Country Chic Paint · For YOU · Shabby Farmhouse Chic

Charming farmhouse dining set

It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year! And no I’m not referring to back to school… although that is somewhat wonderful in itself, isn’t it?! 😉

The summer months on our farm offer ZERO routine… with meals at the table being sadly non-existent! Not only do I love the colours, temps, harvest air and moons during the fall season, I LOVE the return of routine… which includes meals at the table with my family — truly my most wonderful time of year! ❤

I came across the most charming set of 4 spindle chairs earlier this year… which was immediately followed by a mission to find a table to go with them! I got lucky a few weeks after, and found an equally charming solid oak table (with 2 leaves). Both the chairs and table had no damage (were just showing natural signs of age), and had been discarded/let-go by their previous owners. I knew that they both had a TONNE of life left in them… all they needed was someone to give them a second chance.

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Flipping this dining set into a charming shabby farmhouse chic style, was somewhat time-consuming although very much desired, and easily achieved! Over the past few weeks just as the leaves started to turn and our cereal crops were being harvested, I spent any spare moment I could find doing this:

  • Gave both table and chairs a thorough clean with water and TSP
  • Applied 3 coats of Country Chic Paint’s ‘All-In-One Decor Paint’ in the most delightful farmhouse off/warm-white colour ‘Cheesecake’ to the chairs and base of the table, followed by a light distress with sanding block
  • Applied 1 coat of Country Chic Paint’s ‘Natural Wax’ to the chairs and base of the table for a protective and professional finish
  • Stripped and sanded table top to remove the former/non-desired glossy finish
  • Stained (1 coat) and varnished (4 coats) table top and 2 leaves with Varathane’s ‘Premium Wood Stain’ in the colour ‘Tuscan’, and ‘Fast Drying Professional Premium Clear Finish 1200 Matte Oil Based’

… resulting in what I feel is the most charming farmhouse dining set imaginable, offering YOU oodles of country chic character and sweet imperfections! ❤

I hope the fall season brings you bountiful meals, and quality time with your family! Top it all off with some country chic character, and make this dining set a place where you make sweet dinner-time memories with your family, that you’ll hold dear for all of your days!

I hope you visit again! My #farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning — graced with an abundance of country chic character and sweet imperfections, both for me and for YOU! ❤

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