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Take a Seat – Dining Furniture Makeover

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Hey y’all, we’re so excited to show you our dining furniture makeover! I’ll admit it’s one of the projects I’ve been putting off since moving into the new home.  The dining room kind of became the overflow room of unopened boxes, random pieces of furniture, crafts…you know the drill.  And because of this, I was feeling uninspired to get much of anything done. You know the feeling when you keep shoving things into one area and then the task of organizing it all just seems too daunting? Well that’s how I was feeling until I decided that I would eventually like to use my dining room.

Before I had even closed on the new house, Mom knew I was looking for some missing pieces and she was keeping her eyes open. On a trip she took to Florida visiting friends, they went shopping, naturally, and she found this awesome dining room table and chairs for an amazing price.  And she was able to negotiate the price even lower…she’s the best 🙂 (This post contains affiliate links)

Take a Seat - Dining Furniture Makeover

We knew it just needed some fresh paint and new fabric to recover the chairs…

Take a Seat -Dining Furniture Makeover


Take a Seat -Dining Furniture Makeover

So when it was time for me to finally get the dining room decorated, I truly lucked out!  We are a part of a group called the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest and they announced that this month’s sponsor would be Minted. At first I thought it would be for Christmas Cards because that’s what I knew them for, but we learned that they also do fabric. And I have to say, they have some absolutely beautiful patterns. It was honestly so hard to make my decision, but I decided on the imperfectly perfect ikat pattern.  When I opened it out of the box I was in love!

Take a Seat -Dining Furniture Makeover

Take a Seat -Dining Furniture Makeover

I got to work with painting the set in Old White so that I could really feature the fabric and make it pop.  I absolutely am in love with my “new” dining room set and what a transformation! It doesn’t even look like the same piece of furniture.

Take a Seat -Dining Furniture Makeover

The paint color really was the best choice…I had toyed around with painting it gray, because y’all know that’s my go to paint color, but I am really happy with the white.

Take a Seat - Dining Furniture Makeover

Take a Seat - Dining Furniture Makeover

Take a Seat- Dining Furniture Makeover

Take a Seat- Dining Furniture Makeover

Take a Seat -Dining Furniture Makeover

It’s amazing to see the before and after images side by side.  The imperfectly perfect ikat truly was the perfect pattern for my dining room furniture makeover and I could not be happier with the outcome!  Now I can finally take a seat in my dining room and maybe even have guests over for dinner 🙂

Chair Collage

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Be sure to check out the co-host’s of this contest, Anastasia Vintage and 58 Water Street, to see what awesome things they created with their Minted fabric.  And if you’re interested in participating at all in future contests, be sure to email [email protected].

XO – Jenn & Vicki


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  1. What a beautiful transformation Jenn! I love the fabric too. It looks like everything is coming together. I’m so excited for you! CoCo

    1. Thanks so much CoCo! Slowly but surely it is all coming together and I can’t wait for everything to be done and decorated. xoxo, Jenn

  2. AMAZING! What a special set you’ve created. It was so much fun to shop with your mom and find these great pieces for you. And it’s so exciting to see the final product. I’m still in love with the base on that table! Can’t wait to see it in person!

    1. Isn’t the transformation amazing? I’m loving how it looks. Can’t wait for you to see it in person too Bambi! xoxo, Jenn

  3. Great fabric. The combination of fabric and color is inspiring.

  4. Gosh! What an amazing makeover! I love the color and fabric your chose. Great job!

    1. Hi Angie – isn’t that fabric beautiful? It really set the tone for the makeover. Thank you so very much!

  5. Sherry Fram says:

    Wow! Looks great! Love the fabric you used on the chairs!

  6. Jenn the chairs look fantastic! that’s a lot of painting you did. The fabric you picked out is great. I love how it compliments your drapes. I know you’re glad to have the room done, too. Enjoy!

  7. Very nice upcylce. The white makes them look grand. As opposed to the brown which was too dull. And the fabric is a nice compliment to the white. Looks great!

  8. HOLY MOLY I am swooning! The fabric is off the chain and I love love love the white. This is a great upcycle and I am really impressed with the final product. Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesday!

  9. What a beautiful transformation!!! You’ve inspired me. I have a bedroom set that is begging for some “help” and it looks like it has the same sort of finish on it. Did you have to do any special preparation before you painted it with chalk paint? Thanks for the help.

  10. Love the fabric you chose, love the pop of color on your table, love how your dining room comes together…love love love!

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