Dining Room Set
I needed a dining room “set”, but didn’t have a couple hundred dollars to spend on it, so i improvised. I like mine better anyway!
First, I bought 5 different chairs from Goodwill/ Habitat REstore, for about $5 each. It took a couple weeks for them to get 5 different ones that I liked. I wanted them to all be armless, with a cushion, and with a cool structure for the back.
I took all the cushions off and primed, then painted each chair the same color. (It only took a little bit to do all of them because I borrowed a compressor and paint sprayer to do it!)
Then, I bought about 4 yards of fabric. I laid each cushion upside down on the fabric and cut a big enough square. I then just used a staple gun to recover them. Took about 20 minutes.
Then, i re-attached the cushions. Chairs done!
Next, for the table. I had an old kitchen table of my parents’ that they saved for me when I went to school. But I also saw a lot of cool ones for about $20 at thrift stores. I kept the legs their natural wood color. I mixed chalk paint to make a really pretty grey and painted the top. You can use it like a chalkboard, but I decided to wax it so that I could put glasses on top without fear of leaving a ring- no coaster OCD!
It took two coats of paint and two coats of wax, then I buffed the wax off.
I spread this project out over a few days, but the total amount of time was no more than one afternoon. For a day and about $30, I had a new dining room set!