Farmhouse kitchen table set~ It's Done and a Giveaway!

    Last week I posted the work in progress on the farmhouse table and windsor chairs we received from a friend, for the kitchen. I shared my inspiration photos and plans in that post. After lots of painting, sanding and protecting they are now finished and I am so happy I decided to make that first brush stroke. Hang in to the end, I'm sharing the before and during first, and celebrating the finished job with a giveaway at the end.
    The finish on the table had lots of use loving and needed to be refinished. I love pine furniture.

    I couldn't decide between black or white, and slapped on some finally settled on black. In my usual indecisiveness I painted the table legs and chairs before I sanded the top. It seemed easier and more satisfying at the time ;) No problem though. After it thoroughly dried we took it outside and I sanded away. I jokingly asked Mr. BCS if he wanted to sand and he laughed and said he'd rather make the dinner and do the dishes. Yeah, and I forgot all about sanding the tabletop extensions that can be added onto either end. A project for another day.
    Sanding with my palm sander and a 60 grit sandpaper to remove the finish and then a 220 grit to make it nice and smooth.
    The table top was stripped to the bare wood. I love the look and smell of bare wood. That could be why I would rather spend time in the hardware store then at the perfume counter in a department store!
    The bar stools still need one more coat of paint, Verathane and reupholstering before they will be ready. Inspiration photo here. Our oldest son wants me to keep the black pleather seat cushion, but I'm thinking white denim might be a better choice.
    I don't own a fancy respirator because I avoid don't do a lot of sanding, but this 3M N95 Sanding and Fiberglass disposable respirator mask works well. And safety glasses over the fogging up regular glasses.
    I used BEHR Premium Plus Ultra Paint and Primer In One in Interior Satin Enamel with a brush for the chairs and the table legs/apron (seriously love love this paint.) I rubbed Minwax English Chestnut stain on with a rag for the tabletop (a lot bit darker than what I expected.) Easy peasy, though. All pieces were coated with Verathane Interior Diamond Wood Finish in Satin (water based.)
    Oh, and speaking of paint, total score the other day at Home Depot. I paid the regular $20 Canadian for the black, and this week found a neat charcoal mistint, same paint, for $3. The two little mistint tester pots, white and a tan, were $1 each (regularly $4.99 Cdn.)
    And finally, the After

    The barstools are not quite finished but I like how the aqua looks up against the breakfast bar. Beefing up the trim and corbels on this area, and the kitchen wall to the left, is a future plan.
    We are also putting white beadboard under the cabinets (the yellow is the previous kitchen colour.)
    The little aqua shelf is just temporary until I find my baking cupboard.
    Cost breakdown:
    BEHR paint black ~$20 small can
    Table and chairs~ free from a friend
    Barstools~ $45 for the pair
    Minwax stain~ $9
    Verathane~ $14

    Everything else we already had and we still have lots and lots of the supplies leftover for other projects too.
    A giveaway for my friends!
    My third giveaway is for a set of four dish/face cloths  that I crocheted. Nothing fancy, just a little thank you for my wonderful friends and readers.
    {One comment per person please. If you don't have a blog be sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. The winner will be drawn randomly from all comments on Wednesday, Sept. 1st.}
    This giveaway has now ended. Be sure to stop back again, I plan to have another.
    Have a wonderful weekend and ending to August!

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