Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Paint or not to paint?

While many of you lovely ladies have braved painting your own furniture, I'm not so brave...yeap I'm a chicken I admit it...the dining room table you see below was a gift ;-) since Receiving her I have been debating about giving her a face lift with white paint! she has a couple of scratches and water stains and a small chip, all in all she is in great shape...speaking of shape I love her french curves.

At first I thought about doing the work myself and just paint her, but I'm to scare to dive in :-( .....so she will be going in for her face lift ;-) I have chosen a white paint with an antiquing glaze and gold highlights......the four french chair you see in the pic, I'm not sure about yet and if I do decide to paint them I could do that myself as I have painted chairs in the past and had great results.....any who friends she will be at the furniture doctor getting her well deserved face lift as of next week and will be there for three weeks! Wow that's a long time :-( but as long as she comes out beautiful I won't mind ;-)

These deep scratches are on one end of my dining room table :-( they are so ugly! I just can't stand to look at them any longer, due to these scratches I have decided to have her repaired professionally ;-)

I'm really excited to see how she will turn out! Keep your toes cross my friends! Till next time ;-)



Julie Marie said...

I think she is pretty right now Mari... but if you think she needs a facelift, I hope she turns out stunning!... such pretty chairs too!... gold highlights sound gorgeous!... xoxo Julie Marie

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Mari,
I adore your table and chairs..
I think they would be beautiful painted or not...
I love the curves in the chairs. I can picture them antique white.
Let us know what the end result is. I say, if you want to paint, go for it!

mariondee-designs said...

What a beautiful setting, but I think it will look stunning once it's painted especially in the tones you mentioned. Looking forward to seeing the 'after'.. take care, Maryann

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Mari,
It certainly depends on the water stains and such for actually painting such a beautiful table over. But that's up to you of course!
I will never ever paint any of my solid oak furniture!
But I must say that the professional painters did do our teak table and chaise and it never has looked prettier in white! We did it for the same reason, it looked bad in its natural stage.
Hugs and blessings,

Marlene Plasencia said...

Hi Mari,
Your table and chairs are so beautiful, I too love the curves, just lovely. I know sometimes is hard to paint wood. But, I think it will look so gorgeous in the white with the gold, I can't wait to see it. I'm sure you will do a great job with the chairs too.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Mari, Your table will be gorgeous when finished. It is already a wonderful set but with the updates you are going to fall in love all over again with it. Can't wait to see the finish. I know you are really excited!!
Have fun and I hope the 3 weeks goes by fast for you.
Thanks for sharing your project.

Marie Arden said...

Go for it! I painted my old oval dining room table with chalk paint-- or I should say Pink Boy did, and it looks so much better. Lightens whole room.

Mari said...

Thank you ladies for your advice, you all have help me feel better about having my dining room table refinished, so off she went last night for her well needed face lift, i will keep you posted and as soon as she is back home I will show you how she turned out ;-)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Mari, stopping back by to wish you a wonderful weekend and Happy Memorial Day. Thank you for the sweet visit my friend.
Sending hugs your way!!

Victorian1885 said...

What a lovely dining set... I would paint it. I can't wait to see its transformation. Take care and thank you for your visit & sweet comment.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello Dearest Mari,
Thank you for stopping by. I'm to chicken to repaint furniture too. Its to risky for beginers like me.I know I would have a big mess on my hands...LOL
Let me know when your table is done...it sure is a pretty table with its lines and shapes.I want to know the results.
Have a Blessed Day today,
XXOO Marie Antoinette

Deserae said...

What a beautiful dining room set! I think it will look beautiful sporting a new fresh look. I can't wait to see how she looks when she comes back :o)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Mari,
How sweet of you to leave such kind words for my panda.. Thank you so much

I am excited to see the finished table and chairs.. You will share, I hope.
Enjoy your weekend.

Mari said...

Your welcome Penny, and yes I will share my refinished table when she arrives I'm soooo excited as well....

Thanks again sweetie :-)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I bet it will be gorgeous!!! Now, I would not have worried about those scratches...Why, we call them character lol!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I bet it will be gorgeous!!! Now, I would not have worried about those scratches...Why, we call them character lol!


Mari said...

Lol....that's one way of looking at it Carol, but they are really deep :-( such an eye sore for moi...lol....I really can't wait to see how she turns out as well as share her new look with all of you lovely ladies ;-)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Mari, thank you so much sweet friend. Your visits are always a blessing. Hope you are having a great week.


I don't blame you, I would have it repaired professionally too!
Thank you sweetie for your kind comment and enjoy your weekend!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

If you want to paint them then go for it!!

Thanks for your visit and sweet words!!


CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Sweet Mari, How are you this week. I know you are anxious for your table. Are you getting close to having it back. So excited for you. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Wishing you a great rest of the week.
Hugs and Blessings!!

Mari said...

Hi Celeste I'm doing well thank you sweetie...
I have been working on a table that was gifted to me, it just needed to be updated! I'm planning to share her soon enough, as for my dining room table I'm on pins and needles waiting on her ;-)