Kitchen Table and Chairs Makeover | Vintage, Paint and more...

Friday, August 3, 2018

Kitchen Table and Chairs Makeover


Hi everyone.  I have a furniture makeover for you today that I love. It's a kitchen table and chairs that went from "Oh, my!" to "Oh, how pretty!"

Vintage Paint and more... an awesome makeover done to a thrift store table and chairs with just some black chalkboard paint and some black and cream buffalo plaid fabric



When we moved into this home we needed to purchase another table and chairs set.  We have always lived in homes that have galley kitchens - no space to eat in.  Therefore, we always ate in our dining rooms.  But, this house has an eat-in area in the kitchen that required a table and chairs we did not have.  So began our search for the perfect set.  And, of course, we found the perfect one in a thrift store.


Vintage Paint and more... a thrift store table and chairs find made to look new with Rustoleum's black chalkboard paint, a new top and a bit of fabric from Hobby Lobby


Doesn't look like much, does it?  We fell in love with it.  It's probably an old patio set that had a glass top at one time.  It's made of steel and the seats are some kind of "faux" leather that was peeling.  The backs of the chairs had a gold design that looked a bit dated.

Vintage Paint and more... thrift store table and chairs upcycled with black chalk paint and fabric for a new look


You can see they were in a bit of a mess and needed a lot of TLC.

Vintage Paint and more... a thrift store chair find before makeover picture


This is a close-up of the chair seats and the gold design on the backs.  I thought they were going to be perfect for my vintage industrial look I was going for in the kitchen.  So I set about getting them into shape.


Vintage Paint and more... Making over a thrift store table and chairs with black chalk paint and fabric



Todd made a wood top for the table first.  However, he did not attach it at this time.  It actually had to wait while I worked on the table and chairs.  First I painted all the metal with my trusty black chalkboard paint.  This is my go-to paint for everything.  I love the finish I get from it a true mat black with a lot of depth.  The only prep I did was to wash them good with soap and water.  It took 3 coats of paint to cover them well.  

Vintage Paint and more... Thrift store chair after being painted with black chalk paint and upholstering seat with black and cream buffalo plaid fabric

This is one of the chairs after being painted and the seat covered.  I found the fabric at Hobby Lobby and used my 40% off coupon on it.  It only took 1 yard to do all four chairs.  I love how the plaid just makes this chair pop.



Vintage Paint and more... DIY wood table top stained for a thrift store kitchen table

Now the wood top became a real problem for me.  I stained it with some dark stain we had on hand and absolutely hated the outcome.  I was really afraid I was going to have to paint it because it looked so bad.  So I went over it with a gray stain to try to get to what I wanted - which I can't even explain.  Well, that wasn't really what I wanted either.  So, Todd got busy and mixed some stains and played around with it and finally came up with what we have.  I really like the top now.  It's fairly dark which I felt this set needed to go with the black base.  After we finally got the color we wanted I gave it 4 coats of Minwax Polycrylic Protective Sealer.  I used 4 coats just to be sure it was protected as we were going to be using this table a lot.



Vintage Paint and more... thrift store table and chairs after being upcycled with black chalk paint and some black and cream buffalo plaid fabric

I love this table and chairs now and it really makes this corner so cozy.  We use it all the time - so much easier than taking everything into the dining room for our meals.


Vintage Paint and more... Thrift store table and chairs upcycle with black chalk paint and black and cream buffalo plaid for an eat in vintage industrial kitchen


This has become my favorite corner of our home now.  I love sitting here and having my morning coffee and working on my computer.  And, I love having an eat-in kitchen for the first time in our lives.  Such a convenient place for our small family meals. 

Vintage Paint and more... a thrift store table and chairs are made over with some black chalk paint and black and cream buffalo plaid fabric


What do you think?  Is there a makeover in your future?  Tell me about it in the comments below.


I will be linking this post to the parties listed on the Where I Party page.  Please be sure to go by and check out all the great projects and inspiration found at each one.


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19 comments:

  1. That is a stunning transformation. I cannot believe how fantastic the after photos turned out. Happy Summer, Kippi

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  2. Thank you so much - amazing what a little paint and fabric can do. Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. Cathy I luv the table top and the color that it came out. Beautiful! I'd luv to invite you to share it with us at Wall to Wall DIY Wednesdays, which runs thru Mondays! Best, Ann

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    1. Thank you so much and thanks for the invite.

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  4. All your hard work paid off. It looks great and I love that you got it from the thrift store! It's amazing what people get rid of isn't it.

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    1. It is amazing - it never ceases to amaze me. thanks

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  5. WOW!! That's just amazing. What a transformation. Gorgeous. Great job.
    #embracingchangelinky

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  6. Cathy, What a great transformation! I love the black painted metal pieces. That paint does wonders. The plaid fabric is great. The table top looks really good. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

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    1. Thank you so much Sylvia. You have a wonderful week also.

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  7. Nice work. Thanks so much for sharing at the To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party! Pinned this! Hope to see you link up again this Wednesday!

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    1. Thank you and thank you for pinning it.

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  8. What an amazing job Cathy, I love it!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. What a transformation! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  10. I love how it turned out so much! Tank you for sharing the detail!
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