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I'm waiting on supplies for the basement apartment plus I needed a change of scenery so I decided to work on the dining room today. Everything is still in dry fit so it's all a house of cards that could come tumbling down at any moment. :eek:

The table isn't finished so the top hasn't been glued down yet.. I've used these random metal minis to weigh it down so it would sit more evenly on my very wonky floor. (It warped during white washing and I'm yet to find a way to fix it... No amount of heavy books has managed it yet. :ermm:

The table got a coat of Walnut Brown stain, then several thick washes of antique grey chalk paint, left on for a few seconds then wiped off with an old towel. Contemplating more washes, but wonder if I should just let it be.. I'm known to keep going until I've gone too far. :D 

The chairs were a dark stain and they have had several coats of white primer... Not sure what colour to paint them, I was thinking a swedish grey, but I quite like the white.. The seats will get a taupe or grey or white linen seat depending on the colour I settle on for the wood.

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I love this long table, the white chairs look great with the table as it is, its all working very well with the fireplace and window trim and wall color.

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I think the table looks fantastic, I would let it be for a while, some things ya gotta let simmer.  The floor fix is tricky, you might have to get it wet again.  You could try misting it with a spray bottle, let the water soak in and then put a piece of glass or wax paper down with weight on top overnight. 

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On 12/29/2017, 5:43:43, NellBell said:

I love this look I'd do my own home like this . Hope you get your floor fixed .

Thanks Nell, me too.. on the decorating and the floor  :) 

22 hours ago, Anna said:

It Looks absolutley lovley, so cozy, warm and inviting! 

Thank you Anna. :) 

18 hours ago, Debora59 said:

I love this long table, the white chairs look great with the table as it is, its all working very well with the fireplace and window trim and wall color.

Thanks Debora, I always think a long table looks elegant no matter how much you shabby it up. :) 

18 hours ago, WyckedWood said:

I thought this was a real house when I saw the photo in the gallery feed. I love the finishes you're applying. 

 

17 hours ago, jbnmini said:

It does look real, doesn't it?! :D  It's going to look like a picture in a magazine!

Best compliments ever! Thanks Karin and Jackie.. Don't you love it when you fluke a shot that makes you look twice. :D 

16 hours ago, Keifer said:

I think the table looks fantastic, I would let it be for a while, some things ya gotta let simmer.  The floor fix is tricky, you might have to get it wet again.  You could try misting it with a spray bottle, let the water soak in and then put a piece of glass or wax paper down with weight on top overnight. 

Thanks Keith. Yes.. a good marinating is what it needs.. I'll sit on it for a while. Good idea on the floor fix. I will try this on my next days off.

16 hours ago, Mid-life madness said:

It is gorgeous Sam!

Thank you Carrie. :D 

16 hours ago, pgwyn said:

I thought the chairs were finished.  The white looks great with the table and room.  It is all lovely. 

Thanks Patti.. well they aren't but they might be. I figure I can play with the colour a bit and if I don't like what I end up with I'll just respray them white and call it a day. :) 

12 hours ago, Shareb said:

I love this look too!  Love the idea of white-washed floors.  What have you got on the walls?

 

Thanks Rebecca.. The walls are horizontal paddle pop sticks to simulate Horizontal joists, or shiplap. They are painted with several layers of Antique white house paint. :) .. You can see more of the walls over at my blog.

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When my floors went wonky, I used a Mouse sander to make it all even. Took a while but it came out great. I just love that table!

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I love this.  (And we used to have dining room chairs that looked exactly like that--pre white paint.)   They look really good white; I'd probably leave them like that.  The room looks so clean and fresh and airy (hard to achieve in a dollhouse).  I particularly like the way you've styled the mantle.

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On 12/30/2017, 11:47:34, MikeUK said:

Just to sound repetitive.................It does look real and the table is a Masterstroke!..............is that a word?

Thanks Mike! :D Yes it's a word.

On 1/1/2018, 12:14:03, Sable said:

When my floors went wonky, I used a Mouse sander to make it all even. Took a while but it came out great. I just love that table!

Good idea Sable.. I might have to take to them with a sander.. More painting of course but perhaps a thicker, less watery mix next time will do the trick. 

On 1/3/2018, 5:07:01, Debsrand56 said:

I love this.  (And we used to have dining room chairs that looked exactly like that--pre white paint.)   They look really good white; I'd probably leave them like that.  The room looks so clean and fresh and airy (hard to achieve in a dollhouse).  I particularly like the way you've styled the mantle.

Thanks Deb... yes, clean and fresh is what I want.. no dusty dreary victorian mahogany for me. It has it's place, just not in this house. :D Too bad you don't still have the chairs, you could give them an update. :) 

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