Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Revamping the Dining Set

I have been inspired by several of the blogs that I've read. So many of you are constantly changing things up in your homes. I used to change the wall colors, rearrange furniture, change curtains and wall hangings a lot but lately I have gotten a bit lazy in that department. Actually, it has been quite a few years since I made any real changes, but the more I read, the more the bug is hitting me to change things up. My dining room set is approximately 19 years old, but because it is rarely used(only on the holidays when we have a lot of company), it is still in pretty good condition. My husband and I decided that when we finally make the move to our little house in Alabama, one of the things we are taking with us is the dining room set because it is larger than the one we have in Alabama now. So I decided to spruce it up a bit. I have decided to paint the chairs black. Partially because I needed a change and partially because the dining room in Alabama has a black theme already going (which I love). Because it has been years since I decided to paint any furniture, I forgot how time consuming it really is. Plus, the older you get, the slower you move. I have finally completed three chairs. Three more to go. I may start chair number 4 today or I may wait until the weekend when my husband will be home to help(though he hates painting). I am really happy with how the chairs are turning out.

I have a question though. I am not sure if I should also paint the table or just leave it, I keep flip flopping back on forth on that one. On one hand, I really don't want to have too much black, but on the other hand I am thinking the chairs looks so nice, maybe the table will look better painted too. Any opinions????


  1. the chairs look great Nancy! Can you just paint the legs and skirt of the table black? well, I don't KNow, but then again painting all of it would look kinda cool or kinda goth! hmmmmm....

  2. What a difference a little paint made. It gives the chairs a whole different look, one that I like very much. Not having seen your Alabama dining room, I don't think I can offer an opinion on the table.

  3. The chairs look awesome. I saw where the Frosted Gardner did a set like this in black and sanded on the design of the chairs to show some wood through. It is gorgeous! Here is the link! I think the table would look great black. You can always add color with placemats or centerpiece. She has done three sets like this to sell. Here is the link!


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