5.16.2011

Dining Room Table


So today, I want to share with you my dining room table! The transformation makes me so happy, I could scream. 

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As you can see, my dining room table was the cream of the crop in 1978 (like my calendar falling off the wall? That's how we roll). It was given to us by our old neighbors, and they gave me all matching 8 chairs! The table was a huge blessing because at the time we had a 4 person table with one of the chairs only bearing three legs, and we had our youth group coming over once to twice a week so we needed something desperately!

But it's 2011, not 1978. It had burn marks from a hot casserole dish burning through the tablecloth, scratches, cheerios, cup rings...it had definitely seen better days.

So after vigorous sanding, Kilz oil based primer, latex satin black paint on the table and Rustoleum's semi-gloss spray paint on the chairs, and a few coats of Minwax Polycrylic gloss, it was as good as new!

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Please excuse the missing chair, she was painted later and was having the 3 day cure I did on the table and chairs.

I love it now! I've been contemplating bringing in different dining room chairs to spice it up a bit, but that costs money and a deep hunt on craigslist. So I'm okay with my extremely low cost renovation to my dining room table for now! 

Isn't she lovely? 
*tries hard not to break into stevie wonder song...*

89 comments:

  1. This is VERY nice. I am going to redo my dining table and chairs this summer, if it ever warms up and stops raining! lol Don't you just love Rustoleum??? Chris
    http://usandthem1971.blogspot.com/

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  2. Gorgeous. I painted my similar chairs a flat black and was surprised how great it looks, your gloss is even better!

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  3. Love it!
    By the way, I'm your newest follower on GFC :)

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  4. It's PERFECT!!!!!!!
    xo, Mariaelena

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  5. Yes, the dining table looks lovely :) Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  7. Hey so cute! I did my table that color too but yours turned out way better! Good job!

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  8. Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?! It looks beautiful.
    Thanks for stopping by DavisDomestications.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow! I love it! I really need to finish my table like that :)

    I'm a new follower from the meet me monday blog hop! Please stop on by and follow me at http://www.mommydigger.com and say hello :)

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  10. Hey there!
    This is so pretty!
    I'm your newest follower - can't wait to see/read more :D

    Katrine :)

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  11. Following you from the blog hop. I'd love for you to follow back!
    Tiffany
    http://tiffspixiedust.blogspot.com

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  12. I hopped on over and wow! I love the table.
    Pam

    you are blessed to be so talented.

    http://mommacan.com

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  13. Oh my gosh! Beautiful!! Congrats on a job incredibly done!

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  14. Looks great! Can you come paint mine? LOL! I'm a new GFC follower from Monday Mingle. http://www.grandmasguidetolife.blogspot.com

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  15. Found your blog while blog hopping! I love this table, my kitchen table needs a new lift!! This would be the blast it needs, I may try this.

    I love your blog and I am looking forward to following your posts.

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing this at my party! I love it! Chris
    http://usandthem1971.blogspot.com/

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  17. oh I just love it...those farm chairs are fantastic! What a fresh wonderful live you've provided to this set!

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  18. Amazing what a coat of paint will do. You gave new life to this set. Way to bring it back to 2011. I bet you will enjoy it for years to come. Great idea to use the oil based primer for the table. Looks great!
    :) ~M

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  19. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have a set a lot like this. your inspiring me to do black!!! LOVEIT!

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  20. You're probably right about the date of those chairs. My aunt had an identical set when I was growing up. Now I feel old! LOL. It is amazing how black paint can update old furniture. My brother inherited my parents' old dinging room set. Outdated untiil black paint brought it back to life just like yours.

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  21. WOW WOW WOW!!!! Enough said... oh yeah and you're amazing!!!!

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  22. Oh that's lovely! It looks stunning in black. Great job!

    Stumbled you. My post is:
    http://www.mapleleafmommy.com/2011/05/review-little-tykes-discoversounds.html

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  23. Kudos for you for such an undertaking. I'm not allowed to touch the dining room table at my house per the person who gave me the table. lol

    Thanks for sharing!

    Cara

    http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

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  24. gorgeous set...a free table and 8 chairs? i'll take the burn marks any day for that...but you have done a wonderful job renewing...love the glossy black...stopping by from type a to say hello!

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  25. I love your table transformation! My mom has a black dining room set and I hope she'll tire of it one day and send it to my house! (I won't hold my breath, though!)

    On another note, I love what you are using as a sideboard/buffet! I've been looking for that exact dresser for my daughter's room since we started her nursery 2 1/2 years ago!

    I am stumbling this post!
    Here's my post from this week:
    http://www.underthebigoaktree.com/2011/05/i-love-ebates-or-how-i-saved-my-mom.html

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  26. are you kidding?? this is so AMAZING!!

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  27. I'm wanting to do this with our table and chairs too! Did you sand and prime the chairs as well or did you just spray them? Thanks!

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  28. Yowza!!! That's an amazing transformation!

    Stumbled you...would love if you could stumble me back:
    http://www.keenlykristin.com/2011/05/me-likey-my-likes.html

    Thanks!
    Kristin :)

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  29. What a great new table you have! It looks brand new :) I love that you made it black and the runner looks awesome with it!

    Stumbled you from the Tuesday Tumble. Here is my post if you would like to stumble me back :) http://letstalkaboutme-sara.blogspot.com/2011/03/fixing-up-house.html

    I am also a new follower! Love your blog!

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  30. That looks absolutely amazing! I have considered painting our dining room table, but it seems like a ton of work! This just might have inspired me to rethink it though:) Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Great job! I have the same table and you have inspired me.

    excusemyrach.blogspot.com

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  32. New follower here- found you through the I <3 Blogging Hop. LOVE how the table looks now!! Beautiful!!!

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  33. Wow! It looks amazing.


    I just found your blog through the Wandering Wednesday blog hop! Can't wait to read more.

    Amanda @ www.nutritionistreviews.com

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  34. It looks great! I am your newest follower hope you can hop on by,
    Caroline

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  35. Oh wow, I'm so very impressed! It looks wonderful. I'm a new follower via the Wandering Wednesday hop :)

    Katrina @ They All Call Me Mom

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  36. Following you! Weidknecht.blogspot.com

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  37. The table is beautiful! Hi! Following you from the blog hop! Hope you visit My Cajun blog and return the follow!
    - Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

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  38. Newest follower from the hop:) Check me out at http://hugatreewithme2.blogspot.com whenever you can

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  39. Beautiful! Isn't it great what some paint can do? Enjoy your "new" table and chairs!

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  40. WOW...super cute table!!

    I am blog hopping today and I am happy to stop by your blog!!

    Please stop by either or both of my blogs (and become a follower if you aren't one already):

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

    Jessicas Lil Corner is where I blog about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    Have a Happy Wednesday and a blessed rest of the week! :0)

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  41. Love what spray paint can do!

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  42. I love your table! The transformation is unreal! I've had my eye on these chairs ever since I saw this:
    http://thepaintedhive.blogspot.com/2010/08/one-chair-three-ways.html
    I love them!!! Great job!

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  43. p.s. I'm your newest follower :)

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  44. Wonderful job here! I'm trying to help my oldest son furnish his first house and he wants a black dining room set. So glad you shared this at Whassup Wednesday - There's a table and chairs at the local Restore here and now I can show him how he can make it happen!

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  45. Oh my gosh..it's beautiful! Great job honey!

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  46. This is an amazing transformation! I'm loving your style! I'm definitely a new follower and coming back to check out more of your projects!

    lifewiththehawleys.blogspot.com

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  47. It looks great...I have been thinking of redoing my kitchen table and chairs..

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  48. Absolutely positively gorgeous! You did a great job and we love that you shared this one with us at Inspiration Friday this week too! :-)
    Vanessa

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  49. It looks beautiful.

    I stumbled you. My post is http://booksyourkidswilllove.blogspot.com/2011/05/sirenz.html

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  50. You have received an award at A Helicopter Mom!

    Swing on by to see why. :)

    Congratulations!
    Mickey
    A Helicopter Mom

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  51. This is absolutely beautiful~ I love how your table turned out in it's new coat of paint! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

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  52. It turned out wonderfully!! Great job

    Happy Inspiration Friday :O)

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  53. that looks soooo great! that black is very classy. i just got done redoing our table and chairs too. you can check it out if you want to http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com/2011/05/ugly-sticky-chairs.html give me a follow back if you want. blessings, andiejaye

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  54. Your dining room table and chairs are lovely. Great transformation and bet your neighbour would think so too when they see it :) Thanks for sharing this at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  55. I love the table and chairs. Your dining room is beautiful. Thanks for linking to Home Decor and Organizing Link Party.

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  56. new follower from GFC :) http://thealexfund.blogspot.com

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  57. You really are helping me with my decision to paint my chairs black. Yours looks soooo good. I like your falling calendar. Keeps it real. I am so glad I stopped by from FJI

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  58. new follower here, your dining room is awesome!
    I stumbled your post, could you stumble back please?
    My post is: McAfee 2011 for $8.99

    Thanks

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  59. Lovely! It's amazing what a little elbow grease and paint can do!
    Kisses

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  60. Hi there- just stopping back to say thanks so much for sharing this at FNF - it is absolutely beautiful! I love it in black!

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  61. I have a friend who has a table like this one and she has been thinking about painting her set black as well...can't wait to show her yours...lovely! Following you from the Spray Paint party. Have a wonderful week. Fondly, Roberta
    www.loveshackliving.com

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  62. Your table makeover is divine... I featured it on WhipperBerry today!

    kisses

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  63. OMG! I have the EXACT same dining room set! (we got it from my in-laws when they upgraded). Anyways, I hate mine, and mostly style, and the color of it. I want a black set. I might just have to do what you did to your because it looks great!! Thank you so much for sharing! I love it!!!

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  64. Oh gosh...we have the same dining set! Our was a hand me downs as well, I hate the color of the stain and wanted something darker! I love it, I think this will be my summer project...thanks for sharing!!!

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  65. Amazing transformation, Janet! What a big project. It looks fantastic :)

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  66. I am loving the black! Just gotta say this is such an inspiration. I LOVE a low cost renovation!
    Way to GO!
    Lee Anne
    contentinsenoia.blogspot.com

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  67. I have that exact same dining set and I've been wanting to paint it for some time now. I'm going to show hubby your pictures so hopefully he'll like it and I can get cracking on it :)

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  68. Great JOB! I featured this today at my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party. Drop on by and grab a button, if you'd like.

    http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/05/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party_25.html

    DaNita

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  69. She is so lovely! Amazing what paint can do.

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  70. Most of the furniture in my dining room is painted black. It brings out the details of a piece much in the same manner as white can. I love it......becoming a fan of your blog today!!

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  71. beautiful! I love the look of black but despise dusting! hehhehe

    great job,
    gail

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  72. Love it! You have gorgeous chairs! You should do a monogram or something on the openspace in the design on the chairback! That would definitely give it a little spice & would be something really unique! Just a thought. ;)

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  73. Looking good, I love a good table transformation. My table is stuck in the 80's and could use a good paint job. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. Egad. This looks incredible! Your dining area looks like a show home and I'm naturally insanely jealous now. Thanks for linking this up to my lil party, girl!

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  75. I bet the neighbors want it back when they see it.

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  76. we did the same thing with my table and chairs like that a few years ago. now i want to paint them a light blue/turquoise color with some of the black showing through. i have the annie sloan chalk paint and i am going to give it a go in the next couple of weeks....

    your set looks so much better than it did. great job!!

    hugs, cindy

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  77. Janet ~ I LOVE it !!!
    You are cracking me up because we have that same table that we got when we got married in 1980 ~ We were just talking about how it may be time to do something a bit different for our dining room ~ hahaha!!
    Yours came out beautiful !!!

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  78. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The finish is excellent!

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  79. I have almost the same table and the chairs look just like mine! I have been wanting to do the same thing with my table set, thank you for sharing what you did and used so I can get out and do mine!! I have barstools the same color and with the same details legs as those chairs.. this should be a fun project! (I'm a little scared!! lol) You did an awesome job, they look great!

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  80. I'm in the middle of painting my daughter's room and I love reading blogs like yours for inspiration!

    I noticed your sideboard or buffet is the same as one of my side tables in my bedroom! Yes, I only have one. I would love that as a dresser! :) Love your blog!

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  81. I have 2 chairs identical to your sitting in my garage waiting to be finished, now that I see how lovely they are going to be I can't wait to get them finished.

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  82. You did such a fabulous job!! Great creativity.



    Stuart

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  83. Get out of my head!!! I am seriously thinking about redoing my table and chairs. The problem is that the table top is laminate and I'm not sure how it would sand down. Love your finished product! It looks great!!

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  84. It looks beautiful and you made it sound easy. This is my next project. :)

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  85. Love your table! I'm inspired to go all black. Did you prime your chairs with primer spray paint before spraying them? And..did you put the polycrylic gloss on your chairs too? Would really appreciate your reply. THANKS so much!

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  86. I know this project was done a few years back. But I am getting ready to do my table just like this. Would you please tell me what sanding paper grit number you used? They confuse me and not sure what number to use. Thanks.

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