First, the before:
It was lovely in it’s original dark wood finish. But the finish itself was damaged and every time I looked at it in our light-filled kitchen with white cabinets and white kitchen island, it began to look like a black hole that sucked up all the light. So here is the reveal – I played with simple vignettes to ‘stage’ the new look.
As I hoped, the details of the legs and the curves show much better in this color. All of those touches were lost before. Don said he just now saw the beauty of the legs. I’m still not sure about these chairs…do they look right with the table? We’ve decided to use just 2 of them and store the rest. 99% of the time around here it is just the 2 of us. Don’s a big guy and having only 2 chairs makes maneuvering around the kitchen easier. Plus, the beautiful table legs are on display this way.
Since I really can’t use it for another 48 hours, I carefully placed some pretties on the top for the photos and then, very carefully, removed them. The wrought iron thingy will move elsewhere. It’s rusty finish is too rough and I don’t want it scratching my paint job! I’ll have some more photos next week. I’m sitting in the den right now and I can see the table from here – it is so much lighter and prettier!
Hope you like it!