David and I have been in the market for a new dining room table for the last few months. We checked furniture store after furniture store, thrift store after thrift store. One day, we decided that maybe we’d just stick with our current table and update the chairs since our cat had done quite a number on those poor chairs. Plus, after years of moving and rough kids, they’re all pretty worn and no longer sturdy.
So a new search began and continued on for weeks until one day I was browsing through Goodwill and came across two chairs that I just LOVED! I was so excited to finally find not just one, but TWO that I absolutely loved. And they were in decent shape, and still sturdy! Win! I had started to lose excitement about the whole search after these two chairs sat lonely in the garage, day after day. Then, one happy day we came across this beauty (below) of a table at a local thrift store. Oh my goodness, SOLD! It had enough chairs to pair perfectly with the two I’d already found. The table itself is all wood with a ceramic center. It’s sturdy! And there’s a leaf! With our growing kiddos, we’d been wanting a larger table. So we stood there chatting quickly about what to do with it, agreed, and quickly purchased it.
We knew that we just wanted to repaint it and recover the chairs, nothing too major (huge thanks to my pal, Brea for the painted dining set idea). Once we’d unloaded it, we headed out to buy paint. If we didn’t start it immediately, we would never finish it. So we dove in head first! Once home and settled, we got started.
We cleaned up the chairs and table. While I sanded the table, David took apart the chairs. Then we tackled the chairs! We painted the frame and recovered the cushions.
While waiting for the chairs to dry, we started painting the table. We painted… and painted… and painted some more. Then let everything dry overnight, added another coat the following morning.
Our house kind of looks like an Easter egg and I just love that. I am so ridiculously in love with this table. I love color! It’s just fun and it definitely suits us better than our previous table or any we’d come across in furniture stores.
What do you think? Have you ever done anything like this?