Sunday, June 6, 2010

Repainting Furniture

Pin It We recently moved into a new place and I wanted a nice dining table and chairs.  We had a table my dad had built when my parents first got married and some chairs that matched.  While they were in pretty good shape, the colors on them just didn't look nice.  The top of the table was stained brown, but had many many spots where the stain had come off.  The apron and legs were white painted white. Rather than going and buying a whole new dining set, we decided to paint our old ones.   I wish I had taken a "before" picture, but I was so excited to get started on my project, I forgot.  Since my "dining room colors" are red and black, we decided to paint our table and chairs black.  The primer, paint and brushes ended up costing me $25 total.  Here is the "after" picture:

My friend, Maddy did a blog on her repainted kitchen hutch.  Just like me, she forgot to take a before picture.  She was able to find a picture with the hutch in the background:

Here is the finished product.  I LOVE how fresh and clean it looks!

The moral of the story is that you don't always have to go and buy new furniture, you can repaint your old stuff and it will feel/look like new.  Or look on KSL for pieces you want and can fix-up.  It's fun to make them your own!