Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Breakfast Table & Chairs redo

   I put out some soup and bowls but as you'll notice, they wont be eating any cake lol.. oh well, the moravian sugar cake is in the cabinet and thats more than enough dessert.

 This is just a quickie scape I did while my guests were busy watching Homeland, that was taped last night. I just used more fresh greens as a base and added to it from my green storage stash..

 This is the table and chairs I redid months ago--  this pic is how it looked originally.  I could'nt handle the oak chairs , but they were the same shape Ballard had for sale so it was worth my time to mix up some faux chalk paint :::   1 cup of pure white-  1/4 cup plaster a paris mixed well with lukewarm water- add those together and Paint.. no sanding or anything..:)   gotta love that.
anyway- here they are originally.
I changed out the table with one I found on craigslist for 25.00.   It had the same legs as the chairs so that was a whole new breakfast set for me for less than 100.00..   the chairs at Ballard were 189.00 Each- not in my budget for sure.

 Here it is now- painted with the faux chalk paint and the seats covered in drop cloth fabric.  The original seats hurt my butt bone so I poofed them up with a double layer of quilt batting- aaaaaaaaaaa much better..
  I waited 2 weeks for the paint to seal itself and used a coat of Johnson and Johnson car wax.. yep, car wax.. I put it on- let it totally dry and buffed it off. It gave a nice mellow appearance and I can just wipe them off with a barely damp rag..   I need a blog called The Lazy House Keeper   rolf..   
 I have a Lantern fetish:)  there is at least one in every display I do- sometimes more than one. I used a pilar candle in glass from the dollar store in it.  Gives off a nice glow and makes ZERO mess:)  did I mention- Lazy HouseKeeper ....

 One more shot of my, new to me, soft white chairs.  I'm tickled with them and thrilled with the hundreds I saved to use for something else...  Lazy and Frugal .... giggle
 Each chair has a wreath like I made for my Copy Cat post..It spells out  N O E L  my daughter loves it cause thats her name.
 I copied Kathy
you can click on her name to see her original post
My Copy Cat Wreath

Playing at :::: Ya'll go see all the pretty post at this parties.  You wont be disappointed~!
TTT party at Marty's

Sarah Dawn Designs Pintastic Monday Party 

Brenda's Party at Cozy Little House 

Pattie at Ivy and Elephants 

 Thanks so much for visiting me.  I love having ya here..
Merry and Bright to each and everyone of ya~!
ps~ I promise to have cake or at least cookies next time 


  1. Oh Sonny, your breakfast setting is beautiful! You outdid yourself on that girl!! Now you can come and set up my dining room table for a Saturday night card party I'm having. I'm using the dining room table for all the desserts. Thanks for the inspiration and enjoy your evening, Gail

  2. It looks great, Sonny! I love it white and I love the new table. Your tablescape is beautiful! Thanks for the shout out. : ) It is nice to see the chair wreaths in your full setting. They totally suit your decorating.

  3. love love love love love love love. Did I say love that table and chairs. Wow!

  4. MY GOSH, SONNY! Those chairs look terrific! You did a wonderful job with them. Your table looks beautiful and I love the genuine warmth of your home- xo Diana

  5. Sonny,
    Love your chairs and tablesetting! Just gorgeous and so inviting. I have a thing for lanterns myself.
    Thanks for the well wishes!

  6. Oh how lovely. Your new table and chairs are gorgeous. I love a well padded cushion also. Gorgeous tablescape. I really like the greens used as placemats, how pretty is that and of course a lantern is always stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  7. Sonny, as always it looks perfectly beautiful! I'm with you on oak...I'd have painted it, too


  8. your table and chairs look terrific. You did a wonderful job in making the most of what you had! Love the dropcloth seats. Well done!

  9. Une belle réussite avec vos chaises... J'aime beaucoup le résultat...
    Votre table festive me plaît beaucoup ...

    Gros bisous.

  10. You did a wonderful job Sonny on the table and chairs! The tablescape is beautiful!

  11. Hi Sonny! Oh, I'm drooling! How pretty! I love your vignette and look at your table and chairs! I love them and you can use car wax anytime you want to! Just beautiful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  12. Oh Sonny, your chairs and (new) table are AWESOME!!

    I LOVE your tablescape - those greens look GREAT!

    I too really like your use of lanterns.

    Well done. So fresh and crisp and natural and wonderful!

  13. Oh, gosh, Sonny! Whenever I think you can't outdo do it again! Your table and chairs are amazing! And you topped it all of with an awesome tablescape! I love it!

  14. Sonny, not only did your table and chairs turn out wonderfully but the tablescape is gorgeous. I love the greens and the glass items mixed together. I hope all is well with you.

  15. I love coming here to make my season bright:)

  16. Gorgeous!!! Isn't craigslist great. Love your table and chairs. Thank you for sharing paint recipe. New follower. Everything looks beautiful.

  17. Love it. You always do such beautiful work. I love the N.O.E.L wreaths on the chair backs. My daughters middle name is Noel and I would love to use it in my decor but she doesn't want me to. Not sure why. Hmmmm, maybe I should ask her. LOL. Have a wonderful holiday season.

  18. I am off to the dollar store to get candles to fill my lanterns STAT! :)

  19. It's beautiful! The fresh greenery is so seasonal and perfect. Hugs

  20. I love this table and chairs, Sonny. I'm helping someone redo her dining room and have been sending her images of painted tables with a painted base and chairs. I'll be sending her this one for sure! I can't leave without telling you that your Christmas tablescape looks great too!

  21. This breakfast "set" is absolutely gorgeous. It is so perfectly finessed. Your greenery, etc., are so elegant.

  22. It looks really pretty, Sonny. I love the chairs and the table too.....Christine

  23. Sonny, your breakfast table looks stunning! Love, love the wreaths on the chairs and the greenery us just perfect! Beautiful display!

  24. Sonny, I love it all! The table and chairs are lovely. Everything just goes perfectly together! P.S. Thanks for your comment today! LOVED it and it was a true blessing to me! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  25. Now, I stopped by the other day, and somehow I think I missed commenting...

    Lovely, lovely job, wow that looks simply amazing.


  26. Thank you for your suggestion Sonny! That's a great idea just in case I didn't like it!
    Be a swetie,
    shelia ;)

  27. Your table and chairs are gorgeous! I love how you decorated the table too!!!


  28. Hi Sonny,
    Another simply gorgeous post! I just bought a piece that I need to paint, so I'm going to give your method a try. The set looks amazing, and the color and styling is spot on. SOOO cute the letters on the back that spell Noel!!! love it!
    Big hugs and happy holidays,

  29. Just when I think you can't amaze me anymore you do it again. haha
    These table and chairs are gorgeous. Love love the table setting too.
    Oh how I wish I could have your gift for fixing up a home.
    Hope your having a good weekend.
    Love ya

  30. Hi AGain,
    Saw your lovely table and great dining room set. Love your chairs
    and what you did with them, I have been looking for fabric to cover mine but can't find anything I like because I want something subtle that will go with everything, so think what you did might work really well for me too. So am gonna check it out.
    Thanks for sharing all your great ideas with us. I am like you I like to live well, but not break the bank to do it.....

    Blessings, Nellie


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