Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Painting our Dining Room Table

I had been imagining what our dining room table would look like painted for about a month.

This room seemed dark and gloomy to me so I impulsively sold our old chairs one day on OfferUp. Above is a photo of what the dinning room used to look like.
We had some chairs that were cream, farmhouse-style wooden chairs and two grey upholstered head chairs.

After selling the white chairs, I found these great chairs on Craigslist and snatched them up before they sold to somebody else. I love the style and shape of them (and they are pretty comfortable too!) but they didn't really match the black table. So I decided to paint it.

I started by wiping the table down with a warm, clean washcloth to remove any dirt particles, then I applied two layers of the Extreme Bonding Primer from Sherwin Williams. Letting the first coat dry before add the second. Next, I applied three coats of my paint. I chose Sherwin Williams ProClassic for trim and doors. I have used this paint before when I painted our kitchen cabinets and it works really well! It dries really hard so it stands up to lots of use and being washed over and over.

The color I went with was "Creamy SW 7012" by Sherwin Williams. It's the perfect off-white cream without being too beige-y. I used a foam roller for smooth surfaces and let each coat dry before applying the next. 

I am so pleased with how it looks now! What a difference some paint can make! Now I'm eyeing some area rugs and possibly some new fabric for these seat cushions....but that's a project for another day. 

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