I’m generally not a huge fan of Black and White Decor, but the balance on this set has me giddy. The brown top and distressed white mutes the contrast, which is what I love about it. It really reminds me of a cute country home.
When we picked this set up, it was a little beat up. Someone, somehow had broken the figure 8 on the inside of one of the chairs and did an interesting job of repairing it. They might have gone a little bit over board on the glue. I actually ended up re-breaking the chair, removing all the glue and re-gluing it the correct way. Now you can’t even tell which chair was broken.
I used a new technique to me called toning on the top of this set to get a really consistent, even color and I love the way it turned out. I honestly will never stain the same way again. This was much easier and looks much better.
I did use Fiddes Wax on the entire set except for the top. The top is sealed with lacquer for extra durability and shine. I used the technique I teach in this tutorial to get an even sheen with the wax on the chairs. Then I recovered the chair seats with linen upholstery (the love of my furniture and decorating life).
- Behr Ultra Premium Latex Paint mixed with Blue Minerals Chalk Paint Powder (Black and Linen White)
- Fiddes Supreme Wax in “light” and “jacobean”
- Transtint wood dye in Red Mahogany
- Watco Lacquer in Gloss
- Lacquer Thinner
- Furniture Stripper
- 150, 220, 400, & 600 grit sandpaper
- #0000 Steel Wool
- Synthetic Wool Buffing Pad
- Wax Applicator Brush