Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dining Room Table Redo

I bought a dining table and chairs off Craigslist several months ago and it sat in my dining room taking up space, collecting junk.  I had towels on the chairs because the fabric was dirty, and it was just a mess.  I started working on the chairs a few weeks ago and kept dragging my feet, not really getting it done.  I didn’t really know what I was doing and I was scared to mess it up.

Today we had a housewarming party and I really wanted the table and the chairs to be done so everything would look nice.  So I was outside in the garage every night last week stripping the old stain, sanding, painting, more sanding, more paining and then I put a top coat on the table.  I can’t believe how different everything looks with a little bit of paint and new stain.  I love how it turned out and it was much easier than I expected it to be.

Before:

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After:

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I’m totally hooked on redoing furniture.  I have a buffet for our TV that’s next on my list of things to do.   Hopefully it won’t sit in my garage until Christmas!

Linking to:
I Heart Naptime, Under the Table and Dreaming, Funky Junk Interiors Tatertots & Jello, Dittle Dattle, Between Naps on the Porch, The Girl Creative The DIY Showoff, Skip to my Lou, Keeping It Simple, CRAFT
Making the World Cuter, Sew Can Do, Embellishing Life

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE YOUR REDO OF THE DINING SET. I HAVE THIS EXACT TABLE PLUS THE SIX MATCHING CHAIRS. I FOUND IT AT A LOCAL GOODWILL ALONG WITH THE CHINA CABINET AND HUTCH FOR $140 FOR ALL. ITS BEEN A LITTLE OVER FOUR YEARS AND IT IS STILL SITTING IN MY GARAGE.

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  2. This is so beautiful. What a nice refresh.

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  3. I love the chairs! I bought a chair at a yard sale recently and can't wait to redo it! Thanks for the inspiration!

    jensnennp.blogspot.com

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  4. I love this style! You did a great job....that's a huge project. PS your blog title made me laugh out loud! Love it!

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  5. I love your transformation! The funny thing is I just painted my dining room set the same color you painted over, lol how funny is that. Stop by for a blog visit, I'm your newest follower :)

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  6. I love how this turned out! I saw your post on Dittle Dattle and had to visit your site. I am a newbie and I am now following you. I hope you will follow me too. Be blessed!

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  7. Oh wow! I love the yellow cushions, what a nice transformation.
    http://shabbytochicqueencreek.blogspot.com/

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  8. Looks really cute! The white paint makes it look fresh and clean =)
    ~Kelly @ Corner of Main

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  9. I've been wanting to redo a dining table so bad lately! This looks great : ) I would love for you to stop by and share at my party!

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/09/craft-and-tell-no-23.html

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