Asked on Dec 31, 2018

How can I paint my dinette set?

Chris GignacEllenMitch E.
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I have a dinette set that I would like to paint white and possibly keep the table top wood tone or possibly grey. Same with the chairs - I would like to have them two-tone. The table has 2 extensions that pull out to make the table larger. I'm open to any other suggestions too : )

q how can i paint my dinette set
q how can i paint my dinette set
9 answers
  • CribbsStyle
    on Dec 31, 2018

    Your set is gorgeous!! I agree with leaving the top wood and maybe just painting the base of the table white. I think it would look gorgeous! You could leave the chat seats wood tone and paint the rest to match the table base.

  • I might recommend leaving the tone part wood for functional reasons... if you use the table a lot, there's always a chance of scratching up a painted surface while the plain wood will be more resilient. Plus the two-tone look is popular these days!

  • Jan Clark
    on Dec 31, 2018

    I'm guessing you want to match the colors in your kitchen. Your thoughts are all good. Depending on your family dynamics (kids, pets, traffic) you need to consider whether white or a light gray base would be a more practical idea. (I DO like the white, but it would be constantly dirty in my house.) It would really be fun to play with the chair backs in a two-tone concept. (rungs one color, rails the contrast color) Whatever you do, don't forget to seal the top with a good poly that will resist wear and tear and keep your project beautiful for years to come.

  • Chris Gignac
    on Jan 1, 2019

    Looks like you have a country French large Parque table with slide out leaves. I’d be guessing, by the picture, it looks at least 60/70 years old. If in good condition without any peeling veneer, could be worth some good dollars. If the country French is just not your style, it would probably be better to try to sell it on consignment. painting the table to match your scheme will not change the fact that his country French. Painting it will just reduce its value. Go get a table that you really love.

    • Bennet
      on Jan 6, 2019

      I hear what you're saying. Is there a way to lighten the wood without destroying it? The chairs were just bought at IKEA - I can paint those - that might help lighten up the set.

  • Deb K
    on Jan 1, 2019

    Hello, I agree with Chris, sell the table for its full value and use the money to buy the table you love!


    • Deb K
      on Jan 6, 2019

      Sure you can buy a water based, semi transparent stain in a light gray or white, cover your flooring, etc, do the table in sections starting with the top, use a brush and brush on a layer of the stain, (say on the drop leaf section) then take a rag and and wipe it off. Do this as many times on the entire table letting it dry between each coat to achieve the coloring you want.

  • If you're going to paint, be sure to prime or shellac the wood before painting. This will prevent the tannins in the wood from bleeding through.

  • Mitch E.
    on Jan 1, 2019

    Yeah thats a table i wouldnt paint.I would sell it before i destroy such a beautiful looking table.And i havent seen one of those in many moons.Good luck and Happy New Year!

  • Ellen
    on Jan 2, 2019

    Please. please, please DO NOT PAINT! That table is gorgeous. Clean it up with a good wood restoration cleaner.

  • Chris Gignac
    on Jan 3, 2019

    This is the country French table that I restored. Worth big bucks.

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