Thursday, August 29, 2013

Updating Dining Room Chairs

Sorry, for not writing a real blog post in two weeks! The month of August has just flown by and my life has been kind of crazy. I am really looking forward to Labor Day weekend  to just relax.  I am also anxious for the month of September because I can start breaking out the fall decorations. I have been working on several projects and have been able to mark them off of my list. The one project that I have been wanting to get done was painting my "free" dining room chairs.  Yep, you read that right FREE! Have you all heard of Freecycle? Well, if you haven't you really should go check it out. It's basically like Craigslist but everything is free. I was able to score four farm style chairs. Can you believe somebody wanted to get rid of these?

I really love the style of the farmhouse chairs, but not excited about the light wood seats. The chairs also didn't exactly go with my table. So, I gave the chairs a few coats of spray paint using my favorite go to color, "Heirloom White" by Rustoleum. It's not too bright and not too beige.

Here is a picture of what the chairs look like that came with the table. The table was actually my grandparents that they bought in the 1930's. The chairs are very pretty but they are creaky and they seemed too small for the table. I also wanted something that would also fit in with the rest of my house. 

I think the farm style chairs add a lot more character to the table and I like that the chairs are a different color than the table. I also found the two blue chairs at the head of the table at Target. They are super comfy and were easy to put together. I was a little worried that they weren't very durable but they have seemed to hold up well. I was able to get mine on sale for $70 for each chair!

I want to repaint my dining room and foyer now and add moulding, but that will have to wait until this winter. I love that the only thing I bought were the two chairs from Target. 

I hope you all have a relaxing weekend and are enjoying these last few weeks of summer!

By Stephanie Lynn


  1. Wow Melissa you can't beat free those came out awesome! I really love the contrast with the table. That is so awesome you have your grandparents table :) and I'm loving your new target chairs too, you did a beautiful job in your dining room!

  2. Dear Melissa i love those chair!! Great Job!,

  3. Those chairs look awesome. I love what you did with those chairs.

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