Sunday, October 18, 2015

Homemade Chalk Paint dining set


An OLDIE but a GOODIE!
one of my first transformations way back WHEN!


Wooo Hoooo!! Finally got this big project done. I finally got to finish the dining room table with 4 chairs.

I got a set of 4 chairs at Goodwill for only $14.99. But as you can see the fabric is ...how you say.......BLECH!!!!!!

So I ran to Hobby Lobby and got me some fun orange and cream fabric...I know its the Hot color, but I have always been an Orange girl...( I am a red head, what can I say) :)



So then much to my hubby's Chagrin, I had him help me get this table out of our shed. I have been Hoarding.......errrrr ummmm, SAVING it for a FEW months.....He was so HAPPY when the lovely neighbor gave this to us for doing a couple favors for her...(you should have heard his happy comments when he was helping me carry it home....What are you gonna do with this....where are you gonna put this...yada yada yada) :)

I got started sanding this beauty.....and as you can see from my pants....


I am so happy I have my respirator mask...can you imagine this dust in your nose...been there, done that...don't want to do it again..:)
So I sanded and sanded and got down to the layer I wanted...I didn't want to get completely bare, because I wanted it to have that old finish...

Once it was sanded, I dark stained it.


While that was drying I started on painting the chairs. I was so happy to discover 2nd Essence's recipe for homemade chalk paint.
She has been tweaking and tweaking and has come up with a great recipe....1/2 cup plaster of paris...1/2 cup hot water whisk those together and then add 1 1/2 cups of paints.
Make sure you stop over to Valerie's page and let her know how awesome it is that she did all this work.

It worked like a dream and was actually quite fun. Since it was a white I had to do 2 coats over the dark wood.



While those were drying I got to painting the legs of the table.

The fun part came in the morning when I got to use my clear wax to wax the chairs and re-attach the seats.

I can't believe these new ish chairs look like such old world look...

Same on the legs...Love how they have such an old Parisian look to them.

So excited to have finally finished such a big project.

While I was taking pics, I was trying to figure out if I could keep it...but I need two more chairs....so my Husband lucked out...............................................................THIS TIME!!


I hope you enjoyed this project...Have a BEAUTIFUL day...



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67 comments:

Lucy Designs said...

I'm going to try this recipe one day! Turned out great and dig that fabric...I'm an orange girl too

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

LOve it and the fabric is perfect! What a deal you got on those chairs and a freebie table to boot...yay you!

WhyCuzICan said...

Hi Karin, you red heads are all alike. My father was a red head too and LOVED orange.

Your reloved project looks marv' and I've gotta try that homemade chalk paint recipe sometime. If YOU say it works good, then it does by cracky

Smiles,
From my Dashboard,
Suzanne

Rebecca Scott (aka Otter) said...

Oh how pretty. I love the choice of color and pattern for those seats. I admit, I'm a bit of a swirl/damask fiend so I really like the pattern more than anything. I also love the color you chose for the chairs and I'll have to try that chalk paint recipe. I'm glad you were able to convince your hubby to let you bring that table home because the whole set is sure to sell in a heartbeat.

Danielle said...

Your set looks great! Great work.

Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne said...

Hi Karin, I always love reading your posts. You are so engaging and funny. Your table and chairs are beautiful! I love the distressing on the details. Can't wait to try that chalk paint recipe!

Michell @ Girl In Air said...

IT's all fabulous looking! Great job! I'm gonna have to go visit her page and see what this plaster of paris is....I haven't tried that recipe yet:-)

Tina said...

I think you should look for two captains chaais that match and make them over So you can keep it. I would hate to part with that set!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Looks FANTASTIC =) Knew it would. The fabric is so funs & playful. Great choice! Thanks for the feedback on Val's paint recipe too ;)

RitaD said...

Looks great and how wonderful that you can take an outside picture in January - that sure is unusual for Michigan. But, I think winter is coming soon (darn!).

Honey at 2805 said...

Your homemade chalk paint worked wonders on the chairs (fabulous price!) and the choice of fabrics is fun. Actually, the fabric color looks like the Color of the Year, Tango Tangerine, by Pantone which I posted about yesterday.

Blue Velvet Chair said...

I'm lovin' the orange design! And you have so much patience! I flop out on anything that requires sanding. Funny...our husbands sound the same.
Michael

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Awesome job! Thanks for sharing the paint mix and the blog link! Can't wait to try the paint on one of my small tables!!

Flower Child Designs said...

Too funny I just did a drop leaf table the other day with the same color combo, but you did a much better sanding job than me. Yours looks great! I luv the orange! and don't you luv the chalk paint???

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

***Visiting via 36th Ave:
This rocks! What a great project that I still need to try :)
Lina @ Fancy Frugal Life

Doreen said...

This set is absolutely fantastic. What a great transformation. You've inspired me to re-do my thridt store finds.

The Southern Product Queen said...

Wow! Love this idea! I'm having a linky party too! I would love it if you would link this post up to it! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-2 Thanks for sharing!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

the set looks amazing! those chairs were downright gross before! they look awesome! love the fun new fabric!

Mandy said...

Great Job!!!

Laura said...

Love it, Karin! It looks absolutely amazing! Great job, girlfriend!

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Looks great! I love the fabric! I just did a post today about how much I love orange :-)

Twice Nice said...

Oooh, those chairs remind me of some horrors I've faced too! Wonderful job on the set. I hear orange is THE color for 2012 so I'd say you are dead on! Deb

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looks great!

Cindy said...

Your table and chairs look fabulous. You did a great job on them!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Wow, such a great update. Those seat covers are awesome and the paint/wax finish does give it an old world look! A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea Monday and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge/ to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

nannykim said...

Hey, your link to 2nd essence or whatever the name was is not working. What is the purpose of painting with the chalk type paint--is it mainly to give it an old finish or what--let me know as I have some painting to do!

Shabby soul said...

Great job! I like all these charming details!
I definitively have to try chalk paint (home made).
But could you tell me: is it sparkling or perfectly matt?
Silvia

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

Wow, those look really beautiful! I'm so glad to hear the recipe for homemade chalk paint worked for you. I've been meaning to try it. I have a link party on Fridays. I would love if you linked up!

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/01/latest-and-greatest-friday-14.html

Cindy @ Creating at Home said...

The chairs are gorgeous!

Pamela said...

Wonderful job! Thanx for coming to the party!

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

This set looks amazing! Great work with the homemade chalk paint:) I would love for you to come link up at my party going on now through Sunday night!
http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2012/01/get-schooled-saturday-6-and-e-book.html

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is amazing! I love everything you chose for this...love that fabric! Thanks for sharing at this week's Open House!

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

I love this! I've always been into orange as well -- I actually refinished some thrift store chairs with orange fabric and posted about them on my blog a while ago too. I would love for you to link this up to our party http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-link-party-week-22.html#more

Just Jaime said...

Love the orange fabric!

Jen @ My Own Road said...

They're so pretty! I wish my chairs had this much personality, I really need to recover them after seeing yours :)

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Hi! Visiting from I heart nap time. What a great transformation! The fabric is gorgeous and I love how the paint turned out. Very lovely!

I would love for you to share this at my link party if you get a chance :)

Toodie said...

Oh my gosh, I SERIOUSLY LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!! What an awesome job! The fabric is so cool, the painting divine (can you come do mine now?) and I just want to come sit and have some tea with you. I can honestly say this is one of my very favorites out of all I've seen. Thank you so much for sharing! I'm pinning for all the world to enjoy.

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

What a great job! Beautiful!! Thanks for linking up to my party. I can't wait to see what you have next week!

My Beautiful World said...

Wow this is amazing love it awesome. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, wonderful to meet new friends. Hope you find a spare minute to visit me sometime follow back if you like. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.
Always Wendy

One Shabby Old House said...

That is amazing. I tried using chalk and got so many lumps in my paint and when I sanded it looked like I had taken chalk to it. So finding this post today was wonderful news to me. Did you have any lumps in your paint?
Thanks

Mikalah said...

Just beautiful! I love the look of chalk paint, how cool that you found a homemade recipe for it. The orange fabric is to die for as well. I stopped by from Polish the Stars, hope you have a wonderful week!

Pamela on the Front Porch said...

Love what you have done with this. I need some Chalk paint!!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

A beautiful set transformation. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe for chalk paint. Love the two toned table, dark on top and light on bottom this is my favorite. You did a great job, and love the fabric you used. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best!

Tisha said...

Thanks for the great post. I had to bookmark you so I could remember where to find you. My dining room table is the next project on my to do list. Thanks!!!

michele said...

bravo on the lovely makeover!

visiting via MMS and would be thrilled if you stopped over to my kate spade/vintage necklace giveaway!

http://www.hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/01/something-old-something-new-giveaway.html

smiles.

michele

Chatty Chics said...

Amazing job! Love it so much! It's perfect and looks sooooooo great! That's a lot of work! Thank you for sharing at my place! Come back again tomorrow if you can and share another!
Melody
ChattyChics.com

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

My party just started and I'd LOVE to have you stop by and share this ~ TOTALLY impressive!!!
Overflowing with Creativity
XO, Aimee

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

Your dining set is featured this week!

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2012/01/features-from-latest-and-greatest-14.html

Stop by for a button and I hope to see you this week too! :)

Butterbean Row said...

Your dining set is just so cute. What a find!

Brooke @ www.Getouttamyheadplease.com said...

I will be featuring your post this week :) http://www.getouttamyheadplease.com/2012/01/show-it-off-seven-features.html

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

I'm TOTALLY IMPRESSED! Looks SO good!!! Thanks LOTS for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity!

XO, Aimee

PS Did you sign up for my giveaway yet!?!
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Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne said...

Just popped over from today's post, "French Sewing Table with 2 homemade Chalk paint Chairs" and came back for a second look at this one. I love the stained top with the white distressed legs and chairs! I did have a question. Have you used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint? If so, how do you think this homemade version compares? Thanks. ~ Jeanne

Shabby Soul said...

Your table & chairs are gorgeous!!! I bought some plaster of paris last week to make me some chalk paint & cant wait to get started!! It looks like you distressed the chairs, too - but I didnt see that in the post. (I may have missed it but I read it twice ;-() I just want mine to look as great as yours!!

Suzanne Buckles said...

Looks wonderful!! How did you do the distressing.......while paint was wet or dry?? LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

thanks, Suzanne

art is beauty said...

Suzanne, it was when it was dry...wax and a rag and lots of buffing, gives it that natural distressing..:)

Suzanne Buckles said...

what type of wax do you recommend?

The distressing is perfect!

art is beauty said...

honestly I just use Johnsons Paste wax. You can get it at home depot or lowes! I love it and it has been used forever on furniture. I know most people who have antiques use only that.
have fun.
Karin

Suzanne Buckles said...

thank you Karin!

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Chatty Cathy-Clip Your String said...

It all looks so wonderful! I tried several of your posts links to the homemade chalk paint and received an error message? Could you send me the URL for the site you found it on? Thanks so much and keep up with all the wonderful projects!

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

i have a question for you, hope you have a moment to shoot a quick reply [pretty please] wondering if with this chalk paint recipe do you have to sand? I do not want to put out the moolah for AS paints which do not require sanding and I hate sanding... just wondering?

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Love the table and chairs! I'm happy to learn new chalk paint recipes. I just refinished a very shiny china cabinet with a different recipe and I also had great results (after I realized you need to mix the grout with water first) LOL... Stop by and see mine when you get a chance. Great job!
http://www.homeroad.net/2012/03/finishing-china-cabinet-with-home-made.html
Susan
Homeroad

Candy said...

I have an almost identical table sitting in my living room that I was trying to sell. Not anymore. Yours turned out so good, that I've gotta paint mine. Thanks for the inspiration and for the chalk paint recipe. Im your newest follower, so please come visit me and maybe follow back at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and the color is right up my alley. Great work.

inneranomaly said...

Hi there, just stumbled upon your blog today, and found this recipe for Chalk paint, I see you used white, have you tried this recipe with colored paint? if you have has it altered the shade of the paint? I found the plaster of paris mixture to be very white, so white on white wouldn't dull anything, but I'm looking to add this to yellow paint, and I don't want it to become a pastel color...

In browsing your site I just love the projects you've done! your incredibly talented!

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Hi, I came across your blog through facebook and now a new follower. : ) I love how your dinette set came out and love the paint and dark stain combo.
Thanks for sharing the diy chalk paint recipe; its the only one I've found with actual measurements. I use diy chalk paint but because of just eyeing it, never have the same consistency. This will be very helpful. Have a good weekend.
Barbe

Better homes said...

Idea about chalk paint dining set for garden furniture is great. Thanks for sharing.