Updating a wooden dining set

28 Mar

They have gorgeous, elegant homes and great taste, so I did it. Plus, I could already see in my head, people lined up for miles to tell me how I ruined it by painting it. ”) Here she is after her espresso stained make-over: I shared how I removed the original stain without sanding in this post.

To stain, I applied two coats of Minwax Polyshades in Espresso, using a stain-friendly brush. I can’t get enough of the curved detail on the back of these chairs: Allright, enough gushing about the chairs… There is only one small, teeny, tiny, itty bitty problem.

If you want to see the beautiful wood grain showing through, I would recommend applying a separate stain and poly. I love how the piping gives such a finished, tailored feel to the chairs. And it still gives Brennan a place to stack nearly every toy in the immediate vicinity.

I love the chairs and I sat in all six to make sure they were sturdy and yep, tight as a drum! But don’t be surprised if you see it again sooner than you think.

There are pros and cons of using paint or wallpaper.

In the premiere episode of Shop This Room, host Danielle Colding - winner of HGTV Design Star season 7 - meets David and Rebecca Levitsky in Huntington, NY.

They have a bland and dysfunctional kitchen that desperately needs help.

Factors to consider are ease of application, cost, and versatility to your space.

Whichever you choose your walls will benefit from the addition of paint or wallpaper.o WALLPAPER: CONS: Removing existing wallpaper can be a tedious task that requires patience and the right tools to be effective.