Towards the beginning of the year I bought this table and chairs set off trade me. The chairs have "Yugoslavia" stamped into the wood underneath and they were bought from someone in a rest home, so I guess the family bought them to New Zealand a wee while ago?
They are sturdy, solid and in great condition, and were a dark brown when I bought them (below).
I spent months sanding these back, painting and varnishing to get it looking this good and I'm so proud of my work.
The table top is great and is a huge step up from the table we had before, which had a glass table top and would always collect spilt weetbix and milk in the cracks between the wood.
I'm really happy with the finish of this! It's so easy to keep looking nice.
The chairs are a dark navy, although they look a lot darker in this (terrible) photo lighting than they usually do (more accurate colour photos below).
It took me a long time to decide on my colour scheme.
Originally I wanted all different colours (green, yellow, blue and pink), but once I finished the table and had it in place I loved how grown up it looked.
It's probably one of the nicest things we own, and I wanted my chairs to reflect that. I'm on a bit of a navy blue bender right now, so that was the next most obvious choice for me.
I love having my friends over for a cuppa now that we have somewhere nice to sit to enjoy my great view.
Also, the table extends out, so we've had a few dinner parties with everyone squeezed in our tiny dining area. Once you're in, you can't get out! I kind of love it.
Next up on my project list, I'm thinking a mini wall quilt to adorn the wall in the dining space...
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