Kitchen/Sewing Room Table and Chairs

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This old table and chairs will be used in my sewing room in our farm house. I recently updated my cedar chest and sewing table to go with this table.

I applied car wax to the chairs and table legs. I applied water based poly to the table top.

Finished table and chairs except for a few more coats of poly on the tabletop. The sun is shining through the trees through the window and makes the white marks.

Several of the chairs were in bad shape. I used wood glue and string.

The backs and legs of the chairs was where our cat George used to sharpen his claws. George lived to be 15 years old. I sanded every chair that had rough wood before I painted.

First coat of milk paint on chairs.

Mr. helped me carry the table outside so I could sand the top. I sanded the lip around the table top smooth.

The rubber back of the cushions are great! The cushions do not slide off!

I added the grain sack look to the table top using blue painters tape and milk paint.

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  • Rahnea Rahnea on Feb 07, 2021

    What did you use the polcrylic for and how did you apply it?

  • Beth Beth on Mar 04, 2021

    I have one of those butcher block round drop leaf tables that were so popular in the 90s.

    I love your feed sack idea.

    Would you do one set of stripes, or two? It’s a three foot round table.


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  • Brenda Allen Brenda Allen on Feb 09, 2021

    Very inspired by this, I'm in the process of clearing out a spare bedroom full of containers of home decor and the room will be my craft and sewing room, I was undecided if I wanted to install a countertop with cabinets or a large desk with a hutchtop added, after seeing your lovely table and chair set I'm now knowing this is what I want to do since its a large room

    • Jody Price Jody Price on Feb 09, 2021

      I’ve always preferred a table to craft or sew. I think I sit in every chair being able to reach my project. Good luck with yours!

  • Katen Katen on Mar 03, 2021

    Green with envy here! I have a heavy sewing machine so I only sew on my very sturdy butcher block kitchen table, very inconvenient as it’s in the kitchen plus table is round so I need to use ironing boards to hold up large projects on the left. Table appears perfect to handle such things like quilts and curtains. Looks very pretty and just might start searching for an old table/chairs to make a more useable/convent sewing space. Nice work