Schneider & Sons Painting
Wainscoting & Dining Room Furniture
From Time to time we've taken on different projects to keep life interesting. For example in the past we built and or refinished wooden fences and decks. We have built and installed arbors, trellises, gazebos and green houses. More recently we have installed wainscoting in our own home. You can see the finished product in the photo below. We are redesigning our living and dining area to become more traditional, country, and a bit Victorian all mixed together. We installed the wainscoting and trim work before finishing with a latex Satin finish from Sherwin Williams to match our exiting trim color throughout the house. (Sherwin Williams-Super Paint Latex Satin) The final product was awesome and we were happy with the results and look.
Now the fun part is to find the right pieces of furniture to fit in and around these rooms to compliment the new bright background. As we have been purchasing older pieces recently we have decided in some cases to paint. For example we have painted a 1940's table and chair set that was solid but a bit beat up. We left the top of the table original wood and polished it up. We used a Benjamin Moore furniture product called Advance. The color seen in the photo is Ranchwood. (Benjamin Moore, Advance furniture paint...Ranchwood-CC-500 Pearl) This color is deep and beautiful and with the pearl finish looks magnificent but only after tons of TSP, sanding, and passion. My wife prefabricated the top cushions with higher end quality fabric from a local vintage fabric shop. In the end we only invested around $280.00 in this table and chair set! Next, the buffet.
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Below is a project that my wife and I disagreed on. Why? Well, there was this old worn out broken wicker set that I wanted to toss and she demanded that it stay in the garage. She had a vision. My vision was saying bye bye and throwing it on the truck. The wicker set needed lots of repairs requiring research, time and tons of patience. I thought it was going to be one of those things that would never get done.
In the photos below you can see the original set that she wanted to repair. The legs were broken and unraveled and the old paint was all coming off. It was sun faded and just awful to look at. The found out where she could buy some wicker cane which is hard to find apparently. She did some research on repairing old furniture and away she went. After the repairs and dry time she primed everything including some other pieces we had to display on our tropical deck off the kitchen area. Primer used was (Benjamin Moore Fresh Start High Hiding All Purpose Primer) She spent probably 10 to 15 hours on the one 3 piece set. We had purchased another three piece set that was not wicker but made of plastic. We wanted to paint this set Yellow. Now it looks like natural wicker. Then we purchased a used wicker rocking chair and a plant stand to go with it and some other items for floral arrangements. Everything got primed and painted. We used our (Graco battery powered hand held sprayer.) We were very happy with the outcome and I have shared the final finishes with you. The teal color was a (Tropical Sea Sherwin Williams Satin A-100 exterior latex.) The yellow color was a (Sherwin Williams in Prarie Grass Gold, Satin A-100 exterior latex.)
In the end she was right and I am glad after all that I did not toss that old white set. Now we can enjoy our deck with our refurbished stuff....I was gonna say junk but decided not to.