Today I am at home, supposedly caring for my little potato who is recovering from ear/throat surgery. He is pretty independent, though. So I decided to tackle a project I've been wanting to get started on for, oh, forever.
Last summer we bought a dining set at a garage sale for $150. It is basically buttugly. Pickle finish, faux French country style, upholstered seats in pastel floral canvas.
I'm going to reupholster the seats in a brown and black wipe-offable leaf fabric (much friendlier for our spill-happy family) and paint the wood black. So today I sanded down two leaves, removed the seats of two chairs, took off the ugly fabric, and sanded the chairs. Super fun because I got to use my power drill to take out screws, and my new little Black & Decker "Mouse" pad sander. (Thus the zoom zoom title, although I do in fact also drive a Mazda.)
I need to go buy the black paint and stuff, and also a staple gun. Yay, more tools for me ...
But I have to decide something. Am I going to just paint it black, then sand off some of the black to shabby-chic it? Or am I going to do a crackle finish? Do you think the crackle finish is all overwith? Help me out here.