Are you ready for a change in your dining room? Have you tried to add in new accessories and your dining room still falls short on how you want it to look? Sometimes we spend way too much time and money to make a change in our dining rooms and we are still not happy. Stop wasting money on accessories and buy some paint, not for your walls but to make a dramatic statement with a dining table makeover.
This is a pretty set and was in great shape, but all the same wood tones just give a dining room an outdated feel.
Now, this is a statement!
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I painted the buffet and the table base in Queenstown Gray by General Finishes
I used Java Gel by General Finishes for the top of the buffet as well as the table top. I like to use the gel stain over the existing stain because you do not have to strip the original finishes. If you would like to learn more about how to use the gel stain over the existing stain, read my post here.
I painted the hardware in my favorite go-to method. If you want to learn about my favorite way to paint hardware, check out this post.
The chairs were painted in lamp black by general finishes. I like to paint the chairs in a different color from the table base. It gives the set more interest and the black chairs help accent the black glaze on the table and buffet. I think I bought the fabric from Joann Fabrics and do not see it available any longer. I did find this similar fabric from Etsy if you want the fabric.
Another option would have been to paint the buffet black. That would give you a different look without having both the table and buffet matching.
The fun thing about this buffet was the hidden drawer. The bottom of this pull out shelf lifts up to a hidden compartment. I actually found something in it. When I discovered the hidden compartment and looked in, there was something wrapped up and I got really excited to find what was in it. It was a handful of vintage silverware. Not the gem I was hoping for. This is how they hid their valuables back in the day, they built furniture with hidden compartments.
This dining room set found a new home, unfortunately, they went to 2 different locations. I prefer to keep sets together, but not everyone has the space for a large dining room set. They have new life and great homes and we saved some outdated furniture from being tossed aside.
Stop over to learn how to prep furniture the proper way before you take on your next furniture dining table makeover.
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