Dining Room Table and Mismatched Chairs

You’ll notice a lack of BEFORE pictures in this post.  2 reasons for that:

I tend to JUMP into projects with abandon… Much too anxious to get started, I forget all about things like cameras and how people might want to…. You know… Actually SEE what my piece of junk looked like when I started.

 

Secondly…  This was before I started my blog… Or even seriously thought about *maybe* starting a blog.  Therefore… Not really on my radar screen at all.

 

So anyhoo…  Since we’re skipping BEFORE… On to the DURING and AFTERS!  🙂

 

Imagine this…

Free dining room table…. Large… Screamin’ 80’s… with a damaged laminate top.  This thing was uuuuuuuugly!  🙂

 

 

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Went to Menards…. Bought 7 – 2×6’s…    We arranged them on the tabletop… Not an easy task, because even if you spend forever picking out the straightest boards… They’ll still be a wee bit crooked.  So we arranged and rearranged and rearranged till we found they fit the closest.

To attach them,  Handsome Man just screwed them in from underneath.  He had me use my weight to our advantage… Ummmm yeah…. That’s code for… He had me sit on the table while he drilled!  😉   Whatever works, right????

 

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A little leftover stain from the wood floors….  and 6 coats of high-gloss poly sealer…

 

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Looks AWESOME, right?!?!!?  Love it!!!

 

I suppose you’re wondering about the base/legs too, right?

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I painted the legs with several coats of various gray paints… and just for good measure, I sprayed flecks of black spray paint.

 

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Sanded the living daylights out of the edges to distress…

 

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And then glazed the whole base with this miracle stuff.  Seriously?  Love what magic this glaze can preform.  😉

 

 

And the chairs!   My pretty little white mismatched chairs.  Again…. No before picture.  KICKING myself, of course!!! 🙂

 

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I did, however… Get 3 random pictures of me recovering the seats with this awesome gray vinyl I had on hand.

 

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LOVE these chairs actually!  All mismatched but painted the same.  Kinda adore the look and the price makes it even MORE attractive!!! 🙂  Especially since friends gave them all to me for freeeeeeee!   All it cost me was the paint, people.

 

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Anyone else in love as much as I am?  And cheap!  Sweetness!!!

 

 

Check out these other mismatch chairs I loooove!

 

 

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3 Comments on Dining Room Table and Mismatched Chairs

  1. Garden Tools
    November 27, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    My table is darker than my chairs, almost a walnut stain, though not quite so dark. It was professionally refinished at one time (before I bought it). The chairs are more of the typical golden teak stain. They are all vintage pieces. I am thinking of getting a couple of totally mismatched chairs (plastic/metal) to throw into the mix.
    I see a lot of information about woods not needing to match in rooms and I certainly get that, but I’ve never seen anyone address dining sets, other than with mismatched materials- not mismatched woods. I have another teak coffee table (that stain is slightly different also) and may end up with a buffet at some point but besides the wood floors and trim, the wood would probably end there in the open living/dining room of my midcentury home. Would love advice about whether or not this sounds like it would work. A picture probably wouldn’t show the difference in stains (or barely).

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