The chairs were green to start with.
I removed the rush seats, sanded the chairs, primed, painted and lightly distressed them.
The table legs were found outside of a different thrift store in another state.
They are wood, but had a compressed wood top that had been out in the wet weather too long.
The gentleman at the store kindly let us remove the top and only purchase the base of the table.
The original table had a leaf. To allow the table to slide open to fit the leaf,
the pieces connecting the legs on two sides were not connected.
To prepare the base for a table top I connected the two side pieces by screwing pieces of wood along the inside of each half. This gave me a solid square base to work with.
The base of the table was also sanded, primed, painted and lightly distressed.
The top of the table is made from two 6 foot pieces of pine.
One piece was 10 inches wide and the other piece was 8 inches wide.
Each board was cut in half to create four 3 foot boards.
They were glued together along each edge and braced underneath with two boards
creating a 3 foot by 3 foot table top.
I really like how the set looks together and I love the rustic, natural touches of the wood top and rush seats.
This set is heading to my booth and hopefully it will find the perfect home in someones farmhouse kitchen.
'til next time,