING!!
I hate, hate, hate painting chairs, good for you, you've got a few there to tackle.

Please share photos once all finished!

p.s. you must already have tne new version blog poster...see I'm always years behind!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

It's going to look amazing when you finish! I can't wait to see it!

Antique Rose Designs said...

Love the dining setting. I love it as is but I'm sure it will come up gorgeous painted white. Get cracking we want some Love your pillowcases they are gorgeous as always. Take care Carol

Beach Vintage said...

What a great statement piece. Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog last friday. Hugs. Simone xx

Inspired by you said...

The dining set is beautiful. I'm sure it will turn at amazing. Thank you for commenting on my settee slipcover.

Delcie Wardrop said...

Maryann, the dining setting is stunning and I can just imagine it in white and a little shabbified. Can't wait for the 'after' photos, but I know you have a lot of work ahead- WELL WORTH THE EFFORT!!dev


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