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Painting Dining Room Furniture

It is amazing what paint can do! When no one wanted to buy my dining room set for anything close to it's value, I decided I had nothing to lose by painting it. I wasn't really the look I had planned when I was going to update the room but regardless, I am thrilled with the outcome. Funnily, now I could probably sell it!
Time: 5 Days Difficulty: Medium
Check out my update at http://www.nicerthannew.com/2015/03/dining-room-update-granny-fresh/
  • Cynthia E
    Cynthia E Daleville, AL
    on Jan 21, 2014

    You probably could sell now but would you want to? These are beautiful :)

    • Shari
      Shari Tampa, FL
      on Jan 22, 2014

      @Joan @ Nicer Than New The china cabinet/hutch is TO DIE FOR! It was certainly lovely in its original state but now--wow! Love it (and the buffet)! Soooo pretty...and current.

  • Johanna Henscheid Dombo
    Johanna Henscheid Dombo Costa Mesa, CA
    on Jan 21, 2014

    What brand of paint did you use on the dining room table/chairs? Did you spray or brush it on?

  • Amanda G
    Amanda G Merion Station, PA
    on Jan 21, 2014

    I love it!

  • Connie Murray
    Connie Murray Canada
    on Jan 22, 2014

    This is gorgeous!!!! What is the color that you used on the china cabinet? Did you sand it and then prime it first or just sand and then paint it? I am going to do that with my china cabinet, it is dark brown and is looking tired. That color is gorgeous!!! Good job!!!

    • Joan @ Nicer Than New
      Joan @ Nicer Than New Canada
      on Jan 22, 2014

      @Connie Murray I sanded then sprayed Kilz, then sanded off the grit and painted 2 or 3 coats. If I did it now, I would brush / roll on primer because SW Pro Classic levels so perfectly. The colour is Buxton Blue from Benjamin Moore.

  • Donna J
    Donna J Conyers, GA
    on Jan 22, 2014

    Joan, this is certainly "nicer than new". What a transformation. You had the vision and went with it. Be proud that you did it. We all should be as courageous and take some chances, especially with our old pieces. Just a friendly tip: when taking a photo of a mirror or glass front furniture, it is best to stand a little to the side. This way your reflection will not be captured in the picture. Stay warm!

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