We have a small living-room that serves as dining-room/living-room/office.
So when we decided to update our furniture, we were looking for a dining table, a desk and a sideboard/shelves that matched.
Turns out most people don’t look for matching dining tables and desks (weird, right? :))
We ended up making a table, a desk and a sideboard.
First the table:
We built a frame and fixed it to the 4 legs.
The desk is made in much the same way as the table (just shorter and not as wide as the table)
We finished all of the furniture the same way
Shown below are the different stages – first we covered the chair with one coat of white varnish.
Then one coat of the oak finish (“vernis chêne grisé” by Leroy Merlin)
Then we sanded it down so that the undercoat of white would show through in places.
Then we added some dark grey stain (“Teinte effet grisé”)
Then we sanded again
For you local (French or Swiss) readers, here are the products we used (all bought at Leroy Merlin in France)
Then we made the sideboard
(below is a picture of the first steps in making the sideboard and the old - messy – shelves in the background)
We’re quite fond of our crooked, one of a kind furniture.
And when it starts falling apart and needs replacing, we can just
make some new pieces..go to IKEA. :)