Refurbished Dining Room Set

Are you afraid to tackle a large project like a dining room set? Come read some tips from Cait from Little City Farmhouse who refurbished this dining table and chairs with Vanilla Frosting and Cobblestone!


Some people are overwhelmed with taking on a big project like a dining room set, but I promise you that you can do it! My sister recently renovated their old house, and one of the must have things on her list was a pretty dining room space. She purchased a table and chair set from a local buy and sell site for me to refinish for her. It started out like this:

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The first step was washing and lightly sanding. Then I painted the chairs and the table top in two coats of Cobblestone. It’s a beautiful warm earthly grey and one of my favourites! She wanted some contrast between all the grey, so we painted the table legs in Vanilla Frosting to coordinate with the fabric on the chair seats.

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I gave the chairs and the table legs a coat of clear wax to seal them. However, wax isn’t the best way to protect high traffic pieces like table tops. Tough Coat is my favourite finish for pieces that get a lot of use – it dries super hard, total clear, and is scratch resistant – a total win all around!

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So if you’re nervous about taking on a big project like this, don’t be! Paint is the perfect way to get exactly the look you want in your space!

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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

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8 thoughts on “Refurbished Dining Room Set

  1. That was a beauitful dining room set that you refinished.I live it and the colors were beauitful.I have a kutchen set and china cabinet would live to do byt scared., I did do a chair I bought at a garage sale like the kitchen set I have.I painted the legs and vack in black looks goid , but afraid to try cabinet..Going to attempt.What whatvtype of paint should I use..Its a rubber oak type wood.If u could get back to me much appreciated..

    1. Hi Darlene,

      That sounds like a great project! I know it can be a bit intimidating to get started but the results will be worth it! Chalk-based paint like ours is great for furniture projects because it’s easy to work with and durable. I would highly recommend taking a look at some of our tutorials to help you get started.

      Happy painting!

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