…More Dining Table Progress

My plan was to paint the table Monday night, but my plan got squashed.  Go eat Mexican food or paint the table?  That’s a no-brainer.  Oh and let’s not forget the premiere of The Bachelorette.  Which by the way, I’m not impressed with the selection of men this season.  There are a few that seem alright though.  So yeah, the table was put on hold. 

Last night we were painting machines though.  We got the table finished with the Annie Sloan paint (well, just the paint part…not the wax yet).  

And I’ve got three of the chairs polished with the clear wax.  Below you can see the difference the wax makes.  It brings out all the brush strokes and makes the paint appear a little darker.  I haven’t even done any distressing yet. 

And below is one of the chairs that I haven’t waxed yet.  Big difference!

I am loving them so far!  This project is pretty slow moving, but I just want to make sure I’m doing a thorough job.

We also cut our extra seat padding for the chairs.  We really have no clue what the best material is to make a chair cushion all nice and squishy.  But at JoAnn’s they have this padding stuff….and we figured it would work, so we bought some and traced the cushions. 

We cut two “pads” for each cushion, totaling 12 extra chair pads.  Hopefully that’ll soften things up :)

Above, you can see the effect a double layer of padding will have.  It’s coming together.  Slowly but surely! 

If you missed my first dining table progress post, go here to check out the fabric we chose and to see what the set looked like before we slapped some paint on it!  Did anybody else watch The Bachelorette??  Please tell me I’m not the only one!  

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42 responses to …More Dining Table Progress


  1. tatiana

    Which color did you use for the dining room table?

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  3. Can’t wait to see your table and chair reveal! Love the projects :)

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  5. Great finds! I need to get out there and find some goodies of my own!

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  7. I’m loving that color! It’s going to look great with the reupholstered seats. I used to watch the Bachelorette, but they never stay together so I don’t want to waste my time. I loved Ryan and Trista, though!

  8. Looking really good so far! I am just crazy about the curvy shapes of the legs and the pattern in the backs of the chairs! It’s going to look so elegant and chic!

  9. Slowly but surely, you’re coming along. I love the details that the wax brings out…and think the new doubled up cushions are going to be super comfy. Just let me know when I should come for dinner. ;)

  10. It is going to be so beautiful! You’re doing a great job so far – can’t wait to see the finished product!

  11. Hi Whitney! Looks like you do some fun fabulous things over here! Thanks for stopping by and enjoying Shirley’s home tour. Have a great weekend.

  12. Amazing! Chalk paint is just the coolest thing ever for breathing new life into pieces and these babies are looking good!! Can’t wait to see the finished product!
    xo Heidi

  13. Mexican food always wins. Hands down.
    The table is looking awesome! As are the chairs! Can’t wait to see it all done! :)

  14. Very nice!! Can’t wait to see it finished, it’s going to look awesome. I have to learn more about this technique… seems like it may have some cool applications.

  15. Lookin good so far! The wax definitely makes a huge difference. Can’t wait to see it done.

    And you can never pass up Mexican food :)

  16. The Bachelorette? Gosh I haven’t seen that show since Trista was on. Boy, have I been missing out : )
    You know I have yet to try AS paint but I hear it’s wonderful stuff. Your table is looking mighty awesome there!

  17. Looking good girl! I am not a bachelorette fan so boo to me!

  18. it looks amazing! and, of course, i was right there with you watching the bachelorette premiere! i too am not only not that impressed, but a little scared with some of the candidates…helicopter dude? the guy that dressed like a grandma? what the heck!

  19. Hey! I’ve been looking for a dining room table just like that! I didn’t even recognize it from your previous dining room posts!

  20. I definitely would have gone for the Mexican also! The table is looking great; I know the set is going to look awesome when all your hard work is complete.
    I have not watched any of the bachelor/bachelorette shows…I did however watch America’s Got Talent, which I don’t usually watch, but Howard Stern did make it entertaining!

  21. You’re inspiring me to want to try wax and/or chalk paint! Maybe i’ll try it out on our nightstands (they need a makeover ASAP)…

  22. Whitney…so far they are looking pretty fantastic…that paint is great stuff!!!

    Great idea for the extra padding on the chair seats….will certainly give it a really nice look! Happy painting!

  23. Everything is really coming along! You guys have made some solid progress…I can’t wait to see the finished result! :)

  24. Looking great! I haven’t used the Annie Sloan paint yet but I might have to find a reason to in the future. It looks fantastic!

  25. They are going to be gorgeous! I’ve never used that wax, I’m going to have to try some of that!