Sunny Dinning Set

by [re]FɄB19
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My son and his fiancée have just moved into their new apartment. They are both in college and they have 2 young children. Let's say they have other priorities than buying new furniture!

They had this very old dinning set ... I think it's even older than I am!

My daughter-in-law loves yellow, she is obsessed with this color!

I "stole" two of their chairs to make them look beautiful again. I only took two so they still have chairs to sit on!

I bought spray paint, yellow of course, and multicolored fabric for the seat.

I love this fabric for all its colors ... and its little funky look. It is very thick, resistant and above all, it is treated : a must with young children.

I removed the seat and sanded the structure of the chair with sandpaper 100 grit. I cleaned the structure with Lysol wipes.

I applied a few coats of Painter's Touch spray paint until the color was uniform.

I stapled the new fabric to the seat, taking care to tighten it. I did not remove the old vinyl, I thought it offered extra protection!

I finally screwed the seats back to their structures...

I love the result! A few hours of work, a few dollars and hop! A brand new set!

I'll share more pictures of the complete set.

Have a nice day!


P.S. The cost is for four chairs.

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  • June June on Mar 28, 2019

    Hi !! ,, I will be doing the same to my chairs. My question is. I need to replace the cushion and make it thicker. Age has taken over the softness. Can I just glue a new piece to the original or do I have to totally replace it ??

  • Cheryl Pounds Cheryl Pounds on Mar 28, 2019

    I want to do this with an old decorative wooden chair. Thanks for the idea! Should I send the wood first??

  • Sonia Hernandez Sonia Hernandez on Apr 05, 2019

    You showed the beautiful "Happy'' chairs, but did you paint the table to match? You said above that you will share pictures of the completed project. I hope you post them soon!!

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  • Linda Linda on Mar 30, 2019

    Wow! Beautiful job, the chairs are so pretty and happy looking!

  • Jeanne Martin Jeanne Martin on Sep 20, 2021

    You are doing wonders to an old dining set!! I redid my huge dining room table a couple of months ago. The 6 chairs are next. I've put them off because summer came and in N.C., summers are hot hot hot & humid. We are approaching fall now so I need to get my rear in gear and start the chairs! Thankfully my niece is letting me borrow her paint sprayer which I am hoping makes the job easier (I've never used one!).