8.19.2010

The Lowe Dining Set - Before & After

Before We have done two dining sets just like this one. You can see the vintage white set here and the other classic black set here. However, this is the first time we have found two captain chairs and they give the set some great character. This set went to a family who purchased a black hutch from us so I think this will compliment it nicely.

After
This pedestal table has some great wood detail around the molding. With a bit of distressing it really pops and gives the hem of the table a nice polished finish. At the base of the pedestal are four support legs with the classic claw feet which gives it great dimension.
These chairs have so much detail! If you ever decide to finish one of these sets for yourself be prepared to spend some time in the garage sanding and distressing! There are so many little spindles and edges to capture.
I love little glass bottles and they can be used in so many different ways. You can see a few I have in my collection here. I look for a variety of colors and shapes. If you are thinking of freshing up the look of your dining area a fresh coat of paint and some sanding would be a great option. And better yet - it wouldn't cut into your budget which is a worry for so many of us today.


Up next we are putting the finish touches on a sweet little rocking chair we picked up last week. Our little one has claimed it as hers. Whenever she hears us mention that it will be for sale she is quick to pipe in "no, that one is mine". It is a unique little shape and fits her quite nicely. I believe it will make its new home with us. We have painted it white and softly distressed it.


We are also getting started on a black hutch that will be available to purchase. PLUS we have been invited back to KSL Studio 5 for another show in September so we are preparing for that as well.


Wishing you a happy peaceful day.






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27 comments:

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just gorgeous but I can see that one taking a lot of time!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

I have one of these sets sitting in my workshop right now. What was your method for the detail distressing? Any tips? I'm going to do mine gray with a dark walnut top, to match the buffet I did not long ago. http://twicelovely.blogspot.com/2010/07/sultry-gray-sideboard.html

Katie Bell said...

You'll remember that I was one of your first seventy five followers when you become famous, right? Congratulations on the second invite.

KATHY said...

The table and chairs look gorgeous.You did a fantastic job...Kathy

michelle said...

That turned out beautiful! I love all the little detail. You did such a great job distressing all the detail to make it really pop! You guys continue to amaze me! I love it!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

melanie, it looks great! i love all the details on it. it's a really nice set that definitely gives weight to a dining area.

Nancy (Jesse and Sophia's grandma) said...

I have had that exact set for the past 19 years. However I have 6 chairs and a leaf that extends the table to 72 inches. I was really tired of looking at it so I decided to paint it....black. I just finished the last chair last night. It took me 6 days, a chair a day. (I take a lot of breaks) I'm not so sure I am going to tackle the table, it was such a job doing the chairs. I decided things don't have to match. Right??
Yours turned out great though.

Heidi said...

I have a table that I really want done so I would love to go to a class or at least find out how much you would charge to redo them for me.

sherry said...

I used to have a set like that in my first apartment....sadly, I don't have it anymore. You did a great job, it looked like a lot of work!
Sherry

Sue said...

Looks really beautiful! Love the daisies too.

Sue
xo

Kristi said...

I love it! I really like how the wood shows on some of the detailed spots. I bet it really was a lot of work with all of that detail.

~ The Speckled Dog (craft-business book giveaway on my blog until 9/2)

justkiddingaroundatlanta said...

LOVE this! I'm in the middle of staining my table and chairs - wish I had painted instead!

New follower, too! : )

Aimee @ Just Kidding Around Atlanta

trekmom said...

I have a set that looks a lot like this one!! The top is "bubbling" up in places. I would LOVE to redo it, but I don't know how to fix the top. I would love to get any suggestions!!! Thanks

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Those pieces turned out beautiful... I LOVE black furniture!

Debbie~ said...

I looove what you've done with your dining room set! Beautiful makeover! Thanks for sharing. Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Kristens Creations said...

Your table and chairs look great! Love the black...Kristen

Lacey said...

Beautiful Job! I've been inspired to start looking for a table set to redo for my house! This black set is just amazing! Just lovely!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love the dark distressed look. I'm putting it in the PoPP Spotlight on Saturday.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This is beautiful!! I m hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by. Thanks Anu!

Shelia said...

What a lovely transformation! Everything looks wonderful.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Patti said...

wow...table and chairs are refinished so uniquely...wel done

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your table and chairs turned out fantastic. I love that all the beautiful carving is highlighted. Very well done. Your tablescape is beautiful. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Barbara said...

This is so inspiring! I have been talking about doing this to our table but husband is very unsure about it. I will share your photos and I bet he will think it is a great idea. Thanks!

Brenda Kula said...

I'm crazed for colored bottles. I love them outside where the sun shines through them. But this dining table is absolutely magnificent!
Brenda

Sommer said...

Melanie I am always drooling over your projects! You are so talented! I'd love to have you share this at my VIP party today @ http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-7.html

Makeup By LisaMarie said...

Wow this came out good! You made it look like such an expensive dinning set. Love the black and the pop of color to the table deco! Fantastic job!!
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Mimi@blueroofcabin said...

Oh my gosh I have this same table! i just had to pop over and say Hi! Looks great love the distressing.

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