New (to me) kitchen table

I found this set on Kijiji the other day and picked it up tonight after work.
It is an older set but in great condition, from the Martha Stewart line. I like the backs of the chairs.
It also came with a table and hutch, but I don’t have any use for it, so it will go back on Kijiji.
Here is the ad
The thing is, it’s not quite my style.  I adore country chic or whatever you want to call it, but only in small doses for my own home.  Therefore, I’ve come up with a plan, ha ha, of course I can’t leave anything alone.
The entire set was only $200.  Steal!
My plan is to paint it and upholster the backs of the chairs, but leaving the design exposed. The table top and seats will get a darker stain. 
Here is my inspiration
What do you think, painted, or leave it white and darken the table top and chairs pads?


  1. Oh love that set! I love the black but whatever you do will look great!

  2. OOOh, thats perdy ;) I vote for darker...its more warm and inviting...cozy and romantic ;) You always find such cool things! You got me snoopin on craigslist lady!

  3. LOVE! I'm diggin' the inspiration photo too. Can't wait to see it when you're done.

  4. I love that inspiration photo! Yes do the black...so sharp!

  5. Add me to the paint it black column. It will fit your style better. I can't wait to see the "after!"

  6. Firstly, I am jealous - that is a great deal!!! I love it the way it is and wouldn't have even thought of changing it. But that's probably because I am not as creative as you :) I read your plan before I saw your inspiration pic and I was thinking 'Yikes! What is she thinking' LOL!!! Now I cannot wait to see how it turns out, it's gonna be great I'm sure. So, do it quickly, so I don't have to wait too long :)

  7. I think you should leave it white and only darken the table top and chairs pads. Otherwise I think it will disappear into the black wall. I'm curious to see the result!

  8. Go for it! The inspiration photo is so cool, and the set would make a perfect knock off of it!

    Could you just email me that hutch as an attachment?

  9. I'm in the "paint it black" camp. I think it would be much less country-ish and more gracious. Love your idea to add the upholstered backs! Great find :)

  10. I'll be watching to see how the upholstery turns out. Glad you're leaving the back design exposed. It's pretty!

  11. I'm thinking I would Leave it white and stain the wood darker. I did the same treatment to my buffett and it turned out GORGEOUS!

  12. I can totally see your vision. Love the idea of upholstery on the back of the chairs and still see the design. Can't wait. What a steal!

  13. I LOVE your new chairs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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