Thursday, September 27, 2012

DIY Dinning Room Table Makeover

You all know how I love a "makeover"! Taking a piece of furniture that has been well loved and breathing new life into it.........YEP sign me up! Here is the pre-makeover story. When I delivered my baby girl over we knew we would need to purchase a new table.  In less than a year we would no longer all fit around our small round garage sale table anymore. We bought a new but very inexpensive table. It has served us very well over these past five years, but after enduring many booster seats it needed some help. Here is what my table looked like BEFORE.

 You can't really tell from the picture but the top had many scratches and the second seat on the right has most of it's finish rubbed off from Julia's booster seat when she was little. I was very excited to try Anne Sloan Chalk Paint on this project! I had heard nothing but good things about it. I am was thrilled with the result I got as well! No sanding, no priming, just brushing on two coats of chalk paint, then three coats of wax to the top of my tabletop and I had my project completed! I have since decided that I will also add a double coat of polyurethane for a moisture barrier as well. I'm giddy happy with the results! This is the AFTER........
 I am so thrilled that my mother-in-law recommended this lovely red when I was going back and forth about what color to paint the chairs! I'm smitten over them. I spray painted the chairs with a Rustoleaum Universal primer and paint in ONE spray paint. I did sand them a bit to rough the finish and then sprayed till my heart was content. Each chair required one can of spray paint.
The chalk paint rubbed away so wonderfully easy to give my new table the lovely distressed look I LOVE! I feel like I have an entirely new dinning room table and chairs.....but only spent about $50 to breath new life into my existing one. Money well spent, in my book, to extend the life of my much used furniture. My sweet hubby said that this project is his favorite DIY project makeover I had done. Ahhhh shucks honey....you made me blush!

3 comments:

Genesa said...

Looks great Danielle!!!

Mominin said...

I love it!! I was just talking about painting our chairs red this week. I was a little worried about it, but seeing yours makes me want to actually do it!

Taryn Lopshire said...

Love the red!! Great look, all around. I would love to know how it goes when you put the polyurethane coat on top...

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