Dining Room Table Makeover

Hi Hometalk Friends! I'm sharing the makeover of my dining room table and chairs. I saw this set marked down to $85 at a thrift store, and I just couldn't walk away! It had been on the floor more than a month and no one had bought it. I couldn't believe my luck! Here it is as I found it at the store:
Can you see the potential?? After much deliberation, I decided to strip and restain the top, and paint the legs as well as the chairs. Here is the result:
Much better!
I painted the legs and chairs in Annie Sloan's Old White chalk paint, and sealed it with clear soft wax.
I found the perfect fabric to recover my seats at Homegoods...in the form of drapery panels!
They were perfect.
Pretty big changes, right?
Update: I shared this makeover a couple of years ago, but I am happy to report that my table is still holding up perfectly! Here are some updated photos:
For more details and the products I used, visit the original post on my blog at the link below. :)
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  • Joanie Joanie on Jan 18, 2019

    You sure got yourself a buy with this dinette set. It has a new look and a new home. It was homeless and waiting for you. Sweet!! You did a fine job. The room looks fab.!!

  • Joanne Joanne on Oct 13, 2023

    Did you strip it? Sand it? I’m looking to do this to my dining room table and hutch. Where do I start? Jotesta@comcast.net