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Restored for outdoor dining


Repurposed Dinette Set

I have been working on an oak table and 4 chairs that I purchased from a thrift shop and a resale shop last month. The $10 table came with medal legs that at first looked so out-of-place with the table, but after some sanding and epoxy paint they looked great. The table got a good sanding and 3 coats of exterior house paint. I chose sandpaper for the color in an eggshell finish. The $2.50 (each) ladder back chairs were in a natural finish and needed a good cleaning with TSP. After drying they were lightly sanded and painted with spray paint, in turquoise.  The chair seats were recovered with a remnant fabric I had saved from a previous project that I did in 2009. The wheat back chairs were in my garage just waiting to be used again after several years of being in storage. They were also cleaned with TSP to remove layers of furniture polish and then sprayed with the turquoise paint. The entire project cost about $45 and will be a great addition to our porch for outdoor dining. The items on the table were also thrift store finds. I love the cow weathervane! ❤