Friday, March 23, 2012
I acquired my Nonny and Poppy's dining set several years ago. It had been passed on to my cousin after my Poppy sold his home. She used it for a few years then decided to replace it. No one else in the family wanted it or had use for it. I was a recent college grad and certainly had no room for it but I didn't have the heart to see it get tossed. After all, it belonged to my most cherished grandparents and had fond memories of it as a child. The set was very outdated but I knew it had great potential. In it's previous life it was a walnut color with gold hardware, not very attractive at all. It sat in storage for quite some time and eventually I gave the table and chairs to a woman in need. Finally, an opportunity came where I had room for the console table, so off I went to the local harware store to buy some paint and supplies. The finished product was stunning, everything I had imagined and more! I anticipated the day where I would have a home large enough so that I could have the china cabinet as well. When that day finally came I tackled that project and was overjoyed. The two pieces are finally together and they look quite lovely. Unfortunately, I do not have any before pictures of the dining set, too bad because the transformation is truly unbelievable. Most importantly, my Poppy thinks I did a wonderful job restoring them and is so happy they are still in the family.