This is a post for Kim!
I’m semi-surprised at myself that I never posted this quick re-do project but better late than never! So this is the $30 Kijiji find that I turned into my rather “chic” kitchen table set up. When I bought this, the young mum who helped me load it in the car was like, really? You want this? For your house? Sure, no problem! No returnsies!
This table was so ugly when I bought it last year, I don’t even have a before photo of it. Seriously. But it was straight out of the 70’s - that brown wood, plus it had this itchy, awful like fibre-y upholstery that was orange and white and brown coloured, like kind of a plaid but worse. It was awful. And ITCHY to sit on.
So I spruced it up! For about $40 to boot. I splashed on some paint from LLD, in grey and white, and then bought an 8’ x 10’ painters canvas for like $10 to cover the seats and then bought this nifty patterned fabric through LLD from Tonic Living (amazing Canadian fabric store, seriously!). I borrowed Jesse’s staple gun to “re-upholster” it and stapled the ba-hooey out of it - I didn’t do a very neat and tidy job, let me tell you. The back gives away the fact that it’s a total hack job. BUT no one sees the back as they’re up against the wall.
We just recently painted the wall behind it this teal colour and love it - the splash of colour is crazy refreshing. Our kitchen floors are a grey linen tile, our kitchen cabinets are white (I redid them all using paint from LLD, btw!), our backsplash is white marble and our counter tops are butcher block, which is a nice cottage country feel. So the table and benches go great and the splash of colour on the wall adds a nice little something extra :)
So VOILA! Trust your vision!