Thursday, November 17, 2011

Re-do Dining Set

I purchased this table and chairs from a man on Craigslist.  I dragged my husband along to help put the table and chairs in the car and to make sure that I didn't run into the craigslist murderer.  I am a little nervous going to get furniture from someone that lists on craigslist that I do not know, and this set was at a storage unit.

The first thing that I did was to clean all the wood really good then sand any areas that needed it.  I then painted all the wood with primer. (I don't have a before of the table, I get so excited to start working I sometimes forget to take pictures.)  I knew this set was going to be gorgeous once I finished it.

For the table, I decided to stain the top and then I sealed it with Poly.  All the chairs and table legs are painted with my oops gallon paint.  It is a very light beige color that I love.  I then went to the fabric store and got some nice fabric to put on the chairs.  I had wanted to use drop cloths but the color was a little to close to the paint color and I wasn't loving it.  I did distress the chairs and then waxed them with Johnsons Paste Wax.  I am in love with this set! 


  1. Wow that looks great! I'm with you on the CL thing; I'm always afraid I'll run into an ax murderer! :)


  2. Lovely! We were luck enough to find a set on craigslist that already looked very close to that for our daughter's new apt.