Sunday, June 27, 2010

Krug's Regency Style Dining Table

Another great find from our local Salvation Army Thrift Store was this reproduction Regency Style dining set from Krug (circa 1960). When I first saw it in the store, it was extremely dirty, it smelt musty and smoky, and the fabric on the seats was so stained that it was sickening. Basically, the set was disgusting. But as I often say, you have to look beyond the offensive visuals to see the true nature of the item. All pieces of the set were very sturdy. Any damage to the wood was superficial and could easily be fixed. The table has folding extensions that can seat eight people. Besides, we needed a kitchen table and it was super cheap. I don't have pictures of it in that state because I had not started a blog a that point, but you are probably better off for it - I don't want to induce nausea. Anyway, I gave the set a makeover. I stripped the crackling varnish, puttied the holes and scratches (cat claws), gave it a good sanding, painted it, reupholstered the seats and had a piece of 1/4¨ glass cut to size for the top. I think it looks pretty respectable now. It doesn't go with the country style kitchen we have, but this kitchen will eventually be renovated and the table is put to very good use.


sunshine said...

I really like it a lot. I like the feet on the table (is that the correct term??) and the chairs are great too.
I think that you did an amazing job on this piece! I bet if the previous owners saw it now, they'd want it back! :P
I really like the fabric on the chair seats as well. I need to learn how to do that as we have a dining room set that needs to have the fabric replaced.

And of course I LOVE that cute little doggie by the table too!
Give him a squeeze from me please!


The Dusty Victorian said...

Hi Laura,
Thank you. It required some elbow grease, but it turned out well. My little boy is always close by, I will give him a nice squeeze.

Martha said...

I think it looks smashing and there is nothing like something that you get for a really good price!

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Martha,
Thank you and welcome to the Dusty Victorian. Always nice to greet a new visitor. Looking forward to visiting your blog.

Eastlake Victorian said...


Great job refinishing the table and chairs! I can imagine what it looked like before. It takes a special eye to see a diamond in the rough!


The Dusty Victorian said...

Hi Pam,
Yes, my pour special eyes. Recycling is second nature to me, but refurbishing this set was the hardest recycling process I've gone through, but well worth it.
Have a great day,