Thursday, June 02, 2011

Painted Kitchen Table & Chairs

After painting the kitchen white and grey, it looked really fresh and bright.  Our old kitchen table and chairs looked sorta sad and boring in comparison.  Not to mention that they took years of abuse from the kids...paint splatters, dirt and grime, koolaid stains.  I always had to use a table cloth to cover the table because it looked so nasty.

(Before)


I suggested to Rich that we paint them....never in a million years did I think he would say yes.  Not only did he say okay, but he was willing to run out and buy the paint that day LOL.  I knew I wanted something bright and fun, but I didn't think just plain white would look right, when there was already so much white in there. 


(After)


So I chose a bright sunny yellow with white trim. They look so beautiful now....fresh and new. I'm super happy with the results. 

10 comments:

Qtpies7 said...

They look great! I wonder how well the paint will stay on the table through repeated washings? Did you use something special? NOt that I can do it anyway, my dining room is formal, but my table is a homeschool table, so it looks bad, lol. We are going to strip and restain it when we don't have so much going on to ruin it.

Kristy K said...

I love them! What a great choice!! Your kitchen has really come together over the last few months.

Hope you're feeling better!

Charlene said...

They've held up pretty well so far. I've had to wipe them down several times and it's been about 2-3 weeks now.

I'm planning on making some seat covers though to keep the kids from getting them so dirty (cause I'm too lazy to wipe them off every time they use them lol).

We haven't done it yet, but we are going to coat it with some clear coat to protect them even more.

But so far so good....

We spray painted an older kitchen table bright blue months ago and it's held up to daily washing too. It's in our living room.

Dianne_momstuff said...

Great job. I think the key to the paint holding up is a really good clear top coat. I would know since My kitchen table is a craft/sewing table more than for eating.

Jolene said...

Very Nice!!! What a bright country feel you have now!

Barbara Manatee said...

That looks so nice! What a great way to give new life to the table!

We just painted our living room, dining room and kitchen. we plan to buy a new dining room table - its old and the chairs are about to fall apart. After seeing your post, the thought crossed my mind to try the same with ours...but we haven't bought any new furniture in a long time so I think we will see if we can find something bigger than our current/old table.

Laura said...

That looks so pretty and fresh! It's amazing what a coat of paint can do.

Emmy said...

Wow! What a little paint can do-they look awesome! And I love your kids art wall- so wonderful

andthatsfamily said...

Wow, what a transformation! I love your "new" table set!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the yellow with the white. How wonderful that he was so motivated to get them done.