Friday, August 28, 2020

Trash to Treasure: Dining Room Table and Chairs

It is another trash to treasure makeover!  This set took about a week to complete.  I found the dining room table posted for free on Facebook Marketplace.  Ya'll, if you haven't searched FB Marketplace for freebies you are missing out!  

The table was used in a mechanics shop so it was super dirty.  Like really, really dirty.  Yuck!  I purchased the vintage chairs off FB Marketplace as well.  They cost $2 each.  Amazing deal!!! The chairs had been in storage for many years and needed a good scrubbing as well.  I also needed to make them more sturdy.  I chose to use Loctite glue to re-glue the joints of the chairs.  I also chose to sand the table top.  I despise sanding! But, this table needed it.  There was residue I could not get off even with scrapping as well as areas where the wood had bubbled because of moisture.  I sanded with 60 grit sandpaper at first to get all the gunk off and then finished with 220 grit to get a smooth finish.

Once everything was clean it was time for paint.  I chose Linen from the Rethunk Junk paint line.  I used Dark Glaze to bring out the details.  Glaze is super easy to use.  Use a paint brush to get it into the details and then use a wet cloth to lightly wipe off.  Glaze has a long work time so you have plenty of time to get it off the areas you do not want it.  The tabletop was stained with Dark Walnut Stain Top.  I love this stain!!!  No smells and it dries quickly.  It took several coats to achieve the look.  Finally to protect the tabletop I used three coats of Tuff Top.  

The final step was to reupholster the chair seats.  The padding and fabric was in good condition with no smells.  I selected new fabric from Hobby Lobby (don't forget your 40% off coupon) and laid it on top of the old fabric and stapled to the bottom of the seat.  

Follow Sliver Lining Salvage on social media for more makeovers and vintage finds!  Shop in person at Cotton Block Pickers Booth #9 137 E. 1st Street Rome, GA 30161.

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