Ugly Table Needs Makeover ASAP
|aaragon0902 1 Post||
Hello!! I am about to go and pick up this free dining room table and chairs and I cannot stop thinking about what the heck I am going to do with them. I live in a small townhome and this is going in the "dining room" part of my kitchen. I have a wine/zen theme going on in the kitchen and don't have any idea what I can do to make these bad boys fit in. Any ideas would be great. The flooring is a light brown similar to the cabinets in the picture. Please help! Thank you!!! PS... any ideas how to get rid of the rolling part of the chair would be good too if possible :) Thank you!
|elseajane 32 Posts||
The table looks to be formica. Start with a sanding to knock off the glossy finish. Remove the legs and sand. Hit the legs with a spray paint for metal (rustolium?) something to make them disappear into the "woodwork" Or something to make them really stand out...red, purple, a good accent. The top you could either paint using a good primer then something to complement or I would get out the modpodge and go to town, of course I'm a little Eclectic. How about tiling, or using something really organic like river rocks, it would go great with that Zen theme you've got going. What ever you do finish with a high-grade poly for protection against moisture and stains.
The wheels should just pop off with a screwdriver. But, watch the height of your seats, losing the wheels will drop your seat level and could make dining uncomfortable.
Refinish the seat legs to match the table legs and get or make some nice seat covers to hide all that vinyl.
For the table I suggest some dark (wine bottle) green paint for the legs and for the top cork tiles, which are inexpensive easy to install and super durable (and they say hello again my old friend wine) and découpage the sides with wine labels and a good coat of varnish. Its going to be hard to make those chairs not look like they belong in a"florida" room. Time to hit up some garage sales to find some mis-matched wood ones. If you're open to something more kitschy you can surely find some wine themed fabric(bottes grapes etc.) and use the same paint as the legs. If you lose the wheels you'll risk scartching your wood floors and the chairs will be too short for the table.