Makeovers and working on our home is something Matt and I enjoy doing, but when we are at a standstill, I like to keep my creative juices flowing with smaller projects. I have rescued cast-off furniture to breathe new life into since I can remember. If I find a great piece at a good price, even if I don’t have a need for it, I get it. I found a beautiful table and chairs that I couldn’t pass up at the end of summer. The price was right and I knew I could make it the white farmhouse dining table it was destined to be.
The before pictures of this table aren’t so pretty. I am sure it was amazing back in its day. It is ginormous! It came with four leaves and six chairs!!! I know there were more chairs with the original set because only one of them had arms. I am sure there were two chairs with arms for each end of the table at one time.
When I found the table and chairs, I looked right past the ugly and focused on the details.
There were so many great details.
The seat cushions were not exciting either, but covering them was going to be the easiest job of the entire makeover.
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If you don’t have a paint sprayer and do a lot of painting projects, you must invest in one of these sprayers. It makes big projects like this not so big. It would have taken us days and hours to paint this set with a brush.
“Picket Fence” from Fusion Mineral Paint is such a great white color. It is bright and crisp and makes whatever you use it on new again.
I lightly sanded the edges of the table and chairs.
I could not resist using my stack of burlap sacks for the chair seats. I pick these sacks up whenever I find them because their colors are amazing and you can use them for so many things. Every chair with this set got a different sack and they really brought it to life.
I couldn’t resist setting the table up in the yard. I always think it would be fun to have a space where you could use a set like this outdoors.
A few things grown in our yard made a stunning centerpiece for this farmhouse dining table.
All the details I saw when I first set eyes on this table look even more amazing now.
This white farmhouse dining table is going to the home of a new family in the area. They have moved from Texas to Iowa and are super excited to have this table in their new home.
If you don’t have a farmhouse dining table to make over, I found some great options online:
I would love to know what would you have done with this table and chairs?
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