Once again, I wasn’t feeling the 90s light stained dining room set we have, but it was a nice solid wood, Amish-made set, so it’s worth refinishing. I’m a big fan of farmhouse style tables, so that’s the look I was going for. This table is currently in our “Breakfast nook” area dining room, and we have a formal dining room with nothing currently in. Eventually my plan is to build my very own 8-10 person farm table. That’s a project for another day. Time to tackle the Dining Room Furniture Refinish.
Sanded the table top and chair seats, then stained with Miniwax Early American. Painted the legs and chairs with Cobblestone colored chalk paint. The whole project cost around ~$50 for all the materials. Not too shabby 🙂
My only piece of advice for tackling these types of projects is if you need to sand, make sure all of the old stain is off by wetting the surface with a damp rag before re-staining. This will show all of the areas that are not sanded well enough. I had to sand/stain three times before I figured that out. Otherwise an easy project anyone can do to give new life to an old furniture set!