March 22, 2010

kitchen update, thanks to modern chairs

I spotted these ultra-bargain modern stacking chairs from Target (amazing find at $59 for a set of two. Yes, that's under 30 bucks each!) and have been thinking about picking up a set of four to give my kitchen an update.

They're just like West Elm's, but much, much less expensive (try $158 to $198 for a set of two).


Actually, I will probably do them in cool white...

...to add some sleek modernness and style to my old wood table from Pottery Barn that I've had for ages—my first grown-up furniture purchase, actually, from long ago CT days in my first apartment. The table's a small, inexpensive light pine version of this—and not nearly as chunky but still cool. 

Montego straight leg table from Pottery Barn

And it needs a refinish. I'm thinking I want to sand it all down and lime wax it. I want it bleached out and looking rustic, antique, natural. Like this...
Kieran table from Jayson Home and Garden

Now, how to go about it? Apartment Therapy has a good little tutorial here. Actually, they make it seem too easy. Apparently all I really need is this:

Briwax liming wax, just $18.40 from Amazon

Anyone out there tried this? What do you think?

3 comments:

Debbie said...

Hi :0) I just found your blog while googling liming wax..and love it! I'm going to add you to my list so that I won't miss a post. So did you try the wax on your table? ..I'm thinking of playing with this stuff..

casey at loft and cottage said...

Hi Debbie, Thanks so much for your comment! I think a few other projects must have thrown me off track and so I never did the liming wax. It's on my list though. If you get to it before I do, let me know how it goes!!

JoAnn said...

I have had a little experience with Liming Wax. I have become a fan of The Briwax Guy’s blog: briwax.wordpress.com – and there are some good hints there about using liming wax. Did you “clean up” the piece, after using liming wax with Clear Briwax? What do you think about that suggestion? I've tried both methods and had success!! Keep up the great work on your blog.

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