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Kitchen Table and Chair Makeover With Stain and Paint

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Do you have a table and chair set you are certain is ready for the dumpster? Don't get rid of it yet...A quick dose of stain and paint can work wonders!
  • kitchen table and chair makeover with stain and paint, dining room ideas, kitchen design, painted furniture
Our kitchen table received a huge scratch in transit--it's needed a makeover since the day we moved in ... thank goodness for table linens is all I'm saying...
  • kitchen table and chair makeover with stain and paint, dining room ideas, kitchen design, painted furniture
The chairs were really scratched, as well...at least those marks were made by us! Because I was painting my kitchen island, I thought I would make over the table and chairs, as well.
  • kitchen table and chair makeover with stain and paint, dining room ideas, kitchen design, painted furniture
I screwed off the seat bottoms and gave them two coats of SW high performance enamel paint in the same color I painted the island. After popping off the table top and leaf, it was given a light sanding and three coats of a Java Gel stain.
  • kitchen table and chair makeover with stain and paint, dining room ideas, kitchen design, painted furniture
The beauty of Java Gel is you don't have to bring your piece down to the bare wood to stain! Because it will receive heavy use, I gave it three coats of a satin polyurethane. While I had the paint out, I also whipped up a new "grain sack" table runner out of left over drop cloth material!
  • kitchen table and chair makeover with stain and paint, dining room ideas, kitchen design, painted furniture
The table top turned out so beautiful, I've decided to stain the seat bottoms--but not until they start showing lots of wear and use. I've added a picture of the painted island so you can see how it all looks together.
  • kitchen table and chair makeover with stain and paint, dining room ideas, kitchen design, painted furniture
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Got a question about this project?

  • Cynthia - Clockworkinteriors
    Cynthia -... Woodinville, WA

    Jennifer, I see you live in Fort Mill, SC--we actually lived in Waxhaw, NC, when my kids were little and they went to Marvin Elementary--right by you! Back to project, I used Minwax water based Polycrylic protective finish in CLEAR SATIN. My husband

  • Cynthia - Clockworkinteriors
    Cynthia -... Woodinville, WA

    Faye, if you don't want to go as permanent as the table, you could also do the same thing with a table cloth or runner--still just as sweet! If you decide to do table, use a good polycrylic to protect it--multiple coats applied with foam brush. Good

  • Peter Murway
    Peter Murway Schenectady, NY

    WOW!! What fantastic transformation!!

  • Nancy Hull
    Nancy Hull Eudora, KS

    Very very pretty!

  • Cynthia - Clockworkinteriors
    Cynthia -... Woodinville, WA

    @Janet Weber Johnson , you're right--GF Top Coat is great stuff--I use it as a top coat for furniture pieces that I sell--just trying to use up poly on my own projects. haha

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