A LONG while back, I made a farmhouse table for our kitchen and then spent an equally ridiculous amount of time mixing stains trying to find the perfect weathered gray for it. I finally got the perfect mix and the table has been a beautiful addition to our kitchen ever since; it looks especially fabulous next to our white built-in hutch, but it's been without chairs this entire time because I couldn't make a decision on chairs to save my life! Well, right before Christmas, I ended up ordering four Madeleine chairs from Restoration Hardware in their "weathered" finish and when they arrived, I about had a heart attack from excitement when I realized they are pretty much an EXACT MATCH!!! I posted a picture on Instagram a couple weeks back and got a TON of emails asking me for the combination, so I thought I'd post it here and kill two birds with one stone.
There are surprisingly quite a few stains on the market that claim to yield the same look I was going for, but I found that they were either way too gray (some almost paint-like) or way too light. Right about the time I built my table, Minwax came out with a new color, Weathered Oak. It's beautiful, but it's pretty light, so I added a little Minwax Natural and Minwax Golden Oak to give it a little depth and some warmth. The result was perfect!
I absolutely LOVE how the table turned out and I love how the chairs look with it even more!