DIY Dining Table Makeover

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Hope you had a great weekend! We spent a ton of time hanging out as a family and enjoying the beautiful weather. We also celebrated for finishing up a list of projects we’ve been meaning to get done the past several months. We worked as a team {the Hubbs and I} and completed about 10 projects in the past 2 weeks and it feels SO GOOD! Today, I am going to share with you one of our favorite projects….our DIY Dining Table Makeover!
If you’ve been following Blissfully Ever After over the past couple of years, you probably saw me post about our Craigslist Dining Table we picked up for $200. It needed some work but it was exactly what we were looking for in terms of design and functionality for our family. If you missed that post you can read it here: Dining Room Table on a Budget.
Here is our table before the makeover….


We went through a series of steps to get it to it’s final state {which I’m totally in love with by the way} and here is a snap shot of what we did. 

The color and style are perfect for our home and lifestyle. We love the farmhouse look and the cost to purchase a table like this brand new is close to $1,000+ and we were able to do the project ourselves for around $300 including the cost of the table, paint, fabric to recover the chairs {we used drop cloths from Lowes} and acrylic paint to paint the stripes. 

The leg detailing is so beautiful and it really popped once they were painted and distressed.
The table changed the entire feel of this little dining space of ours. Do you love the chalkboard wall? 

Here’s an upclose photo of the recovered chairs that I painted stripes on. 

Still need to change out the hardware on the drawers….
But for now we are happy we the results! What do you think?
Look out for some upcoming tutorials on painting this table and recovering/painting the chairs.

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow and link up with us for the “Paint It” Challenge tomorrow!!! 


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  1. says

    I love this table. I have been wanting to paint my table for months but couldn’t really decide on a color. I really love how yours came out. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog :)

  2. says

    I love this! I am about to repaint our kitchen table too! We’ve had ours 10 years but it’s a wonderful table, just in need of a make-over! I love the idea of having the chairs revoered with drop cloth! I did the drop cloth curtains for our master and LOVE them! What a great idea! Love the stripe too! Great job! I linked up to your party!

  3. says

    I love it! We have a nice oak table that looks similar to yours did but it has a water stain that ruined the finish… I was thinking of maybe repainting the whole thing a distressed white for the farmhouse look. Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. Anonymous says

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I have been wanting to redo my kitchen table for a while and this is perfect! I love the contrast between the table and chairs. I can’t wait to get started!

  5. says

    I have been looking at tables like this on craigslist. My husband needs a new desk. I keep thinking painting an old table would be perfect especially since he uses a desktop computer.

  6. says

    Your table looks great! I have been looking out of a table with a bit more leg detailing than our boring old IKEA breakfast table. So far, no scores yet but I keep looking.

    I love the fabric you chose for the seat cushions too.

  7. says

    It’s amazing what a little paint can do for a room. I love your new room!! I’ve been looking for a table to refinish but I can’t decide on white or black…decisions, decisions. 😉 Love your blog!

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