Retro Dinette Set
Here's how I made over a retro dinette set. I inherited this cute dinette set and in my mind I had a vision...
I used furniture stripper and palm sander on table top. The chairs didn't need furniture stripper I only used floor stripper to remove the years worth of furniture polish. The chairs needed some repairs on the backs and wood filler.
I Sanded and repaired the backs of the chairs, then stained with black cherry stain. I added three coats of varnish for durability. I reapholstered the seats with some cute retro fabric I found at the local thrift store
I stripped and sanded the table top and applied the gorgeous black cherry stain and several coats of semigloss varnish.
I sanded lightly between varnish coats, and did everything to the table extension board ...
More sanding, and more varnish...
This is the stain..
Several coats of varnish...
And this this is the finished Dinette Set, Pretty cue if I do say so myself!!
This is how the table looks without the extension...
Project complete! I love the new and improved dinette set :)
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- I used furniture stripper on table top (Home Depot)
- Black Cherry wood stain, semi gloss varnish (Home Depot)
- Fabric for chair apholstery (Local Thrift Store)
Published August 30th, 2017 2:27 AM
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Imt29259079 on Sep 09, 2017Wow! What an improvement. Love your choice of stain. Gorgeous.
Christel Roselle on Sep 09, 2017Than you, I thought since it'e made of cherry wood, I would also use black cherry stain... made sense.
Esther on Sep 12, 2017I'm dying to transform my dining set, so this posted at just the right time. The set is in great condition, just not my style (lighter wood, almost Scandinavian). The plan is darker top with white legs. Up in the air on chair color, but I think upholstery color will dictate. Thanks for the inspiration!
Christel Roselle on Sep 12, 2017Hello Esther. I'm glad I inspired you to transform your dining set. I'm sure it will look great!!
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