Sunday, March 21, 2010

AFTER: Dining Room Set

Here's a BEFORE photo again of the dining set.....

And its finally done! Here is the AFTER shot.
It took about 7 cans of primer and 7 cans of black satin spray paint ( both Valspar) from Lowe's.
I'm debating putting on a wipe on polyurethane finish, I have the bottle, just haven't tested a spot yet. It's amazing what a change of COLOR can do!

12 comments:

  1. Your dining set didn't look bad before you painted it. The fabric sure pops more though with that darker color. You did a great job...and who doesn't love toile? Red and white toile, blue and white toile,black and creme. I have even seen brown and creme. Love it!

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  2. The black is just so much more in sync with the fabric on the chair seats. So glad you had the vision to do this. Well done.
    Pam @ Becolorful

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  3. Now, I have to know how you did that. Did you sand first? I would love to do this to my old oak table and chairs. I have always been to chicken. I love the way that looks. I would love to get the courage to do it. How do you think it will hold up?
    Anyway, love it!
    Brooke

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  4. whoa! it looks sooo much better :) nice job!

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  5. What a difference paint makes! The set looks completely different and so much better. I am trying to work up the courage to paint my table and chairs.

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  6. Brooke - I didn't sand anything because there was too much detail in the chairs. I gave them a good wipedown with a mild cleanser (basic H from shaklee, any wood cleaner would work), then I put on 2 separate coats of primer as well as 2 separate coats of black. I'm really hoping long term it holds up well! It definitely will if you put a top coat of polyurethane on it - I haven't had good luck at applying that stuff with a brush so I'm going to try the "wipe-on" and see how it does. Feel free to let me know if you have any more questions, my email is slcstengel@gmail.com

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  7. Hot! I adore black furniture :)

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  8. Yea for black paint! It looks wonderful. It really IS amazing what a coat (or 6) can do!

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  9. Wow that looks awesome! Really grounds the room don't you think? Great job!

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