Thursday, March 05, 2009

When a Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do

cast iron spiral staircase
The spiral staircase in my cottage has a paint applied that always reminds me of double cream when I look at it. Our table and chairs made the room look dark so I decided to paint them the same as the stairs. It took me weeks to summon up the courage to paint this family heirloom but I am so pleased I did. Now when I look towards the kitchen it brightens my day.
I have no qualms when applying paint to my Ghost Furniture pieces but this was in a different league altogether.
painted dining table and chairs
painted dining table and chairs

9 comments:

Jan said...

Your bravery paid off and so beautifully done.

kenju said...

I agree with Jan! I have some old pieces that could benefit from that, but I not as brave as you!

Flights of Fab Fashion Fancy said...

Your dining set looks so fabulous now! Love it!

Barbara said...

Very nice now I want to paint mine. Maybe you could post some tips on how to and what kind of paint.

corine said...

I wish I had your guts. I want to do this but I lack the nerve.

TheDecoDetective said...

Perfect! It matches beautifully now. You'll laugh, but I haven't even got the courage to paint my IKEA furniture...

ParisBreakfasts said...

GAWD you are BRAVE!!!!
yeah looks neat

babelfish said...

So wonderful Di, very elegant and cool (kind of modern vintage...does that make sense?)

Brenda Pinnick said...

Brilliant! They look updated and fresh! good for you, I can understand your fear, my hubby would have a fit. He believes NO wood should ever be painted...imagine!
enjoy your beautiful new dining set!