A Church Pew Redo: Painting with Chalk paint


Hey there friends!

Hope you’re having an awesome week! I’ve been making some changes to our kitchen decor as of recently, specifically the table & chairs. If you follow me on Instagram @midcounty_gal you’ve gotten a sneak peek (me plugging myself lol but if you aren’t following me you’re seriously missing out!) 😉

The Table

Anyway awhile back I showed Ed some pics of tables that I was drooling over. I had seen one at a local vintage shop, but I didn’t act quick enough & it got snatched up (grrr hate it when that happens) . It was this really cool old library table, which in reality was too big for our space anyhow. After all space was one of the reasons I had decided to look for a new table to start with.

Our current table fit but there wasn’t much room to walk around it. We made it when we when we lived in our previous house that had a dining room & I was hoping it would work in this space but it just didn’t. So I looked around online & found similar looking ones. Some old some, some mass-produced but they were all either too expensive or again too big. We talked it over and Ed decided he could make one that had the same look and guess what? As per usual he came through 🙂 He made it, I stained it, & then we found some old castors to add to it.

Switching Up the Kitchen Table: Mixed Seating with Church Pew

Switching Up the Kitchen Table: Mixed Seating with Church Pew

Staining the Table

The table itself was super easy to make compared to others. The tricky part was to get the stain color right. I actually bought several sample colors & combined a couple at a time until I found the right mixture. I wanted to capture that old kinda worn feel & I love how it turned out 🙂

Switching Up the Kitchen Table: Mixed Seating with Church Pew

New Seating

We had it for a few weeks when I decided on how I wanted to change up the seating around it. For one thing I knew I wanted to be lighter in color. I’m definitely on a ‘all things neutral’ kick with lots of white (I mean who isn’t though right lol). So I found these great distressed white industrial chairs on Amazon from Flash Furniture. And for $50 a piece they were a steal. I knew I wanted to continue with the mixed seating look so I only ordered 2 of them. I was a little hesitant ordering them online without being able to see them, but let me tell ya I love them! They look exactly like the picture and I feel like they capture the lighter look I wanted while adding in a little bit of that industrial feel.

The link for the white distressed metal chair is HERE

Church Pew

After finding the right chairs I was on the hunt for what I had decided would be the perfect seating for the other side…a church pew! It took me a little while to find the right size, style, & of course price I was looking for, but I found it!! It’s a 1920s pew that has some simple sweet little details. But the coolest part is that it fits like we built the table just for it! Now of course to paint it. I’m thinking…white lol! I’ll be sure to share it with ya soon!

Switching Up the Kitchen Table: Mixed Seating with Church Pew

Switching Up the Kitchen Table: Mixed Seating with Church Pew

Switching Up the Kitchen Table: Mixed Seating with Church Pew

It’s amazing how fresh and new a space can feel with just a couple of differences! I’m loving the changes that have been made so far & excited to see what’s to come! But the best part is sharing it with y’all! Thanks so much for following us on this journey!

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