Do you want a reclaimed wood dining table without the high cost? You can add a little paint to some old furniture and create a reclaimed wood look on a budget.
I found a dining room table and set of chairs for free. I grabbed them both and knew I’d have fun giving them a makeover.
Here are the materials needed for this project
Here are the instructions for this project
How do you remake old chairs?
I cleaned both chairs with Krud Kutter to remove all the dirt, sticky residue, and prepare them for painting.
Next, I used my Wagner Paint Sprayer to paint on the paint. I used Behr Ultra Scuff Defense Paint in the color Broadway. If you don’t have a paint sprayer you could hand paint the chairs with a chip brush.
Once both chairs were painted, I let them dry completely.
How can I update my dining room table?
I started by sanding the dining table lightly with my Black and Decker Orbital Sander.
I wiped the entire table down with Krud Kutter to clean it.
I spray painted the base of the table with the Behr Broadway paint. This would tie in the base of the table and the chairs.
I let the paint dry over night.
I used a damp chip brush and painted on Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in Parisian Gray. Creating a reclaimed, weathered, and barnyard look, I was random with my pattern.
While the paint was still wet, I used a damp rag to blend in the brush strokes.
I continued painting and wiping until I got the look I wanted. I let that dry.
I painted on Folk Art Home Decor Wood Tint in the color grey to add some depth to the piece.
I continued adding the wood tint until I got the look I wanted and then I let the entire piece dry.
One of the things I love about this table is that the sides fold down to a 2 person size. I have a very similar one that I inherited from my grandparents. You can see it on my home tour here.
I love how this dining table turned out.
You can clean them and add a little paint to give them an update and fresh look.
If a chair is in good condition, it might just need a little staining. If it’s in rough shape, add a couple coats of paint and it’ll look like new again.
You can evaluate if the table just needs some touch up with paint or stain. If it needs more than that you can paint the entire table for a fresh look.
It depends on the material the table is made out of. If the table is made out of wood you can paint over it with some steps like light sanding and using the right paint. If the table is made out of a laminate material, paint often doesn’t stick to this kind of material so you’ll need to put a primer over the table that helps the paint stick.
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