Tired of you worn out furniture? You can get a new look on a budget!

Hi!

I’ve had my kitchen table for probably 15 years. When I moved in to my new home I needed to remove the leaf as I just didn’t have the space or need for such a large table.

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Pic from my old kitchen.

Because my cabinets are dark in my new home-the oak just wasn’t working. I’d had this vision in my mind of painting the table after seeing something similar in a catalog.

So I went to work!!

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I started by giving everything a light sanding.

I used these sanding blocks so I could get in the recessed areas:

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After sanding I wiped the chairs and tables with some soapy water-I just used dish soap.

I used a bonding primer but mixed in a little of the paint to darken it and hoped it would decrease the amount of additional coats needed. I am very impatient once I start a project. Having that darker base did the trick.

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Painting chairs is not my favorite thing BUT the end result is worth it! It took three coats of paint even with the darker primer. I finished each piece with General Finishes Flat out Flat Topcoat you can find here

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It has just the right amount of farmhouse charm I was going for. It’s a fresh and clean look with minimal expense-just some sweat equity. I did actually perspire a lot. I think it was about 90 degrees in this kitchen when I worked on this. It was September.

Here is another view with a few more do-dads thrown in. The “curtains” are actually table cloths I hung from those round curtain clips. You can find some super pretty patterns. They hang nicely and the cost for two panels was under $40!!

I hope this inspires you to freshen up some of your own well loved furniture!!!

Let me know if you do!!! I’d love to hear!

Take care!!!

Chris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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