Sunday, June 20, 2010

DIY Revealed!

I have been in need of a dining room set, but I didn't feel like dropping hundreds of dollars at my favorite furniture store. Enter Craigslist. I found this set for $60, but it needed work.

The new set I originally wanted was black and distressed. I thought I could accomplish a similar look myself. (With G's help of course!) :)

After we picked up the set from the original owner, we washed and lightly sanded it. Next, we painted the set with a few coats of high-gloss black paint. To help create the "distressed look" we did not use a primer and allowed the brush strokes to leave some wood showing in places.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out!


briannelee said...

Nice! It looks awesome!

Mrs.H. said...


love what you did with the set! Very classy!!

your place is coming together nicely.

Love and miss you guys!!

Kristin said...

I looks absolutely gorgeous in black!!

L. said...


Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

wow, impressive!!!


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Liz said...

Love your DIY style!