RECAP: Curbside Find ~ Dining Set Makeover

If you've been here before you have probably already seen the free dining room table and chairs we were lucky enough to acquire and makeover.  I thought I would compile a photo makeover so you could see the progression from beginning to end. 

Scott was lucky enough to be at the right place, at the right time and score these tables and chairs!

Here is what the chairs and table looked like when Scott brought them home:
You can just barely see the table in this picture.  The top is beautiful wood but the legs were a different wood that had been painted to match the stain on the top.  the chairs were also painted brown to appear to match.

The seat cushions on the chairs had a horrid printed fabric which was covering up a horrid gold fabric...both stinky and gross. 

I recovered the chair cushions with this printed fabric:

While Scott was sanding and refinishing the tabletop, I started spraying the chairs with spray paint.  Here is what they looked like with a couple coats of spray paint:
Then I glazed the chairs and table legs to "age" them and bring out the details.

Here is a shot of the table before glazing:

And here's the table after glazing:

Finally, I decided that I didn't have to settle for only one look and created little slipcovers for the chairs.

While I was sewing slipcovers Scott was applying his multiple coats of Polyurethane to make the tabletop amazingly shiny.  Then he gave it a good buffing to take it over the top...

And here is the finished product!!!

If you are interested in reading all about this makeover, from beginning to end you should click on the following links:





Thanks for stopping by to check out some of our projects!  We hope you found something interesting and that you will come back to visit again.

Sherry and Scott


  1. Beautiful redo! I love rescueing abandoned furniture and giving it a new leaf on life! However, it takes lots of patience that I sometimes run out of. Great job!

  2. I absolutely love what you did with those free chairs and table. What an amazing find! Can I just say I'm super jealous??? LOL! You and your husband made a great team in making it all look fantastic!

    BTW, I'm hosting my first Linky Party on Monday on my blog. I'd love it if you stopped by and linked up something from your wonderful blog!

  3. Hey! Forgot to tell you... Come visit Small Moments--that's where the link party will be. Byloribeth is my test blog. I didn't realize it was public!!!! Thanks for visiting!!!

  4. I love this! I have a dining set with wood top and painted black legs and black chairs. I've been debating about whether to paint them white or not and your photos may have just given me the inspiration to take the plunge!

    I love redoing furniture, so much fun! Feel free to stop over and check out some of my makeovers.


  5. Such an amazing transformation! They went from granny to gorgeous and modern. I kept spotting you at the link parties and have been meaning to link up for a few days.

  6. Gorgeous job, love that style and the slipcovers really add so much!! thanks for joining in for VIF!!

  7. Can I just tell you.....I just found your blog and I LOVE you...er, I mean your blog. Stop by when you have a minute!

    1. Thanks Ashley. That's so sweet! I'm so glad you found us...and I'll tell my hubby that you love me...er, our blog!!! I'll be by in a minute to see what you are up to. ;)

  8. I have such a weakness for shield chairs. Nice job!

  9. I have such a weakness for shield chairs. Nice job!