About a month ago, I joined other bloggers in a summer home tour. In that post, I shared pictures of our dining area. Since the tour, we have been working on many projects in our home with a lot of emphasis on our dining/kitchen area. The picture below is what our dining area looked like in the tour.
We have made a few small changes to this area that I will share more about in a later post. So far, it is mainly paint on the walls and a back splash under the cabinets. Now, we can add dining room chairs to the list. I was not in the market for new chairs nor did I think we needed new chairs, but I guess there were different plans in the works that I wasn’t aware of.
At first, when I found these chairs, I thought they would be a great project to do and a great addition to our annual fall yard sale, But, as I worked on them, I started getting that “I want to keep these” feeling.
I love finding old pieces that are still in good condition and these chairs were exactly that. Their chocolate-brown color had to go, but they were still sturdy chairs. They got even more enticing when I turned them upside down and found these old “stickers” under the seats. I love finding little treasures like this that tells a little more about a piece.
I thought the chocolate-brown color was too dull and dark. I wanted to bring a little life back to these chairs and showcase their features.
To make this project go even faster and smoother, I used the HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer. This sprayer is perfect for projects like this where you have a lot of surface area to cover and nooks and crannies to get into.
I added white paint to the sprayer and sprayed away. I didn’t think I would have enough paint for all five chairs so I just sprayed the four chairs that were in the best condition (they were all in very good condition, but one had a little peeling on the seat, so I left it out).
I love these chairs even better white!
My initial plan was to paint these chairs white and be done with them, but I have a little confession to make……. I didn’t have enough paint to cover all four chairs completely. Don’t get me wrong, there is white paint on every spot of all four chairs, but there were a couple of spots that I would have covered more if I had more paint.
So, I needed to put my DIY cap on and come up with a solution. Sandpaper to the rescue!
I am so happy I didn’t have enough paint!
Using sandpaper really brought out the beautiful features on these old chairs. In some spots, the original wood shows through the paint. That makes me a happy girl.
Once I got these chairs done, they really looked like they fit our home. I knew right away that they were going in our dining room.
I think my new-to-me dining room chairs really brighten our dining space. They match the bench we have had in there perfectly! I am already brainstorming ideas for decorating these chairs for the holidays.
I am so glad I wasn’t in the market for new chairs and I am even happier that I ran out of paint. I love it when things are just meant to be.