Need your help with this Adorable Vintage Parlor Table & Chairs

June 17th, 2010 in member junk     
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Vintage parlor table
Look how cute the chairs are!!!
Vintage parlor table

Vintage parlor table

Need YOUR opinion!!!  This was given to me.  I want to keep it.  It was used in my parents florist many years ago.  Want to use it on a rustic screened in porch & outside in a wooded area.  I originally was going to paint it black.  When I started brushing it with a wire brush before painting & it started looking really cool.  Anyother time I could have gotten a finish like this if I tried!!!  I just don't want a white table.  What should I do?  Any suggestiongs.  It has a glass top.  Come on girls....put on your creative caps!!!

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Comments (10)

tibbyg writes: Often these old sets are not that sturdy. Maybe you could set it in corner of the garden, pack it with spahgnum moss and grow ivy over it. Tea Time Topiary? Posted: 9:08 pm on July 10th
savsmom writes: I had an iron piece (was beginning to rust) so I sanded the rust, sprayed with a metal anti-rust primer paint, applied a coat of a green color (oil based for metal), then swirled/sponged some black oil paint for metal in with the green so that it almost got a patina look to it. Just a thought - good luck! Posted: 1:20 pm on June 25th
MaryAnnC writes: I'd love to see these pieces sitting in an English Garden setting...where I wouldn't do anything to them except LET THEM BE!!! Someone's memories were made at this table! Posted: 2:48 pm on June 23rd
MakinItHappen writes: Also, you could suspend something in the center of the table, under the glass to add color. Like, I dunno, greenery or a gazing ball, or beads, or colorful scarves, or 4th of July bunting, or.... Posted: 5:57 pm on June 18th
AtticusFinch writes: How about painting it black and then just lightly spray over w/gold, silver or rust to give a little definition, maybe around the curly areas. That is if you don't want to keep it white. Sounds like "MakinItHappen" and I would want the same result, just have different ways of getting it.

Good luck and can't wait to see the final. Posted: 1:36 pm on June 18th
Prior writes: I love it and agree with the dry brush idea or an antique glaze, be sure to let us know what you do! Lezlee Posted: 7:31 pm on June 17th
karilelek writes: what about a verdigris finish, I know you can get spray paints that will achieve the look in no time Posted: 7:16 pm on June 17th
leesee64 writes: I have a similar set that I painted each a chair a different, light blue, light green, and yellow...and made some cute cushions with fabric that had all of the colors. I left the table white. It's very cheery! Posted: 4:50 pm on June 17th
RustyDiva writes: Whatever color you decide on will look great. The shape and form of these are wonderful. I would have a tendency to paint them black and then accent with bright red cushions. You know, like a ladybug or you could go black with yellow cushions like a bumble bee. So many possibilities!!!! Be sure and share once you're done. Posted: 4:33 pm on June 17th
MakinItHappen writes: You could dry brush on just enough rust-colored or black paint to give it a weathered look; then it wouldn't be too white and would look awesome. It would also be really cute painted any color you love. Posted: 1:31 pm on June 17th
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