Long before I started my own blog, there was one blogger, Traci at Beneath My Heart , who had purchased a china hutch at a yard sale. She completely transformed it by painting it and I was so impressed that I thought it’s time for a change in my dining room. Check out her blog…..she has done some awesome furniture transformations.
My dining room was just okay. Actually it was boring ….I mean really really boring. Below are pictures of the dining room before:
I just recently had my husband install the dining room chandelier. That was another one of my Habitat for Humanity Restore purchases. It was brass so I primed and painted it black and added the shades to it.
Now here’s the after:
I replaced the table with a round one that I had purchased at an auction for $90. It came with four chairs but I only wanted the table. I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of the table before but I was so excited about my purchase I immediately started sanding and painting it before I realized that I didn’t take a picture of it. It was oak. Basically, I painted all the oak finished furniture black and recovered the dining room chair cushions white. The paint I used had a primer in it so I didn’t need to prime first. It worked Great! It took two coats but I let it dry a day before painting the second coat. We also installed new hardware on the furniture that I purchased at a yard sale.
The mirror above was also an auction find. I painted the frame black and placed lamp shades that matched the chandelier.
We really like how the dining room has an elegant yet comfortable feel and all for under $150.00.
The only thing left to do is change out the door. We want to install a french door. That’s on my wish list!
I’m linking this post to Hooked on Houses for Hooked on Fridays.