Dining Set Makeover ~ From Trash to Trashure

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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. (giveaway alert!)Vintage Rose Back Dining Chairs Found on the Curb | prodigalpieces.com

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 | prodigalpieces.com

However, I am a sucker for these rose back carved chairs, and 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.

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My story continues when I hopped on Craigslist to find a table, and was determined to not drive outside of my city to make a purchase. I have no time lately, and needed to know if this was going to work. 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 | prodigalpieces.com

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 | prodigalpieces.com

Vintage Extension Dining Table Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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

Dog Chewed Dining Table Leg | prodigalpieces.com

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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 | prodigalpieces.com

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 | prodigalpieces.com

While sanding, I did notice a few deep watermarks and stains that were slight enough that I hoped would be invisible once stained. Here’s hoping!

Larissa of Prodigal Pieces refinishing Maple Table Top | prodigalpieces.com

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 | prodigalpieces.com

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, no taking lengthy steps to get the blotches to go away, just apply and you’re set. Honestly, it sounded too goo to be true, but I was 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. So, since it was on half of the table I decided to redo 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. Funny thing is, that it was exactly how I wanted it to look. 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 Dropcloth with my Fan Brush.

Zibra Fan Paint Brush to Paint Dining Table by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Now for the daunting task of getting those painted chairs ready for a new coat of paint. I honestly dreaded all the prep work, but 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 | prodigalpieces.com

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 | prodigalpieces.com
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. Here’s my video tutorial of how to set it up and get your DIY project done fast.

All I needed to do was fill up the sprayer and have at it since my chairs were already prepped and ready to go. The key to a great finish is using the right tip for the job (I used blue), having the right paint consistency (follow manufacturers instructions), and getting the flow set 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 | prodigalpieces.com

The color I chose to use is a custom color I had created for use in another project. I love it’s 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 | prodigalpieces.com

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 | prodigalpieces.com

After all the paint was cured, I applied the two topcoats with my sprayer and let cure. 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 | prodigalpieces.com

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 | prodigalpieces.com

The outcome is just as I’d hoped and more so. I was a bit nervous and so exhausted after taking it all on in a few days time. 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 | prodigalpieces.com

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

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 | prodigalpieces.com

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 by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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 | prodigalpieces.com

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 with Extension Table and Upholstered Chairs by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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. We do ship to your door with the best rates around.

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Absolutely beautiful Mid Century Modern Dining Set Made New by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigapieces.com

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

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

Grab those curbside finds and give them a new look with your HomeRight Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer. This dining set makeover is one to see by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

 

Up next, I have the BIG announcement for my Finding Home program. It’s taken me longer than expected to get it all together because we decided to do a triple gifting! We’re so excited!!

Prodigal Pieces Finding Home - a furniture re-homing program for those who need it most | prodigalpieces.com

Finding Home is a furniture re-homing program provided by Prodigal Pieces® designed to bless someone who is in need of a special reward for a service they have done or are doing, or are dealing with hardships physically and/or financially by sending them a custom-finished piece of furniture. 

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214 Comments

  • Jamie

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 6:23 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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! 🙂

      June 12, 2018 at 6:32 am Reply
  • Grace

    What a great save! I love it!

    June 12, 2018 at 6:25 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Grace! Much work, but glad I tried.

      June 12, 2018 at 6:32 am Reply
  • Lois Stimax

    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!!

    June 12, 2018 at 6:29 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I’m glad it came together so well.

      June 12, 2018 at 6:33 am Reply
  • Christina Wilson

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 6:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 7:27 am Reply
  • Michele Branham

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 6:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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.

      June 12, 2018 at 7:28 am Reply
  • Jane

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 6:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Jane. Yes, so crazy, right?

      June 12, 2018 at 7:28 am Reply
  • Jane

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 6:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You’re so fun! 😀

      June 12, 2018 at 7:29 am Reply
  • Claudine

    Just gorgeous, Larissa! 🙂

    June 12, 2018 at 7:04 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Claudine!

      June 12, 2018 at 8:16 am Reply
  • Denise

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

    June 12, 2018 at 7:06 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m flattered you think so, Denise. Thank you!

      June 12, 2018 at 8:27 am Reply
  • Marie

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

    June 12, 2018 at 7:12 am Reply
  • Terri Hughes

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

    June 12, 2018 at 7:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 8:28 am Reply
  • Carol

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 7:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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.

      June 12, 2018 at 8:29 am Reply
  • Jewell

    Whew! I would be exhausted. Love it!

    June 12, 2018 at 7:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I am! tee hee! Glad you love it.

      June 12, 2018 at 8:29 am Reply
  • Cindy Brannon

    LOVE the chair color!

    June 12, 2018 at 7:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It’s one of my favorite neutrals.

      June 12, 2018 at 8:30 am Reply
  • Amy

    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. 🙂

    June 12, 2018 at 7:54 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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.

      June 12, 2018 at 8:30 am Reply
  • M

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

    June 12, 2018 at 7:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much! 😀

      June 12, 2018 at 8:30 am Reply
  • Nancy Sartori

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 7:58 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 8:31 am Reply
  • Diane R

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 7:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      aww…thanks! You will love this sprayer.

      June 12, 2018 at 8:31 am Reply
  • Cheryl

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 8:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 8:32 am Reply
  • Donna

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

    June 12, 2018 at 8:15 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Wonderful! Hope you win. 🙂

      June 12, 2018 at 8:34 am Reply
  • ColleenB.~Texas

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 8:22 am Reply
    • ColleenB.~Texas

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

      June 12, 2018 at 8:23 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 8:35 am Reply
  • Becky

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 8:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 8:36 am Reply
  • Queen of Rods

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 8:32 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 8:37 am Reply
  • Amy

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 8:45 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 8:53 am Reply
  • Dotte

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

    June 12, 2018 at 8:48 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! That would be a great project piece.

      June 12, 2018 at 8:54 am Reply
  • Kelly Cortes

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

    June 12, 2018 at 8:52 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 8:56 am Reply
  • Rach

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 8:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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!

      June 12, 2018 at 8:57 am Reply
  • Rebecca - Knoxville,TN

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

    June 12, 2018 at 8:54 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I used the same poly as the chairs.

      June 12, 2018 at 8:58 am Reply
  • Dale Cundy

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 9:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Dale. I hear ya. You will love these tools!

      June 12, 2018 at 9:02 am Reply
  • MaryEllen

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

    June 12, 2018 at 9:04 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 9:38 am Reply
  • Alison S

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 9:08 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, that and a whole lotta elbow grease. 😉

      June 12, 2018 at 9:39 am Reply
  • Carol S

    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!!!

    June 12, 2018 at 9:10 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 9:39 am Reply
  • Terri Tervort

    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❤️.

    June 12, 2018 at 9:12 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 9:39 am Reply
  • Alisa Bradshaw

    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! 😉

    June 12, 2018 at 9:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 9:40 am Reply
  • Carol S

    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.)

    June 12, 2018 at 9:24 am Reply
  • Lauren Johnston

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 9:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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! 😀

      June 12, 2018 at 9:43 am Reply
  • lizq

    So gorgeous! You are so talented!!!

    June 12, 2018 at 9:29 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Your words mean much. Thank you!

      June 12, 2018 at 9:43 am Reply
  • Phyllis

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

    June 12, 2018 at 9:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You’re so sweet to say so, Phyllis. Thank you!

      June 12, 2018 at 9:44 am Reply
  • Kim T.

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 9:34 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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!

      June 12, 2018 at 9:45 am Reply
  • Karen Najm

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 9:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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!

      June 12, 2018 at 9:45 am Reply
  • Christy

    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

    June 12, 2018 at 9:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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!

      June 12, 2018 at 9:46 am Reply
  • Lynne

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 9:40 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You can do it! And thank you for the love, Lynne.

      June 12, 2018 at 9:48 am Reply
  • Janie Gagne

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

    June 12, 2018 at 9:43 am Reply
    • Larissa

      yahoo!! That’s what I’m all about, Janie.

      June 12, 2018 at 9:48 am Reply
  • Kaycee

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 9:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 9:47 am Reply
  • Debra Wise

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 9:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 9:47 am Reply
  • Rosie

    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

    June 12, 2018 at 10:10 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 3:05 pm Reply
  • Susan Williams

    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 !

    June 12, 2018 at 10:11 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 3:06 pm Reply
  • Ginny

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

    June 12, 2018 at 10:21 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Isn’t it the deepest beauty? I love it!

      June 12, 2018 at 3:06 pm Reply
  • Alicia H

    Wow! You really transformed these!! So talented!

    June 12, 2018 at 10:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 3:07 pm Reply
  • Sigrid Buchanan

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 10:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 3:12 pm Reply
  • LaVonda Popp

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 10:35 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 3:13 pm Reply
  • Deborah L Mildenstein

    Love, Love, Love Java gel stain!!!

    June 12, 2018 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule

    That whole set is stunning now! What an amazing save Larissa! xo

    June 12, 2018 at 11:37 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You’re so fun, Nancy! Thank you for the hug. 😀

      June 12, 2018 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • HeatherB

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 11:38 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • Kathy E.

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 11:39 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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.

      June 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm Reply
  • Judy D

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 11:54 am Reply
    • Larissa

      hee hee!! So fun and you CAN do it! 😀

      June 12, 2018 at 3:27 pm Reply
  • Danielle

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 11:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 3:30 pm Reply
  • Cindy Downing

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

    June 12, 2018 at 11:57 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How fun! Thank you, Cindy!

      June 12, 2018 at 3:32 pm Reply
  • Michelle

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 12:15 pm Reply
  • Paula

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 12:27 pm Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 3:34 pm Reply
  • Sue Pagels

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 12:27 pm Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 3:35 pm Reply
  • Carolyn J Kiser

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

    June 12, 2018 at 12:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you. and…you’re welcome. 😉

      June 12, 2018 at 3:35 pm Reply
  • Missy

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 12:52 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure would. 🙂

      June 12, 2018 at 3:35 pm Reply
  • bryan

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

    June 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Bryan. 🙂

      June 12, 2018 at 3:36 pm Reply
  • Brenda

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

    June 12, 2018 at 2:43 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! Glad you like it, Brenda.

      June 12, 2018 at 3:36 pm Reply
  • Frances Batson

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

    June 12, 2018 at 2:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      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!

      June 12, 2018 at 3:37 pm Reply
  • Kristina

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 2:54 pm Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 3:38 pm Reply
  • ANNE SMALL

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 3:01 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s the DIY spirit! I know you can do it, Anne.

      June 12, 2018 at 3:38 pm Reply
  • Anita Foster

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

    June 12, 2018 at 3:32 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much! You can do it…just you wait. tee hee!

      June 12, 2018 at 3:40 pm Reply
  • Will G

    I would tackle our kitchen table.

    June 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm Reply
  • Peggy K.

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 4:40 pm Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 4:58 pm Reply
  • Audra Taliaferro

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 4:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 4:58 pm Reply
  • heather

    I would like to paint an old dresser.

    June 12, 2018 at 5:40 pm Reply
  • Jana

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 5:49 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds like a whole lotta fun!

      June 12, 2018 at 9:28 pm Reply
  • Maryann Smith

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

    June 12, 2018 at 6:51 pm Reply
  • BETTY

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 8:25 pm Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 12, 2018 at 9:29 pm Reply
  • LouAnn Trischler

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 9:33 pm Reply
  • Naomi S.

    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.

    June 12, 2018 at 9:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Hmm…maybe clean your cache? I will look into it. 🙂

      June 12, 2018 at 9:55 pm Reply
  • Rachel

    I would redo our dining room table set.

    June 12, 2018 at 10:01 pm Reply
  • Melissa

    Love the chairs

    June 12, 2018 at 10:24 pm Reply
  • Marlene

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

    June 12, 2018 at 10:35 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      How delightful to hear. Thank you!

      June 13, 2018 at 4:57 am Reply
  • Carol

    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!

    June 12, 2018 at 11:21 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      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!

      June 13, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply
  • Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    Larissa, I’m so glad the chairs and table found you! 😉 You gave them beautiful new life. xo

    June 12, 2018 at 11:44 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Jen! I think it was meant to be. 😉

      June 13, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply
  • Cyndi

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

    June 13, 2018 at 4:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! It will work wonders for that.

      June 13, 2018 at 4:58 am Reply
  • Moriah

    Great job! It’s beautiful 😍.

    June 13, 2018 at 5:56 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Moriah. 🙂

      June 13, 2018 at 9:27 pm Reply
  • Paula

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

    June 13, 2018 at 6:42 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! You will love this sprayer.

      June 13, 2018 at 9:29 pm Reply
  • kimmylouwho

    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!

    June 13, 2018 at 8:54 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, it is very rewarding. Thank you so much!

      June 13, 2018 at 9:29 pm Reply
  • Dixie Lee

    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.

    June 13, 2018 at 9:53 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 13, 2018 at 9:38 pm Reply
  • Brandi Kilpatrick

    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.

    June 13, 2018 at 10:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You’ve made me giggle, Brandi! Thank you so much

      June 13, 2018 at 9:39 pm Reply
  • Tracey

    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.

    June 13, 2018 at 10:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 13, 2018 at 9:40 pm Reply
  • Yoneri Muñoz

    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.

    June 13, 2018 at 10:48 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 13, 2018 at 9:51 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    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*

    June 13, 2018 at 1:35 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      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! 😀

      June 13, 2018 at 9:52 pm Reply
  • Michele Meacham

    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!!

    June 13, 2018 at 4:03 pm Reply
  • Sandi Allen

    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!!

    June 13, 2018 at 4:39 pm Reply
  • katie

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

    June 13, 2018 at 5:51 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Crazy cool how it came out. I’m so stoked! 😀

      June 14, 2018 at 8:46 am Reply
  • Pamela Brazier

    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 ❤

    June 13, 2018 at 6:44 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You deserve one, girl! Hope you win. 😉

      June 14, 2018 at 8:45 am Reply
  • Julie

    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”.

    June 13, 2018 at 7:54 pm Reply
  • Charlene Paugh

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

    June 13, 2018 at 8:26 pm Reply
  • Kim Lawhorn

    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!

    June 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 14, 2018 at 8:41 am Reply
  • Jennifer Williams

    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!

    June 13, 2018 at 11:40 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Jennifer! 😀

      June 14, 2018 at 8:41 am Reply
  • Corry heinricks

    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.

    June 14, 2018 at 12:45 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Corry! That will be perfect.

      June 14, 2018 at 8:41 am Reply
  • Colleen Forrester

    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!

    June 14, 2018 at 8:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

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

      June 14, 2018 at 8:45 am Reply
  • Erin M

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

    June 14, 2018 at 9:14 am Reply
  • lak

    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!

    June 14, 2018 at 9:52 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I can’t wait to see who win. 🙂

      June 14, 2018 at 9:39 pm Reply
  • Gloria Luongo

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

    June 14, 2018 at 10:27 am Reply
  • stella methvin

    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.

    June 14, 2018 at 10:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      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.

      June 16, 2018 at 6:02 am Reply
  • Julie Waldron

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

    June 14, 2018 at 4:57 pm Reply
  • natalie johnson

    My patio chairs. finally

    June 14, 2018 at 5:21 pm Reply
  • Stacy

    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.

    June 14, 2018 at 6:51 pm Reply
  • Vanessa Richard

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

    June 14, 2018 at 8:23 pm Reply
  • Donna porter

    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.

    June 14, 2018 at 10:31 pm Reply
  • Cassandra D

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

    June 14, 2018 at 10:32 pm Reply
  • Suzanne

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

    June 15, 2018 at 2:49 am Reply
    • Larissa

      How sweet of you to say, Suzanne. Thank you!

      June 16, 2018 at 6:05 am Reply

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