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06-20-2017 07:05 PM
I've always enjoyed taking an old piece of furniture and making a new piece of it. The trouble is, I don't have room for another stick of furniture in my house. I saw these chairs today and if I could find some in this style, I'd ditch my traditional dining room chairs. I thought these were super cute. I'm seriously thinking of painting my traditional buffet turquoise.
Has anyone here refinished something interesting?
06-20-2017 07:10 PM
They don't look very comfortable. But.....I appreciate some padding in the seat and chair back. (probably because I don't have much 'natural' butt padding) I've redone a few small pieces of furniture in the past - I'm over it now.
06-20-2017 07:21 PM
I've never done any refinishing myself. I don't have any talent in that regard. One of my favorite pieces of furniture that I have, though, is an old cedar chest of my grandmother's that I had painted. I wasn't using it until I decided to have it painted. Now I love it. I'm going to try to attach a picture of it.
06-20-2017 07:42 PM
I really like the way the artist used the same colors but different patterns for each chair in the OP. That turned out so nice.
Several years ago I took a chest of drawers and painted Winnie the Pooh characters on it for the nursery. We loved its whimsical new look.
I got a small cabinet with glass doors at an estate sale that I've stained but would love to do something else with it. This thread has inspired me! 😊
06-20-2017 07:43 PM
I have a dry sink and a blanket chest that need to be refinished. I used to do that stuff when I was younger, but I'm really not interested in doing it now. New furniture is so expensive if you want anything that will last. I guess I better get busy.
06-20-2017 07:46 PM
I don't have a picture but I took a very ordinary bedside table with 2 drawers, painted it black and decoupaged a black & white wrapping paper on top. The design was a white background with something like a fleur de lis pattern in black. A big pattern.
Then went over it all with poly. It's pretty but nothing special. The original dark wood made it look dark & dated. It wasn't an antique. Just an old table.
I love to paint. There are so many great paints out there, not just at a hardware store but also at craft stores. It takes no talent whatsoever.
My house was built in the early 1970s. I've painted the bathroom vanities, the kitchen cabinets. Once I got over my initial fear, I paint everything! For me, while I admire the chairs you posted, simple is better. Just do it to get it done.
I love watching Flea Market Flip.
06-20-2017 08:00 PM
I have not refinished anything myself... but, those chairs are pretty cool looking... and, with a turquoise table that set all together would look awsome!
Good luck on your adventure! Maybe just do a little research on prepping and painting first for some good pointers for a nice lasting finish that will hold up nicely over time.
06-20-2017 08:01 PM
I've really taken to furniture painting this past year. I don't do any artwork on them, just paint, using different techniques. I guess you'd say most of my pieces are more shabby chic. Once I paint something, I always replace the hardware. The hardware often ends up costing more than the painting supplies! Here's a piece I recently did for my daughter (should have waited to take the picture until I had all the knobs attached...LOL)
06-20-2017 08:14 PM
OH @Kachina624 those chairs are fabulous!!!! My house is done in the 50's and I love them!!!!
Go for the color change for your table too!
Did you find those at a Thrift store?
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