When we first moved into our house, my Grandpa gave us a set of chairs and a table for our kitchen that he had laying around.
Pretty much your basic, farmhouse-ish style table and rickety old chairs. We lived with it for a while, and I decided it was time for a change. They were all different colors due to being painted so many times throughout the years (this set is olllllld) and I may or may not have spilled a whole cup of brown paint on one of them. oops.
So after perusing Pinterest, I wanted to paint them black. I like the farmhouse look, but just needed to make it more classy. Farmhouse chic… if that’s a thing.
I went to Lowe’s and picked up 1 can of paint, and 1 can of primer for each chair (5 total- We use one chair for the front porch so we kept that one white/rustic looking). I decided to prime them first because the white paint that was on them was glossy, and I wanted to be sure the new paint would stick.
I took all the chairs outside and put them on old cardboard we had laying around. I lightly sanded anything that was chipping or painted, just to try and get as smooth a surface as possible.
Next, I painted each chair with primer. I found the easiest thing to do was tip the chair upside down, spray the bottom legs and spindles, and then flip it back upright to do the rest. It took a while to get in all the nooks and crannies, but it wasn’t so bad.
It didn’t take that long to dry, so once I was done priming the chairs I went back to the first one to paint it. A few cramped fingers later…
All the chairs were painted! It was such a HUGE difference not seeing all the splatter paint, chips and scuffs everywhere. After they were all painted, I just left them outside for a few hours to fully dry.
I ended up using a little less than 1 can of paint per chair. When I was all done, I had 1 can each of primer and paint that was unused, so I returned them.
With each can of paint only being around $5, this is an easy and inexpensive way to update the entire look of your dining set!
I love the way it completely changes the look of the room! It looks much more complete and totally worth the time and energy.
Lauren : )