Updating a wooden dining chairs
Alrighty folks, the post you’ve been anxiously awaiting (in my mind you’ve been on the edge of your seats) is finally here! Okay so I realize that some of you have never even heard of said dining set, so allow me to catch you up to speed.You see, I bought this dining set at a local thrift store a couple of weeks ago: Ain’t she a beauty? Love love loved it and had to have it, called hubby and convinced we had to have it. Brought it home a couple of days later (fabulous cell pic): You might be saying, “But didn’t you just redo a set of dining room chairs?? I still love them, however they are not very sturdy at. I still have them for extra seating because they are pretty.They have gorgeous, elegant homes and great taste, so I did it. Plus, I could already see in my head, people lined up for miles to tell me how I ruined it by painting it. ”) Here she is after her espresso stained make-over: I shared how I removed the original stain without sanding in this post.To stain, I applied two coats of Minwax Polyshades in Espresso, using a stain-friendly brush. I can’t get enough of the curved detail on the back of these chairs: Allright, enough gushing about the chairs… There is only one small, teeny, tiny, itty bitty problem. If I were using a pre-opened can, I would strain the paint, to make sure there were no clumps or trash in it.Inspect the chairs to make sure you didn’t miss any spots, spray them if you did.It only cost .90 a yard and I ordered 3 yards just to make sure I would have plenty in case I messed up (for the record I only messed up once ). My husband Ben did most of the refinishing on the table and I painted the chairs.He wanted to stain the top of the table a dark walnut color and paint the legs white, which initially I was a little unsure about, but now that it's done I absolutely love it!
I poured some paint into a plastic cup and then slipped a rubber band over the top to help wipe off the extra paint from the brush. Here are a couple action shots of the sanding and painting process: The last step in the project was recovering the cushions.
(For your convenience affiliate links are included in this post)And when I finished the chairs, I had to paint the china hutch. I used the Home Right C800766 Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer , I have used it several times and the results were great and fast. So what if you make a mistake when you first start, it’s water based paint, you can wipe it off. For this project I used Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture paint and the color is Cobblestone. Clean your chairs with a degreaser or water and vinegar mixture and get started.1. Use the sprayer to paint the bottoms first and then flip the chairs over to paint the rest.
I was able to paint and wet sand 6 chairs in an afternoon, tiring, but possible 🙂Follow the directions to put your sprayer together, easy and very few parts! Chalky based paints dry fast, by the time I painted all 6 chairs, the first one was dry and I just started over.4.
In the time since I originally posted this project, the chairs and table legs have gotten pretty scuffed up.
If you have any other questions feel free to leave them in the comments!