DIY Dining Table Makeover
The seller left the table on her front porch because she had to run out unexpectedly. We drove in the driveway, and as I walked up, I could immediately see it was well worth the asking price. I could not believe how heavy it was when we lifted it. It was very well made. The only issue was that a piece was missing on one of the corners, but nothing the Hubs couldn’t fix. For some reason, I did not take a picture of the damaged area! But here it is after the Hubs repaired it.
For almost two weeks, I found none. Finally, I decided to post as a Facebook status that I was looking for six mismatched chairs. As a result, one of my sweet clients replied that she had two she would give me. I never turn down FREE!
Two chairs were the same. One had white paint on it like someone started to paint it, but changed their mind. My plan is to keep it exactly as it is.
The DIY Dining Table Makeover
The first order of business was to sand the top to remove the remnants of paint and scratches. I used it for a few days to work on a few crafts. I sanded the tabletop outside using 60-grit sandpaper and then following up with 220-grit. The entire finish did not have to be sanded off since I was using chalk paint.
After it dried, it was time to paint.
My color choice was Dixie Belle's Cotton (White). It's crisp and bright!
To apply the first coat, I used my paintbrush. The first coat doesn’t have to be pretty. (Country girl had to take her shoes off! I did not realize they were in the picture haha).
This is where my thrift store tray came in handy! That is to say, I did not have a paint pan. I just added tinfoil over the tray!
I also sanded the top lightly with 220-grit to give it a smooth finish. Take a piece of tack cloth and remove the sanding dust. For the protective coat, I chose water-based Polycrylic.
I used a new roller brush to apply the poly.
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Linda Abate on Sep 30, 2021
WOW, love the cottage/shabby chic look of your dining room set. The mismatched chairs really make this set. One can always find mismatched chairs by the side of the road or at a yard sale. Great way of repurposing them. You could also take a couple of chairs and cut off the legs and hang them on the wall if you have a large enough blank wall. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea.