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French Cottage Dining Table Makeover

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Yesterday we headed over to my sister’s house for a little Cinco De Mayo celebration where we also discussed some wedding ideas and even did some cake tasting. My sister will actually be making our wedding cake and since I’m super picky and not a huge cake person I told her I wanted some sort of white cake with a buttercream frosting. After narrowing it down she came up with 3 white cake options, one with strawberry filling, one with raspberry filling and one that was plain white cake. She made all of them with a vanilla bean, buttercream frosting which was soooooooooo good and I usually don’t like frosting either, haha.

I hope I explained this right because I really don’t know much about cakes, all I know is all three cakes were delish and that my sister is AMAZING! The strawberry was our favorite so at least that’s one wedding decision marked off our list. Here is a photo of the test cakes she made, aren’t they freakin’ adorable!? For the wedding she plans on making a 4 tier cake and dressing it up with some burlap and dusty rose-colored ribbon – I wanted something clean, simple and pretty that would compliment our whole vintage, rustic-chic theme.

If you haven't seen this makeover, you need too! It highlights how to go about making over a French cottage dining table. UpcycledTreasures.com

French Cottage Dining Table Makeover

Now onto Makeover Monday! So my latest project was our dining room table, which has been used more like a craft table lately (and ironing board, oops) and has definitely seen better days. I had upholstered the dining chairs with a yellow chevron pattern just 2 years ago, but since our kitties have been using those as scratching posts they were in need of an overhaul as well. And since I don’t have a sewing machine and don’t know much about sewing {it is on my to-do list!}, when my mom offered to reupholster the chairs this time around I was all for it!

For the dining table makeover, I wanted to go for the whole “french cottage” feel. For the top of the table, I used a custom beige, chalk paint by mixing 3 different colors I had on hand. I did sand the top first to smooth out some of the scratches but didn’t sand any other parts of the table {oh the joys of using chalk paint!}. For the legs of the table and the chairs, I used “cottage linen” chalk paint. I then distressed the entire table and chairs and waxed them. The table felt like it was missing something so I decided to add some nailhead trim details, and I LOVE the way it turned out. The fabric for the chairs was purchased via Ebates through fabric.com.

Here are some before photos:

If you haven't seen this makeover, you need too! It highlights how to go about making over a French cottage dining table. UpcycledTreasures.com

 Here are some photos taken in the process of making the dining table over.

If you haven't seen this makeover, you need too! It highlights how to go about making over a French cottage dining table. UpcycledTreasures.com

And here is my new french cottage dining table with upholstered chairs all complete!

If you haven't seen this makeover, you need too! It highlights how to go about making over a French cottage dining table. UpcycledTreasures.com

If you haven't seen this makeover, you need too! It highlights how to go about making over a French cottage dining table. UpcycledTreasures.com

If you haven't seen this makeover, you need too! It highlights how to go about making over a French cottage dining table. UpcycledTreasures.com

If you haven't seen this makeover, you need too! It highlights how to go about making over a French cottage dining table. UpcycledTreasures.com

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Comments

  • Wanda Baarman

    Your table and chairs turned out beautiful. I love the nail head accents and the linen/white color combo. Just gorgeous!

    May 7, 2013
    • Thank you Wanda! I really do need to learn how to use my camera though, and figure out how to work around not having enough sunlight – it’s on my to do list 🙂

      May 7, 2013
  • Cindy

    So pretty, you did a great job. I love the detail and your colors are so bright and fresh! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    May 8, 2013
    • Thanks Cindy and thank you for hosting the link up party 🙂 I have a strange question to ask – what kind of comments plugin do you use on your website? I can’t seem to find one that has a URL box and it’s driving me crazy!
      Katie

      May 8, 2013
    • Thank you so much and thanks for hosting the link up party!

      May 9, 2013
  • Ginger Bergemann

    Found you at Becoming Martha’s link party. Your makeover is fantastic. It looks so professional.

    If you’d like to share at my link party this week, we’d love to have you.

    http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/05/show-tell-25.html

    May 9, 2013
  • wow what a great job it looks fantastic!

    May 9, 2013
  • So gorgeous! I love the little nailhead accents! I need to revamp my dining table–it needs so much love! Thanks for the inspiration–I popped over from Tatertots and Jello!

    ~Abby =)

    May 10, 2013
    • Thanks Abby! Let me know when you makeover your dining table, I’d love to see it! 🙂 Also, your stenciled pillow cases came out beautiful!

      ~Katie

      May 10, 2013
  • M.

    Those nailheads were the perfect touch! ~M.

    http://redesignedbym.wordpress.com

    May 11, 2013
    • Thank You! The table felt like it was missing something and I think that was the perfect touch.

      May 13, 2013
  • I absolutely love this! The nail heads really give it character. Thanks for linking up at On Display Monday! New party starting soon! Hope to see you there!

    May 13, 2013
  • What a great makeover! I love that fabric and your table is perfect!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    May 13, 2013
    • Thank you Stacey and thank you for hosting your link parties 🙂 I was unsure of the fabric at first because I originally wanted something with white in it as well, but I think the white legs on the chairs and the table pull it all together 🙂

      May 13, 2013
  • I love this. I’m looking for a table and chairs at garage sales right now that I’m already planning on revamping. I love this look.
    ~Christine

    June 6, 2013

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