Returned this week to finish up the dining room furniture makeover. I cannot stand that red cherry finish that seems to be so prevalent in the miniature world. I do, however, love when older furniture is revamped in modern colors and fabrics.
Grey chalk paint-my own mixed color-and grey leaf fabric. I think Brae has used this fabric before, or one very similar. If not, I legitimately chose it because it gave me a happy feeling and reminded me of her. Cue the awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwe.
I pulled out the red velvet inserts and reupholstered them with the new fabric choice. The chairs were painted with the chalk paint and then sprayed and sealed with Modge Podge Matte. The table was painted in the same way, though I'm not sure about the top. I think it might get a more rustic look-carve in planks of wood and paint it white. I do really like the grey base and the darker grey details.
This is where you learn just how important lighting is!!! A few of my lamps died and I haven't had time to replace them. See the difference here?!?!
Then it all dried and I popped it into the house! I'm planning on the window frames next and following that up with some curtains. This corner needs some color.....
Oooh. If I leave the table top dark grey, it might need a runner..... :D I love the decorating process in miniature. I really do.
What do we think? I love the transformation here. :D Makes me happy! Onto the windows!!!