Our table was given to us by Donna and John who had used it for 20 years as their kitchen table. It had been given to them by John's parents who had used it as their kitchen table for the previous 20 years. It has been a good sturdy table and has served us well. The chairs we purchased before we went to Germany. We need two more.
I have been thinking about getting a new table for several years now but I'm sick of waiting so this weekend, while Paul was gone to drill I decided we were going to make a change. (why do I always forget to take before pictures?)
The kids got up and I immediately put them to work sanding. For the record, Dan does not like the sound that sand paper makes but he gritted his teeth and did it.
Here is the table. The first color I picked was a lot more yellow and looked terrible against the yellow kitchen walls. I love this!
Here are the chairs and barstools. They have a little more drying to do.
I can't wait to see it all together.
For the record, I still want a new table and chairs but this will satisfy me for a little longer. Even when we do get some new stuff, I think I am going to keep these chairs and barstools for a long time. They make me smile every time I see them.