French Provincial Table Makeover!

This French Provincial Table Makeover was one of the best makeovers I have completed.  My biggest concern was being able to reupholster the chairs and as you can see, it turned out better than I anticipated.  

French Provencial Dining Table Makeover

Ok, you can see by the items in the background that I completed the set in October and I am just now getting around to posting.  Note to self, make sure I have a more neutral background when photograhing furniture.  

French Provincial Table Before

This was the picture I snapped of the table and chairs before I purchased it at the flea market.  This set sat in my garage for a year before I got around to doing it.  It was one of those pieces that I was putting off becuase I was dreading reupholstering the chairs.  Plus they needed to air out from the INTENSE cat urine smell.  

refinishing a factory painted table- How to strip painted furniture

Instead of just painting the entire table, Iwanted to find out what kind of wood was under the factory paint.  I prefer to have dining tables with a stained top, I think they hold up better with the daily wear and tear.  You can read my post about “How to Strip Painted Furniture,” if you would like to know how I did it and what products I used.  

French Provencial Dining Table Makeover- Using the HomeRight Finish Max Pro

I mixed 2 differnet paints together to make a custom color, this is what I do when I don’t have enough of one color to complete the job.  This also allows me to use up some paint instead of having to purchase new supplies.  I did spray these using the[affilaite link] HomeRight Finish Max Pro .  I love this thing and it has saved me a lot of time painting.  Do you know how long it takes to hand paint 2 coats and a clear varnish on 4 chairs and a table base?  So much easier to spray it on!  

French Provencial Dining Table Makeover- Decoupaging furniture

After the table was stained, painted and glazed, I decided it needed a little more, so I decoupaged some french paper on the sides of the table.  You can read all about my tips, tricks and How to Decoupage Furnitre.

French Provencial Dining Table Makeover-Using canvas to reupholster

I used drop cloth on the chairs and stenciled my own pattern on the back of each chair.  I will be sharing my tips and tricks on both of these in the near future.  I loved how this French Provincial Table and chairs turned out and it sold right away at the shop, so all my extra efforts on this one paid off.  

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10 Responses to French Provincial Table Makeover!

    • Karen, I stripped the upholstry off the charis and used the original wood insert. I only had to replace the padding and fabric. I hope this answered your question, if not let me know!

      • Hi. I have country french ladder back chairs that I want to upholster. Guess I will need to make a pattern since there is no wood insert. Any ideas on what type of support/wood/plyboard I should use? Thanks for your time.

    • Sue, I really like my sprayer. It is easy to use and very easy to clean up. I am now using it for all my big pieces of furniture because it makes things go quicker when spraying.

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