Updated Dining Room Table and Chairs

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90s dining room furniture is given a fresh makeover / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

 

Hello!  Today I’m sharing the last furniture piece in our dining room makeover: The table and chairs!

 

 

 

90s cherry dining room furniture is given a fresh makeover with paint / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

With the help of my HomeRight Finish Max sprayer and large HomeRight spray shelter, this was a fairly simple project.  The table and chairs were sprayed with SW Tricorn Black, which is the same color as our  “new” buffet.

 

 

90s cherry dining room furniture is given a fresh makeover with paint / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

The only hiccup in the project was I initially sprayed the two arm chairs with SW Honorable Blue.  My thinking was the blue chairs would “play nice” with the blue china cabinet.

 

 

 

SW Honorable Blue / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

 

Sherwin Williams Honorable Blue / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

But once all the furniture was back in the room, the blue chairs were a little much.   Even for a color lover like me!  LOL    The arm chairs matched the china cabinet, but they didn’t look so hot with the new rug (which I’m IN LOVE with!)

 

 

 

With the help of a paint sprayer, 90s cherry furniture is given a fresh makeover / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

It was an easy fix to respray the two arm chairs with Tricorn Black.

 

 

Chair legs and spindles are not a problem with a paint sprayer / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

 

And while my paint canister was full with the interior/exterior enamel paint, I decided to give our black wrought iron furniture a much needed spraying.   Remember, we always want to work smarter … not harder!

 

 

Dining chairs and wrought iron furniture are sprayed with SW Tricorn Black / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

If you have furniture with straight clean lines, spraying is the way to go.   Just look at that flawless finish!!   Our table and chairs have no interesting details that would benefit by my spending hours with a paint brush and can of dark wax.    Not for one second did I consider painting them by hand.  Plus, it was summer, which is too short in Seattle.  I needed to be outside!

 

 

With the help of a paint sprayer, 90s cherry furniture is given a fresh makeover / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

I definitely prefer the cohesiveness of having all the chairs the same color.  It’s calming to me.  And the black paint gives the dining room a modern look, which was something that was lacking.

 

 

With the help of a paint sprayer, 90s dining room furniture is given a fresh makeover / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

If I can get my hands on more Indigo Florence print fabric, (I’ve got enough for just one seat!) I may recover the two arm chair seats, as well.  This fabric is one of my favorite things in the room!

The photograph below was published in HGTV Magazine.    I tore out the page; circled the chair with a red sharpie, and wrote “LOVE” underscored three times.   The malachite-pattern chair was the inspiration for my fabric choice.  The whole article, actually,  gave me the courage to make bold choices in the room.  That and the Chihuly vase.

 

 

HGTV Image - Malachite pattern chair from One King's Lane

 

If you missed it, last week I shared my Ballard Designs inspired graphic art work, which I thought was going to be hung on the dining room walls.    I ended up going in a completely different direction.  The  “new” art work is lovely, and it’s framed and ready to be hung.  I’ve been dragging my feet because I’m a freak, and I hate pounding nails into a freshly painted wall!

 

How about if we end this post with a really old BEFORE picture:

 

 

BEFORE dining room / Clockworkinteriors.com

 

It doesn’t look like the same room, does it??!   You know it’s coming.   Say it with me!  The power of paint never ceases to amaze!!  Till next time, Cynthia

 

 

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90s cherry furniture is sprayed with SW Honorable Blue and Tricorn Black

 



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14 Responses

  1. Looking at the before, we can really appreciate the work you have done Cynthia. The black is a nice modern color that balances out the room perfectly. And of course I love that blue!

    • Thank you, Mary! I’ll snap a couple of pictures when I get the art work hung. I’ve got lots of blue glass on the black buffet and I’m pleased how the whole room came together. Now I’ve got to figure out a plan (without spending any money) for the adjoining formal living room, which is looking a little tired next to it’s hip new neighbor! LOL Wish me luck! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment today, Mary. You are just the sweetest! Cynthia

  2. Yikes! I just can’t get my head around that bright cobalt blue china cabinet! Whew! It’s a lot. But you know what? Who cares if I like it, I don’t live there! You and your family like it and that’s all that matters. But, that black table and chairs, I LOVE!
    Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors too! Weird, huh? 😂

  3. Love the blue cabinet with the black and the fabric. It looks wonderful.

    • Thanks so much, Cathy! I just got my thrifted art work hung, and it looks so pretty. A room isn’t completely finished until you’ve got something hanging on the walls, right? Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment today. Take care, Cynthia

  4. Beautiful transformation!…love the colors…and I assume you are happy with the finish that the sprayer gave you.

    • Thanks so much, Shirley! Yes, I’m very pleased with the finish. I think straight lined furniture needs a smooth sleek finish, and the sprayer helped to achieve that. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment today, Cynthia

  5. Great makeover! Wow…you are right it doesn’t look like the same room. I actually thought you got new furniture and had to take a double take. ha! Saw your post at the vintage charm party:)

    • Thank you, Kathleen, and welcome! Nope, it’s the same furniture! Thanks for stopping by today and taking the time to comment. Take care, Cynthia

  6. Beautiful refinish Cynthia, love how the room is coming together, I’ve been loving the agate and stone art decor I’ve been seeing in the shops lately and love how you incorporated it with the fabric… thanks for sharing your transformation at #fridaysfurniturefix

    • Thank you, Brenda. I’m crushing on everything agate as well. Hoping to DIY myself some coasters. Hope you’re enjoying the weekend! Take care, Cynthia

  7. WOW, what a truly stunning room transformation Cynthia! I hear you about the chairs –I’ve had to go back and redo a few things myself lol AND I am totally in agreement with you about hanging things — our living room/dining room was finished weeks ago but I still haven’t been able to put a hole in the walls! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

    • Thank you, Kathleen! I finally got out my hammer, and now am wondering what I was so nervous about. Something as simple as art on the wall can bring a whole space together. I’ll post pics real soon. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment today, Cynthia

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