I finally finished my dining room table! It’s beautiful and I’m very happy with it. I took a $20 Craig’s list table and chairs and remade it (with the help of my son Kyle) into a beautiful dining set. The total cost overall was about $100.
For the table, my son Kyle stripped the finish from the top, added an extension piece (from another old table we had in the garage) and crafted matching pieces for the sides of the extension to match the rest of the table. He then finished just the top of the table in a very dark stain. It looks black in the photo but it’s actually a very dark brown. He also fixed the arms on two of the chairs and tightened the legs on all of them.
I painted the chairs and bottom of the table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in “old white”. [Special thanks to my friend Amy whose husband Bob was kind enough to spray the paint on the chairs with a paint gun making the whole process go a lot faster!] and used Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax to finish them. I covered the chairs with “outdoor fabric” from JoAnn Fabrics.
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