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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Take A Tour: The Kitchen (table & trash bag chairs)

I love my kitchen.  I have a huge island and tons of counter space.

And I love my kitchen table.

When we first moved into our house I insisted that I had a table that fit all of my family.  An 8 seater isn't easy to come by (when you are on a tight budget).  I really like the square shaped ones, dining area is rectangular.  Thus, I had to settle for a rectangular shaped table. 

I went onto Craig's list and found an 8 seater for a great price.  Better was right down the road.  Literally 2 roads down.  Easy pick up.  What else could I ask for?  Well...I would have loved to have gotten it for free...duh.

It only came with 4 chairs.  I was able to find 4 more...FREE (of course). 

Problem - nothing matched
Solution - spray paint it black

Problem - too lazy to sand
Solution - don't sand

 Yes, I spray painted the table and chairs...


1. remove chair cushions
2. Wash and scrub chairs (and table).
4.  Spray paint ($1walmart brand)
5. Two coats

Once again, I DID NOT sand to prep it.

Cost me about $19 in spray paint.
 2 coats on everything.
(note: depending on the type of wood finish you may need to sand.  Everything had a very light finish and the paint took to it I was able to get away with no sanding.  This isn't always the case.  It is always a good idea to test it out).

I have a plastic table covering on my table.  It helps to protect the table top (because I didn't sand it).  I also love the clear table covering because we slip items underneath (study sheets that we use for home school).

Plastic table covering $6

My Grand total (about) $25

I'd have to say this is the best part. 
Some chairs have cushions and some don't. 
I recovered the cushioned chairs with
black trash bags and the same plastic table covering. 
(click this link to see how I did it)


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