Updating old dining room furniture
"I'm always having old dining room chairs stripped and painted—so light and airy, rather than the heavy thud of old brown wood.Or just buy new ones at the Door Store and paint them this lovely pale yellow, like the inside of a banana," said the Prince of Chintz, Mario Buatta.We used flat paint with three coats of semigloss clear coat on top — that way you can really control the sheen," says Robert Willson, co-founder of Downtown, a destination for designers in search of fresh ideas.Sienna Livermore is a contributing editor at Best and Good covering best-selling products and things you just can't live without; she previously worked at Delish and House Beautiful, writing food news and recipe stories, as well as covering home decor, design trends, and travel guides.
A few top designers gave us their favorite colors for painting furniture, so if you're in need of some inspiration, this is it.If your chairs aren’t upholstered, follow the paint directions below. While we are on this step, check out ‘Confessions of a Serial DIYer‘s’ French chair makeover tutorial. This tutorial is in two parts, so be sure to scroll down to the bottom of her page for part 2. We think you will also love our posts on DIY Bathroom Vanities and How to Reupholster Chairs!She uses these very chairs in the dining table makeover project farther down in this post. ‘DIY Network‘ also did a dining table makeover with wood. Before After Diane at ‘In My Own Style‘ shows you how to make a driftwood finish when doing a dining table makeover. Farmhouse dining table makeovers really update any look… Note : This post has been updated with fresh projects.Or perhaps you don’t have the budget for a major renovation.Either way, we’re here to help you design a modern dining room.
Mc Carthy, Inc."Unless you have beautiful antique wicker with the original stain, you have to paint it, and Essex Green just looks right.