We all have mismatching furniture that just doesn't go with anything else in the house or apartment. Though we all wish it did. Well you can change all that if you're willing to do the work! Since you're on Instructables site I'm guessing you are up for almost any DIY challenge. This is my first Instructable and I hope you enjoy!
Instructable Estimate Time to complete project:
- 10-20 hours per chair (not including 24hr dry time after washing it)
- 10-15 hours for table (not including 24hr dry time after washing it)
- Total Estimate for a 4 piece dining room set:
- Best 60hrs
- Worst 115hrs
- I completed this in just over 63hrs.
Step 1: Choosing Your Piece
I choose to refinish an old pine wood dining room set that is just boring. I'm more of a modern girl that enjoys the classic lines and real wood. You want to plan out your stain and paint job or both before you even begin. I knew I wanted to make the legging and side supports look like metal with spray paint and the back rest and seat to be a darker stain. I also wanted to highlight the chairs details that are hidden with the boring plain stain. Make sure you do one piece at a time so you can pace yourself.