Thursday, February 19, 2009

My 2 Favorite Furniture Makeovers





Hello everyone! I'm deep in the throes of an upholstery project and I'm still organizing my garage so I thought we'd revisit two makeovers that I did a few years ago. Some of you may remember these!





You've seen this chair many times!






This is what it looked like before. I did this last year.






A bit of paint and some new fabric and you have a whole new chair!





This is the before of my dining room table. We were building our screened in porch when I took this picture and the wall where the buffet is has now been replaced by french doors. I really wanted a round white table but just couldn't afford one at the time. So I decided to paint my table.





Many, many coats of paint later.... and the new french doors (and unfinished walls). I did this in 2007!






I really love it white! It was a job painting it but so worth it! I just think everything looks better on it now that it's white.





You've all seen this table a million times and you'll probably see it a million more because I love to change the table linens and centerpiece at least once a week! It's a quick and inexpensive way to change the look of my dining room!



Think of me when you're having fun this weekend! I'll still be cleaning up the garage! It has to be finished by Monday (I'll let you know why next week). Have a fabulous weekend everyone!




53 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Oooh, you have a secret to share??? In the garage???? hmmm....and I do love your taste in white furniture. I"d love to paint my round oak table, but I may have to get a divorce to do that....so for now, I'm living with an oak table....and keeping my hubby!! :)

Suzanne

Vee said...

I'd recognize that Sock-it-to-Me cake anywhere! I've long wanted to paint the dining room table white; unfortunately, it doesn't belong to me.

Salsa Mama said...

I want to paint my dining table black but I am scared to death to do it. What pointers can you give me? If you get a chance, here's my email pswhetten@gmail.com Thanks!!! Yours came out GREAT!

Susan said...

Your Furniture Makeovers are beautiful! If I tried something like that it would get messed up and my husband would have to rescue me again!

Karen said...

I know what's wrong! I need another house! I need a cute little cottage where I could just do my own thing in Shabbee chic!!!! It all looks so fun and peaceful, and clean. Painting furniture takes forever! I lose my patience!

HAGD! Karen ;)

Terri and Bob said...

That is lovely! I am glad you shared with us about your projects. It motivates me to try new things!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great makeovers and really like the toile on the chair - Pretty!
Glenda

Shilo said...

You are such an inspiration! I always love your ideas! Right now we are renting...so I can only do so much but I am storing up all these great ideas for when I can use them! :)
Hope you can stop by my blog for a little giveaway!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Those were great makeovers! I so am thinking of going over to the "white side". So bright and cheery. Of course, I will always keep my red, too!

ellie said...

Your table looks great! It was the go to project when I did my coffee table. I have a dining room table and I love legs on it, sort of like yours, a little bit chunkier but I don't like the white inlaid tile..would like to change that with a plank country top? Do you know how I should do that? now you have me wondering the garage? Hmmm?

Emily said...

Oh my goodness! I just LOVE your white kitchen table and your chairs! So adorable!

Have a great weekend!

Kelly said...

They both look just like you bought them that way. Very nice!

Can't wait to see what you've go going on in the garage.

Sue said...

Hi Manuela...I love what you did with the dining room table...did you paint the chairs too?? And why don't you do Tablescape Thursday's...especially since you change your table once a week....

mishebe said...

Great paint makeovers. mishelle

coco said...

Love your furniture makeovers...I need some painting weather to come my way so I can work on a few projects!

Donna said...

Love your makeovers! The table looks fabulous in white.

Donna

glorv1 said...

Hi Manuela. The table looks great. It's a really good way to change the look without having to spend huge amount of money for another table. Thx for sharing. What's happening in the garage? Is it being converted into a studio maybe? Or perhaps another bedroom. Oh I get it, It is going to be another room, you're having a guest? No? well okay. We'll find out. Have a great weekend. Can you whisper it to me?? :)

Beth at Aunties said...

So pretty! My daughter is doing a china cabinet white right now that I am sure will look beautiful when it is done! She closed her blog and just re opened it by popular demand... from her mom! homesweethideaway.blogspot.com

I love all you do! Your weekly makeovers are so fun and refreshing for your family I bet.


Hugs!

Shana said...

I love, love, love that chair. It would so match my dining room perfectly. The dining room table looks great white - I painted my dining room set white a couple of years ago too. I can sympathize with you - what a tediuous process. But, I agree it looks so much better white. :)

Melissa Wertz said...

I did not *know* you then. Good job on the table and chair.

Basement garage and photography was was in the plan for me to day. Then I got a call to sub this morning. But it was only 1 hour 15 minute class. So I did get the photography work done. Now off to the *dungeon*...

I am going to be painting my kitchen table soon. How many coates of paint do you have on that table?

jenjen said...

Great projects Manuela! I love them both. Good luck with your garage. Mine is really messy, but I think I'm going to wait until it gets a little warmer.

Jen

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I'm SO behind this week from painting my DR, but wanted to stop by. I remember these painting projects well. Love them all! Hope you're doing well & I know you are staying busy, like me!

salmagundi said...

I love the tease you are giving us - can't wait to see what is going on in the garage. It must be a huge project if it is anything like our garage. I haven't gotten into the white furniture; but, yours looks wonderful - just right in your home. Have a great weekend. Sally

Patti Cakes said...

I love your white table. It's quite beautiful. I so enjoy looking at these makeovers. Makes me want to go do the same.

Gena said...

I am thinking about painting my dining table and chairs as well. It is my kitchen set, not the "formal" one (which isn't formal, just OLD). The table is round with a leaf. I have chairs that are those pressed-back kind. I'm thinking of buying a sprayer and using oil-based paint instead of latex. Any thoughts?

An Accomplished Woman said...

Both of those look beautiful. Good job.

Nicole ~ said...

It really is amazing what a couple of coats of paint can do. I get a little to happy with the paint over at my house. I get on these kicks where I think everything needs to be repainted!!!

Those are two wonderful makeovers. I cannot wait to hear about the the garage.

Gwendolyn said...

Your table make-over is inspiring! I just purchased a vintage cocktail table for $2.00 and have the urge to paint it after seeing your post! Thanks!

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

Your makeovers look GREAT! We share a few similar interests - painting, thrifting and even transferware.

Joy said...

Your white furniture looks so fresh and pretty! I love the flowers you forced and the plate stand turned out so pretty too.

Lady Farmer said...

Hello Manuela~
This is my first time commenting here. I would like to paint my table white, too. Could you tell what kind of paint you used? Did you put a sealer on it?
Love your blog and will visit again.
Blessings!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Since I'm a little new to your blog, these furniture makeovers are new to me! And so beautiful! :) I love how you put the black chairs with a white table, too! I never would have thought of that! :) Your dining set/room is gorgeous! :)

Gracie said...

What will be happening next week?...You've driven me curious.....i can't wait to see all the news.

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

so Clean and pretty love the look of white too. I would love to paint all my kitchen cupboards white Maybe one day your Home is so lovely

Kimm at Reinvented said...

OOOH, I love it all! You have such great taste, and the talent to carry it out!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

These two pieces turned out exquisite! I'm so glad you re-posted. I did some catching up on your Site and saw all your darling V-day decorating. Thanks for all the inspiration. You can bet I'll be thinking of you this weekend, because I will be doing exactly what you've been up to. I started last night...Wow...what a job.
Good luck with yours. : )

june@craftyniche said...

I LOVE your table! I have one of those fancy Queen Anne designed tables with matching china cabinet. We put the cabinet away and left the table and chairs. I wonder if I could paint that? I don't think it's real wood? Oh..are you getting a new car??

Barb said...

Manuela, it looks just wonderful....so fresh! I love white. Great job.

Stephanie said...

Your blog just makes me happy! It is so fun to see all the things that you do. I loved your menu for the week you posted. What a fun idea! Have a wonderful weekend!
Stephanie

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! I've just stumbled upon your blog and have been enjoying myself for almost an hour looking at all your beautiful posts! Love your make overs and collections. Thanks for a lovely afternoon!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kelli said...

Your furniture makeovers are beautiful! I especially love white furniture and think your table is wonderful!
~Kelli

Rosemary said...

I love makeovers, especially yours.
Have a great weekend!
Don't work too hard.
Rosemary

Laura said...

Gorgeous!! I love the fabric on your chair as well! Great job, I know what work that is!

Gardner Family said...

I love love love what you have done with a little paint and elbow grease. What an inpiration. I love you site. It makes me want to start some projects on my own.
Thanks for sharing!

Storybook Woods said...

I am always amazed what you can do with a can of paint xoxox Clarice

Madeline said...

Your table is beautiful so clean and bright. The black chairs look wonderful with it. Love the toile cushion on the chair. Great makeovers! Madeline

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, you make me want to paint something! You tease! I'll be checking back to see what the big secret is. laurie

Lady Katherine said...

OK, Give up the secret! A new studio, oh a new green house! lol Or maybe a new car! lol I will never get tired of seeing your little or big white table and the black dining chairs, I really love the lovely toile chair!
Now Queen of paint! I can not believe you said do not paint my wall sconce! lol My Dad wanted mine, so I made him one too. I sometimes hang a wreath, a metal tray or a print on it. For the candle holders hold it to the wall great. Good night Queen of Paint!

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, did you make the cake, bread? The table is so lovely with the different looks. But the food looks yummy! Oh, I had a great fall I brusied everywhere and some places, that did not need an impact! My forhead too. Been dizzy,little better today. OK Now I am off to bed, and hope to catch up on blogging this weekend, for I probably will have grands next week. Good Night Queen

mrsjones6 said...

Manuela, I always love your makeover projects! Your home is so cozy and personal. With all of the little touches you add, it must be a joy to enjoy as you look around each day! White is a wonderful color for a table. I like to change my tabletops around a bit as well.

I do believe you've dropped a hint to me about your secret that you are going to reveal. I am anxious to hear the details.

You had asked about substituting wine in my peach recipe from Monday. I often use white grape jusice as a sub. You can probably even omit it as well. It's not a dominant flavor. Let me know if you try it!

Have a great weekend,
Jennifer

The White Bench said...

Hi Manuela, loooove your Toile chair! I have the same fabric ;))
Monica.

Adrienne said...

Hi, Manuela -
Loved these projects then - love them now. They are a wonderful part of your lovely home. Wish I lived closer to you. I'm remaking something and it would be fun to have you drop in to see what I'm up to. I'll share it soon.
~Adrienne~

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,

I love your makeovers! The chair and table are gorgeous and don't even look like the same pieces of furniture! I love what paint and fabric can do! Thank you for sharing your pretty home! I hope the garage cleaning is coming along well.
Love, Paula