Updating old dining room chairs

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I didn’t go too heavy with it, since I prefer a light distressing. One little step I like to do after sanding, is getting out a can of stain. Grab a q-tip and swipe a little stain on that bare wood that you’ve just sanded down. They fit in better with the black console table they are hanging out with.

It will give it a nice deep brown tone and seal it up.

*Originally, I published this post back in 2012 but wanted to revive it a bit.

Since this makeover, the chair has had another makeover, so I’ll make sure to share that at the end.

If you’ve ever seen a beautiful mid-century or vintage chair at a flea market, garage sale, estate sale, etc., but weren’t sure how to refresh it… New upholstery can transform a chair but there are other things you can do as well.

I’ve changed the fabric on these a couple of times which is as easy as stapling and pulling fabric.I used Rustoleum Black Satin spray paint on these, but any brand will do.I don’t like using flat or high gloss on furniture, Satin is always my preference.ack in 2002, I was on the cutting edge of the black painted furniture craze, when after doing a kitchen renovation at my house in Georgia, I painted my kitchen chairs black (which I shared about 2 years ago here). There have been many more furniture transformations using black paint since that day.I think this trend actually started with Ballards Designs (at least to me) when I picked up their catalog and began seeing black furniture, a light bulb went off. You’ve seen countless demonstrations of painting furniture black on the web, but here’s mine….again.

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