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Dining Set Makeover ~ From Trash to Trashure

Oh what fun it is to be with friends! Today is Trash to Treasure Tuesday where my blogger gals and I get together to share our latest makeovers and creations with you to INSPIRE. What you see below is my focus of today’s post – you will see my friends’ posts in a bit. My good friend, Mandy, spotted this entire set on the curb and claimed them for me. Woot! Therefore, you are in for a dining set makeover. Vintage Rose Back Dining Chairs Found on the Curb |

I will be honest that when Mandy sent me the picture of the chairs that she had found asking me if I wanted them…I hesitated. Why? Well, if you’ve followed me for long, you know that I have undoubtedly sworn off working on all painted furniture. For good reason too, I’ve earned my promise to self by mentioning past problems before.

Vintage Rose Back Chair with Upholstered Seat |

However, I adore rose back carved chairs. There were 6 of them, so that meant I could have an entire set. Now to find a table to match this Mid Century style. Oh, and by the way, these chairs are by Park Furniture Company, known for their gorgeously, intricate pieces.


My story continues when I hopped on Craigslist to find a table. I was determined to not drive outside of my city to make a purchase. I have no spare time and needed to know if this was going to work. Amazingly, within 5 minutes I found the perfect table to go with this dining set makeover. I was stoked, but also that pit in my stomach feeling like headed up the first hill of a roller coaster. Know what I’m sayin’?

Vintage Dining Table Set Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces |

Now, when I say this table was perfect, I mean that the leg taper matched the chairs, and the routed top match the lines of the seat of the chairs. As for the actual table, it needed much TLC. Nothing I can’t handle, right?

Damaged Dining Table Top |

Vintage Extension Dining Table Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces |

In addition, the table is made of solid maple and has potential. However, I definitely have my work cut out for me. Even the legs had been chewed up by a dog.

Dog Chewed Dining Table Leg |

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Not a problem for my Bondo. hee hee. I’ve used this awesome stuff in many makeovers, as seen here, and works like a charm. In this picture, I’ve applied it and it just needs to harden and then be sanded down.

Bondo Repaired Table Leg |

While the leg repair was curing, I set about to sand down the table top with my orbital sander. Since the finish was so worn, it came off pretty easily with a 120 grit paper.

Sanding Dining Table Top with DeWalt Sander by Prodigal Pieces |

While sanding, I did notice a few deep watermarks and stains. They were slight enough that I hoped would be invisible once stained.

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces refinishing Maple Table Top |


After all the sanding and prep work was done, it looked as though all was good to go for staining. I chose to try a new-to-me product this time, General Finishes Gel Stain in Java.

General Finishes Gel Stain in Java for Dining Set Makeover by Prodigal Pieces |

My reasoning for choosing this particular stain is because maple can be hard to stain. It can come up blotchy and I’m all too familiar with the headaches it can bring. I have only heard rave reviews on General Finishes gel stains, and did my research to find out they are known for breaking the blotchy barrier. What I mean is, no wood conditioner needed. Thankfully, there are no taking lengthy steps to get the blotches to go away. Honestly, it sounds too goo to be true, but I am game to try.

The stain went on easily and gave the look I was after. However, there was one minuscule spot that resisted about the size of the tip of my pinky finger. Ugh…for real? It had to be because I missed it while sanding. Since it was on half of the table I fixed that side only. First, I wiped it down with mineral spirits to remove any residual stain so it wouldn’t clog my sanding pads. Then, I used the 120 grit paper again to tackle it one more time.

It worked like a charm, but too well since the extra sanding opened up the grain to soak more stain in. The side I just redid was a bit deeper than the other side and the extra leaf. Do you see where I’m headed with this? I head-smack myself and then tackle the extra leaf and other side in the same way. Needless to say, this was a user problem, not the stain and am happy to report all worked out fine. Whew!!


While the top was curing, I gave the skirt and legs a nice coat of a soft white with my paint brush.

Zibra Fan Paint Brush to Paint Dining Table by Prodigal Pieces |

Now for the daunting task of getting those painted chairs ready for a new coat of paint. Honestly, I dreaded all the prep work. However, I was also excited to see them made new at the same time. My little Corner Cat sander worked like a beast to help me whip these chairs into shape. What a workout that was!

Sanding Painted Dining Chairs to Prep for Paint |

Once the chairs were done, I cleaned them up and headed out back to break out my HomeRight Super Finish Max Extra Sprayer. mwahahaha… Bring on the fun!

HomeRight Super Finish Max Extra with Interchangeable Tips for Paint and Stain |
Likewise, you know I love my sprayer and have shown you many times how I’ve used it to save my sanity in these past posts.

How to Use the HomeRight Super Finish Max Sprayer for Home and More by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

I filled up the sprayer and am ready to go. The key to a great finish is:

  1. Use the right tip for the job (I used blue)
  2. Have the right paint consistency (follow manufacturers instructions)
  3. Get the flow right. I suggest practicing on scrap wood or cardboard before you start.

Spray Painting Dining Room Chairs the easy way with the HomeRight Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Then, I used a custom color I had from a previous project. I love its muted, neutral tone. It’s a flat finish, but I intend to use a satin poly topcoat once my paint has cured from two layers with two hours in between. Can you believe I had each layer on all six chairs done in less than twenty minutes? No brush could beat that! Onward with the dining set makeover…yippee!

HomeRight Super Finish Max Extra to easily paint dining chairs by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |


Before I added my poly topcoat, I wanted to draw out those lovely carvings. To do that, I applied a bit of glazing with another custom color I had on hand.

Glazing Dining Chair Carvings by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

After the paint cured, I applied the two topcoats with my sprayer and let cure. Then, during that time, I recovered the chair seats in new upholstery using my stapler, and we’re ready to roll. I’ve always referred to tackling upholstery is like wrestling a cat as it can be painfully scratchy. This was no different, but my AirStrike sure made the job of putting on new upholstery easier!

Upholstery Work with Ryboi AirStrike Stapler by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |


Let’s see this motley crew dining set makeover, shall we?

Beautifully Restored Vintage Dining Room Table with Upholstered Chairs by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

The outcome is just as I’d hoped and more so. Here’s to deadlines and crummy weather! haha.

Mid Century Vintage Dining Table in General Finishes Java Gel Stain with Satin Topcoat by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Country Style Vintage Dining Set with Java Stain Top by Prodigal Pieces |

Isn’t that top such a rich looking beauty? That stain did such an awesome job getting that dark contrast I was after. And the three coats of poly I used made it shine new again.

Vintage Fluted Milk Glass Vase with Floral Arrangement by Prodigal Pieces |


Then there’s the chairs… They were a cinch with to work on with my Super Finish Max.

Vintage Captain's Chair with Rose Bud Carved Back for Dining Set Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Seeing the soft muted tones of the chairs play against the table makes my heart sing. The fabric sets it all off nicely, I think…do you?

Waverly Red Rose Upholstery on Vintage Dining Chairs by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

I’ve always thought that the best part about extension tables is that you can have a large space or small depending on company and your home size. When friend and family come, break out the leaf. Yay!

Traditional Vintage Dining Set Makeover with Extension Table and Upholstered Chairs by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

My dining set makeover is complete and I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how one man’s trash is turned into another’s #trashure. You can find this set and more available for purchase in my shop. (SOLD) We do ship to your door with the best rates around.

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Absolutely beautiful Mid Century Modern Dining Set Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |


Now time for some giveaway fun! HomeRight and I are all about getting the right DIY tools into your hands. You can have this Super Finish Max Extra paint sprayer sent to you. Yay!

Easy entry – just fill out the widget below for as many entries as you like, daily even for more entries. Open to U.S. & Canada Residents 18 years of age or older. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Be sure to check spam!

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Additionally, pin and share this dining set makeover to inspire others to make their own home story using thrifted (or even curbside) finds.

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  1. Jamie says

    I might have missed this part – did you apply the same satin poly top coat to the table? Did you use the sprayer to apply that topcoat to the table or a brush? Thanks!

    • Larissa says

      Yes, I mentioned using it on the table too. I used a foam roller for the table top since I did a different topcoat to the table base. Hope that helps! 🙂

  2. Grace says

    What a great save! I love it!

  3. Lois Stimax says

    The table looks so perfect with the chairs! Job well done!! I would love the sprayer and shelter because I have so many items to paint and clear out my garage!!

  4. Christina Wilson says

    Wow, Larissa, you worked hard on this set and the results are gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration.
    I’d like to paint my CD storage chest using the HomeRight sprayer and shelter.

    • Larissa says

      I’m delighted to hear it, Christina. Thank you. Yes, much work, but so glad I tried.

  5. Michele Branham says

    The table and chairs look great. I just tried gel stain last week. It’s really different but I like it. I read that you don’t have to sand down to bare wood. I’ve put on one coat and it looks a little streaky. Do you think it’s best to use in on bare wood? Thanks for sharing.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! Yes, I used to hate Gel Stain, but had only tried one brand. I do like this much better and don’t think you have to be on bare wood, but it helps. You could wipe it down with paint thinner and try again.

  6. Jane says

    Wow Lara, I hardly know what to say, I LOVE these chairs, hard to believe that someone put them by the road! What were they thinking???? LOL, The table and chairs together are gorgeous but I don’t think they would ‘ve been without that great stain. Hard, (for me), to tell what color the chairs are… it all just flows together beautifully. Another fabulous work of art by Lara!

  7. Jane says

    OMgosh, I forgot to mention … I’m in love with your darling shed/tiny house/hideaway in the background of your pictures. I want one too, lol!

  8. Claudine says

    Just gorgeous, Larissa! 🙂

  9. Denise says

    The table and chairs are stunning! You do so well at choosing just the right colors for your pieces.

  10. Marie says

    Nice job. I’m going to be painting a pair of end tables.

  11. Terri Hughes says

    You did a beautiful job on the table and chairs. Love it. I have several things that I would use the sprayer on.

    • Larissa says

      I was wore out, but so glad I did it. Thank you , Terri.

  12. Carol says

    I stripped & painted chairs once, oh my goodness it was so labor intensive that I swore I would NEVER paint another one! This sprayer could make me change that promise! All of your makeovers are fantastic!

    • Larissa says

      Oh yes, I kept saying how nice this set would be stripped, but it wasn’t going to be done by me! haha. Kudos to you! Thank you, Carol.

  13. Jewell says

    Whew! I would be exhausted. Love it!

  14. Amy says

    Certainly fits the old saying of trash to treasure! Very well done. I have been researching gel stain, so glad to have read about your experience and preferences. You just gave me the boost of confidence I needed to try it. 🙂

    • Larissa says

      Woot! 😀 I’m so happy to hear it, Amy. This is the only gel stain I would recommend. I once despised it because of the others I’ve tried.

  15. M says

    The table/chairs redeux is gorgeous but that rug! LOVE! As always, you knocked it outta the park! Nice job!

  16. Nancy Sartori says

    What a beautiful make over. Did you use any kind of top coat on the table top. It looks amazing. Love the color combinations. Great #trashure. These posts are my favorite. Love the collaboration. Thank You!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Nancy. Yes, I mentioned 3 topcoats of poly on the table top. These Trash to Treasure days are fun!

  17. Diane R says

    Stunning! I am new to painting furniture and have a desk I am itching to do. I would love to try the sprayer.
    Fingers crossed.

  18. Cheryl says

    You are so talented! I love what you did with the dining table and chairs.

    I would tackle our three outdoor sheds first. They all need a good paint job.

    • Larissa says

      You’re so sweet to say so, Cheryl. Thank you! 3 Sheds would be knocked out in no time.

  19. Donna says

    Looks so pretty! I entered the contest for the sprayer-I have a set to do also!

  20. ColleenB.~Texas says

    What a Perfect match. I couldn’t believe it when I first say the picture just how much the table matched your chairs. Love them curves and the detail.
    What a beautiful make-over and looks great in your eating area. Really like the fabric you choose for your chair cushions. Really adds some color to the area. Great Job.
    Let’s see; thing I would tackle first with the sprayer probably is to spray my hubby if he doesn’t leave my paint and stain brushes alone. :} Actually I do have a couple of chairs and a small outdoor table that could use a nice paint job and the sprayer would be really handy in doing them jobs; seeing that most of my brushes are missing or ruined.

    • ColleenB.~Texas says

      Oh, Thank You for this wonderful giveaway opportunity.
      Enjoy your week

    • Larissa says

      It had me floored, but I knew it was a God wink. 😉 Thanks for the love, Colleen. oh my…hahahaha!! You sound like me! 😀

  21. Becky says

    Beautiful job! I can’t believe the projects you tackle, haha! What a whopper! So pretty in the end! I’ve got a couple of dressers that need a hit with a sprayer!

    • Larissa says

      I am a nut…let me tell ya. I think that’s the last one for a loooong time. whew!

  22. Queen of Rods says

    Your dining set project looks amazing. I can’t believe that you were able to paint the chairs so quickly with the sprayer. Now I’d like to have one too 🙂 My first project would be a bench that is waiting to be built from an old crib that I picked up from the curb 🙂 It is always windy here, so the spray shelter has been on my wish list for sometime already. Thank you for this opportunity to win these items.

    • Larissa says

      It is a must for me as it saves me time, money, and wear on my body. Sounds like a fun project!

  23. Amy says

    Beautiful! I love saving old things and making them beautiful again…my house burned down and we lost everything but I’m staying positive by thinking of all the new old treasures I can now rescue for our new house!

    • Larissa says

      Oh Amy, I’m so sorry. That is a wonderful attitude you have. Somehow you should get nominated for my Finding Home program.

  24. Dotte says

    The table looks beautiful!!
    I have a vintage buffet that’s been waiting for an update.

  25. Kelly Cortes says

    Wow! What an improvement! I would love a sprayer to paint my dining room chairs!

    • Larissa says

      Yahoo!! Thank you for the giggle, Kelly! You will love this thing. Saves oodles in more ways than one!

  26. Rach says

    I love the way it looks, really nice 🙂 You and some of the other Trash to Treasure ladies make me nervous to buy painted furniture. I love the look of it but if I ever get tired of it, it sounds like it would be a horrendous chore to repaint it. I have a ton of vintage metal furniture that I would like to paint. I wonder how the HomeRight would do with metal furniture? Do you think it would stick? I would have to choose a color that I could live with forever because stripping metal probably won’t be very fun. I have been following you guys for ages to get inspiration but have always been too nervous to try it lol. Thanks for all of your beautiful posts!

    • Larissa says

      It just depends…haha. Repainting isn’t bad if the original paint job was a good one. I just hate fixing others messes. You can most certainly use on metal as I have with no problem. Choosing the right paint is key and prep work is key. You can do it!

  27. Rebecca - Knoxville,TN says

    Very Nice! What did you use to seal the table top? It’s beautiful.

  28. Dale Cundy says

    Such a beautiful Job! I would love a tent and sprayer to paint a beautiful secretary desk that I picked up on a roadside. My lineup of painting projects is endless! Living in an apartment makes painting a bit more difficult……every day I dream about getting a spray tent.

  29. MaryEllen says

    I love this project, especially the chairs! I have some “ trashure” chairs I would love to paint with this sprayer.

    • Larissa says

      I just had to give them a try! tee hee! So glad you like it, Mary Ellen.

  30. Alison S says

    It’s amazing what a coat of paint will do! I have some chairs that I would love to try the sprayer and shelter out on!

  31. Carol S says

    I absolutely love those chairs. What a great find! I have one that I got a very long time ago. Painted it in the style of the time. Still love it, but definitely time for a redo. Great find on the table too! This was a huge project to tackle. Great job!!!

    • Larissa says

      Mandy rocked the curbside haul! haha! So glad she did too. Sounds like fun and thank you for the love!

  32. Terri Tervort says

    Just beautiful! I love the dark stain with the white skirt and legs.
    I have mismatched chairs in my kitchen, so I would spray them all to match!
    Love your work❤️.

    • Larissa says

      Fun to mix it up a bit and tell a story. Thank you, Terri!

  33. Alisa Bradshaw says

    I love how this set came together, and how well that gel stain worked! I’ll have to give General Finishes a try, soon! As to the Home Right sprayer, just be sure to spell my name correctly, when I win! ?

    • Larissa says

      I was so relieved it all came out as planned in my head. Sometimes, ya just never know!

  34. Carol S says

    I would love to use the HomeRight sprayer and shelter for the backlog of chairs I have in storage waiting for a beautiful new life. (Forgot to add to my previous comment.)

  35. Lauren Johnston says

    It turned out so beautifully! I also just started using Java Gel Stain and LOVE it! I would love to get my hands on that sprayer! I have a similar project – large table plus 6 chairs to tackle in my shop right now!

    • Larissa says

      It truly was much work and fun at the same time as I love a good challenge. Thank you so much! Here’s to Java Gel! 😀

  36. lizq says

    So gorgeous! You are so talented!!!

  37. Phyllis says

    I always love your work. You are definitely are inspiring. I will use sprayer to refinish furniture more efficiently

  38. Kim T. says

    Wow, I am so impressed! That table turned out amazing, and the chairs are just lovely! I love seeing all your make-overs, you are so talented. I want to try that stain, I really love that table. What poly coat did you use on top? And I am afraid that the sprayer would not first be used on furniture here, but on our paddock fences. Ugh, they take forever to paint by hand.

    • Larissa says

      Yay!! I’m so happy to hear it! I used a Varathane Poly (link is above). I would use it on that too and on anything! The sky’s the limit with it…really!

  39. Karen Najm says

    Love the makeover! You were lucky to find such a compatable table too! I’ve never used -sprayer but it looks like it’s the way to go! I’ll probably become addicted to refinishing. Or at least I could start On the furniture that’s collected in my garage!

    • Larissa says

      Truly a God wink as He knew I needed a peace of mind about it. I bet you will be addicted too! It’s fun!

  40. Christy says

    I love that you gave this set destined for the trash a whole new chance at life…it is just beautiful! Threw my hat in the ring for the new and improved sprayer too…I could use it! XOXO

    • Larissa says

      I almost backed out…several times. But…I can’t resist a challenge! Your hubby should get you a new one for building that awesome stand! haha!

  41. Lynne says

    Oh, how beautiful! Everything is so seamless! I’m trying to get up my nerve to try my first project… You make it look so easy!

  42. Janie Gagne says

    Absolutely beautiful you have given me aspiration to tackle one myself!!!

  43. Kaycee says

    Larissa, what an awesome friend! Those chairs are just so pretty, I understand why you broke your rule about previously painted pieces! You have created a beautiful dinning set. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the contest for the HomeRight sprayer too!

    • Larissa says

      You ain’t kiddin’! It was too much of a challenge to pass up. I’m glad I tried!

  44. Debra Wise says

    All of your hard work on this paid off as they turned out so beautiful! You always turn things into items of such beauty. Especially love the color of those chairs! I have a table and chairs that need painting so the paint sprayer would definitely make that work easier. I didn’t realize you could use the sprayer to apply the top coat. Learned something else new!

    • Larissa says

      Such fun to hear, Debra! Thank you! You will love this sprayer.

  45. Rosie says

    Every thing I have read about this sprayer is wonderful. I have a different sprayer and I used it once, Not user friendly. would love one

    • Larissa says

      I seriously can’t recommend it enough, Rosie. You will love it!

  46. Susan Williams says

    Beautiful make over! I have a dining set that I want to make over with chairs that have a lot of carvings on the back, a sprayer would definitely be the way to go. Thank you for sharing !

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Susan. 🙂 Oh yes, I wouldn’t do it any other way. Gotta get ya one!

  47. Ginny says

    I love the stain color! I do not own a sprayer but love to try one on a bookshelf!

    • Larissa says

      It’s a delight to my heart to see the cast-offs made new. Thank you, Alicia! 😀

  48. Sigrid Buchanan says

    Beautiful makeover! I love the abc floor covering under the table and chairs. PLEASE tell me you didn’t make that too! And then please tell me where I can find one. I don’t know where you find the energy but everything you make is very impressive.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I didn’t, tee hee, but got it from Decor Steals. I used to call my grandma the energizer bunny! 😀

  49. LaVonda Popp says

    The table and chairs turned out just lovely! I have two antique pieces that have so many swirls and nooks and crannies that I can’t bring myself to tackle them with a paintbrush. A sprayer just might save my life!

    • Larissa says

      You are sweet to say so, LaVonda. Thanks! The sprayer makes those kinds of pieces a breeze for sure.

  50. Deborah L Mildenstein says

    Love, Love, Love Java gel stain!!!

  51. HeatherB says

    I love it! This style chair with the rosettes is my favorite! I have a collection (from 3 separate sets) to get me my 2 arm and 6 side chairs for my dining room. And truthfully, every time I see them, I always want more! Beautiful transformation.

    • Larissa says

      Exactly why I couldn’t pass them up. tee hee! Thank you. 🙂

  52. Kathy E. says

    This has got to be one of my favorites, Larissa! The two-tones together are beautiful and the fabric chosen for the chairs are perfect! I need to refinish a small chest of drawers and this product would make my job so much easier!

    • Larissa says

      Wahoo!! That’s so fun to hear, Kathy. I truly had fun picking out the design of this set. Wish I had a sprayer for everyone.

  53. Judy D says

    I love the colors! My daughter wants to (ahem… wants ME to) refinish the dining room set she inherited from her Grandmother. You make it look so easy!

  54. Danielle says

    The table and chairs look beautiful! I would love to have the sprayer to work on a dining room set I’ve had for 22 years. I don’t want to get rid of it!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Danielle. I don’t blame you. They don’t make them like they used to!

  55. Cindy Downing says

    This dining set is absolutely gorgeous. I hava a set i want to redo with the Homeright …yes please

  56. Michelle says

    If I won the Homeright sprayer and shelter….I would finish my kitchen cabinet doors that have been waiting for *ahem* a couple of years to get painted and put back on the cabinets! thank you!

  57. Paula says

    You just keep amazing me! These pieces found you and each other; I’m sure look better than what they did when new. I would use the HomeRight sprayer to redo a funky little end table/book rack for the boys’ room. This would be first, then watch out anything paintable or stainable that is standing around.

    • Larissa says

      Yay! I truly think God orchestrated it all. You go girl!

  58. Sue Pagels says

    I think it turned out beautiful! I am a sucker for floral fabric too and it looks perfect together. What a great find and what a great job!! Would love to win the Homeright sprayer too!

    • Larissa says

      Thank ya, Sue! 😀 I know you will love this sprayer. It’s a must!

  59. Carolyn J Kiser says

    Beautiful, I have a similar table that I am planning to refinish. Thanks for the tips and ideas!

  60. Missy says

    I am moving soon and will be looking in thrift stores to replace furniture pieces I am not taking with me. Oh my gosh, a sprayer will make the transitions of these pieces so much easier. I have been wanting one for a while!

  61. bryan says

    Turned out great Larissa!!! Your usual masterful job 🙂

  62. Brenda says

    That table and chairs is awesome. Wish I had a place for it. And you make it all look so easy. Great makeover Larissa!

  63. Frances Batson says

    I love the table and chairs. The fabric is just right. A lot of work but it looks wonderful. Great job.

    • Larissa says

      It sure was a bunch of work, but those kinds are the fun that keep me going. Though this kind of set may be my last. haha!

  64. Kristina says

    Absolutely breathtaking! Those chairs are so beautiful and the top of that table wow! You have such and great eye for finding matching styles of furniture. You are such a talent!

    • Larissa says

      aww…thank you for the awesome words, Kristina. I feel so blessed. 🙂

  65. ANNE SMALL says

    i=I really love the table and chairs! Now you’ve made me realize I can freshen up my kitchen set, as well as the nightstands I wanted to do. I’ve had them on my mental wishlist because I am disabled. But, a paint sprayer would make projects so doable.

  66. Anita Foster says

    Wow! It looks beautiful! I have a wooden hutch that I need to paint but I’m a bit intimidated to even start!

  67. Will G says

    I would tackle our kitchen table.

  68. Peggy K. says

    That set turned out beautifully! We have 13 closets in our house, and most of them have louvered doors. It is going to be a pain to paint them all by hand. A paint sprayer would really make a difference in how quickly and how well a job we could do with them.

    • Larissa says

      Fantastic to hear. Thanks! You definitely need one. I use it for louvers all the time. 🙂

  69. Audra Taliaferro says

    Looks so pretty! Love the dark table top! I have a buffet in my dining room that needs to be rescued from the “cherry” phase!

    • Larissa says

      Super fun to hear, Audra. Thanks for the smile. Yes, gotta love our phases! 😀

  70. heather says

    I would like to paint an old dresser.

  71. Jana says

    Stunning! I have 3 sets of different dining chairs I’ve collected over the years that are in storage to be redone at some point. You have given me so many great ideas since I’ve been following your blog. Not sure which to do first!

  72. Maryann Smith says

    The table and chairs turned out great! I would paint a bookcase I have stored back to redo.

  73. BETTY says

    Have you fallen under the spell of Java Gel Larissa? It can be habit forming. I have been looking at the HomeRight sprayer! It looks awesome!

    • Larissa says

      oh yessss…. It sure is! You will love the sprayer just as much or even more. tee hee!

  74. LouAnn Trischler says

    Oh man, I neeeeeeed this! 🙂 The first thing I would do it spiff up our back fence. I’m putting it off because there’s no way I’ll paint it with a brush… Then I’m also considering painting my kitchen cabinets but I hear using a sprayer for the doors is the best.

  75. Naomi S. says

    Larissa, there were so many ads popping up on your site that I couldn’t even read the content. Do you have any idea why this would be happening? I’ve never experienced this before on your blog. It’s very frustrating.

  76. Rachel says

    I would redo our dining room table set.

  77. Marlene says

    This is a gorgeous makeover! The tabletop is especially lovely!

  78. Carol says

    20 minutes to paint 6 chairs…I am in sensory overload! I’ve had that sprayer and paint booth in my Amazon wish list for over 6 months and none of my family members have even noticed. I guess I’m on my own on this one! I used the General Finished Java Gel on a buffet I redid 2 years ago. I love it so much I’m going to use it on another buffet I’ll use as an entertainment console. Great job!

    • Larissa says

      Gotta get you one, Carol! I say it all the time that I wish I could send everyone one of these things because they’re that versatile. Yes, the Java gel is fantabulous!

  79. Cyndi says

    Looks gorgeous! I would love to try the sprayer on my kitchen cabinets.

  80. Moriah says

    Great job! It’s beautiful ?.

  81. Paula says

    Awesome and absolutely beautiful. I have several “waiting projects” that this sprayer would be perfect for.

  82. kimmylouwho says

    a very nice job on these pieces! Isn’t it fun to see the change when you finish? That sprayer looks like it made all the difference to get the job done!

  83. Dixie Lee says

    I was not expecting that dark a finish! But I do like it. I have a set of chairs to paint – 6 of them – to replace a set I had already painted, but someone broke one – and I sure could use a sprayer! I do use the Zibra brushes – have repainted 2 bathrooms, including vanities, and have one to go.

    • Larissa says

      Always a favorite of mine for many reasons. Sounds like you need one! 😀

  84. Brandi Kilpatrick says

    The upholstery on those chairs is gorgeous! It is a beautiful set! If I were to win the Homeright sprayer, the first thing I would tackle is a dining set that I have next in line to flip.

  85. Tracey says

    Your set is absolutely beautiful! It came together so nicely. Thank you for sharing all,the little details too. I love the fabric on the chairs.

    • Larissa says

      Had to give it a go as stubborn as I am, haha. Thanks, Tracey!

  86. Yoneri Muñoz says

    Wow, the sprayer looks so easy to use. I had another one that just did not work for me. I would love to try this one. I have big pieces to paint. Thanks for the awesome video tutorial. I love your work.

    • Larissa says

      I was floored when I first used it and wondered why I waited so long. Hugs!

  87. Nicole says

    I’m planning to redo a dining set that my husband has had for a very long time. He has wanted to get rid if it, but I refuse to. I know it has another look at life coming up soon. We tried an inexpensive sprayer for another project, and can I just say that I’m glad it was flat boards that could easily be sanded back down (it was awful). A fancy pro-sprayer would be superb for what I have in mind for the dining set, and so many other things on my list of projects to do. *Your dining set turned out beautiful*

    • Larissa says

      Go you! haha. This one is definitely one I suggest for many reasons. Like anything it just take a bit of practice and you’re off! 😀

  88. Michele Meacham says

    First I need to say I LOVE what you have done with this table & chairs … I would love to refinish my Grandma Whaley’s buffet that is in need of some real love!!

  89. Sandi Allen says

    Oh my, I Love this! Thank you for the inspiration!! I picked up a table with 5 chairs at a garage sale, very reasonable. I have been wanting to paint it, but I’m afraid to do so because I didn’t know where to begin! I was thinking staining the top and painting the chairs and table base. A couple of the chairs, they put screws through the legs to hold the rungs (dowels) in place. I need to figure that out. Love your work!!

  90. katie says

    I really love the new dining set, you would never know the table didn’t come with the chairs!

  91. Pamela Brazier says

    I love those chairs! I have wanted this sprayer and the shelter every since I started following you, which has been about 4 years. Another beautiful job Larissa ❤

  92. Julie says

    Nice makeover. I want to tackle my ow dining room set. I’ve wanted to try a sprayer to help complete more pieces. I have a bedroom full of my “stash”.

  93. Charlene Paugh says

    Beautiful job !!! You’d never really know they weren’t a set before the makeover.

  94. Kim Lawhorn says

    Beautiful–absolutely beautiful! You have so much talent!
    If I won the sprayer, I would tackle a small project first to get the hang of it. But, then, look out! I’d go to town on all the many wonderful items waiting in my garage to be redone!

    • Larissa says

      You just made my day, Kim! 😀 Thank you so much. You will have a blast!

  95. Jennifer Williams says

    I absolutely love how that set turned out! I have some old bookshelves that have taken quite a surface beating – I’m really looking forward to giving them new life!

  96. Corry heinricks says

    Love the transformation! I’d paint my pew Turned deck bench with my new sprayer :-). Haven’t decided on the color yet but I’m anxious to get at it.

  97. Colleen Forrester says

    Love the makeover! I would use the sprayer for the same purpose – to repaint acorn-carved dining chairs that sat in a barn for years and were pooped on by swallows! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    • Larissa says

      Sounds like a job like mine! 😀 Thanks for the love, Colleen.

  98. Erin M says

    I would redo a nightstand that I got at a yard sale.

  99. lak says

    Oh I hope I win that sprayer!!! I have so many projects I would love to do with that, but so little time. It would cut down on the time portion. This dining room set redo is lovely!

  100. Gloria Luongo says

    Beautiful job. I have a bench that I’m tackling. I hope it comes out as well as your table.

  101. stella methvin says

    WOW awesome job. I actually am trying to redo some chairs that must have 1000 staples in them so the chair is getting quite pitted removing them and they will need to be sanded and sprayed before recovering.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks so much. 🙂 I hear you on that one. I like to use a stapler puller to prevent that. It only costs a couple of dollars.

  102. Julie Waldron says

    My daughter has a vanity table that was given to her by a family friend, we’ve been wanting to repaint that.

  103. natalie johnson says

    My patio chairs. finally

  104. Stacy says

    My 91 year old dad just moved in with me and I am redoing the bedrooms in our house. I would use this to paint the walls, floors (and then stencil), and several pieces of furniture. Thanks.

  105. Vanessa Richard says

    We would use it for the boxes my boyfriend makes . He does a lot of woodworking so would be put to great use.

  106. Donna porter says

    Your project turned out lovely. The first project I would tackle is a dresser that I had as a little girl. It is over 50 years old.

  107. Cassandra D says

    I would work on replenishing the wooden patio backyard chairs with the HomeRight Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer.

  108. Suzanne says

    Made my heart sing just looking at your gorgeous transformation. Love the colour of the chairs. Wow!!

  109. Marti says

    An absolutely beautiful outcome! One of my favorite projects you have completed. You are very talented!!

  110. Amy says

    Years ago I had a set similar to this one (but not nearly as beautiful as your refinished one!)–now I wish I still had it! Lovely job. I love that you chose a floral fabric for the seats rather than one of the white/gray/black graphic patterns that seems to be all I see these days–I love me a bit of color!

    • Larissa says

      Isn’t that always how it works. I have 20/20 past vision too. haha. Thank you for the giggle.

  111. Carol M says

    I saw this post a few months ago and was so impressed with the Homeright SuperMax sprayer I went and purchased it straight away! I also got the Homeright spray booth! I have used both several times and love them more each time I use them. As for General FInishes Java Gel…well it was love at first sight a few years ago. I now have 2 pieces I’ve used it on, a buffet and my dining table. I love these chairs, and with the addition of the table it’s a fabulous set! Great colors.

    • Larissa says

      That’s awesome to hear! So fun to know that I’m not the only spray fanatic …haha. Yay!

  112. Shirley says

    How in the world did I miss this makeover… that’s what a real DIY should look like…lol. You have an amazing talent and when I first saw this I thought you were going somewhere else with it. I am so glad you went the way you did. This is a set, or not a set, to die for! I’ve used java gel in many places in my home but never would have considered using this on a table top. But it holds up very well and now may reconsider.
    I do have a question for you. Have you ever painted over java with black paint and tried distressing it?? I am thinking of doing this and just not sure of the outcome.

    • Larissa says

      You are too fun, Shirley. Thank you! I haven’t painted over it, but am unsure what you’re after. How about a glazing instead?

      • Shirley says

        Ok well what I’m after is a brown black blend…very light sandi g to achieve that I would think. Sorry I should have mentionedd that.

        • Shirley says

          I forgot to ask, what does a glazing do? I’ve never tried that affect.

          • Larissa says

            Glazing is an easier way to add that effect your after by highlighting crevices, etc. with the darker color.

  113. Marietta Walker says

    I am so drooling over those chairs. I am a chair nut and I am breathless over what you did with these chairs and that table.. My heart soared when it was all done and put together,

    Absolutely beautiful!

  114. Becky says

    Wow. BeaUtiful!!! Fantastic job with this one! WHat a perfect set that table made with the chairs!
    I think spraying paint with Larissa for a day is on my dream list. I want to learn, hands on, face to face with the expert!!!

    • Larissa says

      You are so fun, Becky! 😀 It would literally be a blast to have a day like that. woot!

  115. Shirley says

    Well we certainly know that you are a very talented lady and this project just proves it once more. I am very impressed that you managed to make the chairs look as if they were never redone. Like they had always been that color with that fabric. You have totally outdone yourself here! Although you did just as beautiful a job with the table, I just don’t think the chairs and table go together. I feel like the table should be older or round or super fancy or something, I just can’t pinpoint it. Maybe more dramatic than the chairs…I don’t know. I know you worked with what you had but maybe even a drop leaf would have done it. ANYWHO, LOL it’s gorgeous just like everything else you do!

  116. Kathy says

    I think the table is perfect for the chairs, agree with you, the lines match, the curves match. Everything looks gorgeous!

    • Larissa says

      You are so sweet to give me such love, Kathy. Thank you!

  117. Caye Cooper says

    Larissa, you did a superb job! I LOVE the fabric too. Seeing how easy the sprayer is to use and to clean, I would LOVE to have one to save my 73-year old body!! Want to do a couple of desks and a table and it looks like that sprayer would do a fantastic job—you described it so well! KUDOS TO YOU!!!

    • Larissa says

      Awesome to hear, Caye. Thanks! It certainly makes the job a breeze and you would love it.

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