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DIY Farmhouse Table Chairs Makeover

Today I wanted to share the details of how I did a makeover on my  farmhouse table chairs.

A few weeks ago I showed you my project Farmhouse Table Makeover Part 1 which included painting a set of chairs.

My least favorite part of painting furniture is when it has to be sanded. Ugh!  My me its best to just jump in and get it done.

This is how I did it.



In case you missed the table makeover here are what the chairs looked like before painting.

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The chair had a gloss finish so to make sure that my paint would stick for my farmhouse table chairs makeover I  lightly hand sanded the chairs.

You do not need to remove the varnish, just rough it up.

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After sanding, thoroughly wipe the furniture down to remove all sanding dust.  I used my vacuum to make sure I got all the dust


farmhouse table chairs makeover

Friends if there is one thing I would suggest to you on painting projects it would be to purchase a Wagner Home Decor paint sprayer.

If you are going to be doing painting projects this will become your BFF. (Best Friend Forever)

Oh my gosh….what a time saver and so easy to use.

I was hesitant to buy a sprayer, because I had bought one back in the late 90’s.

It was a total failure & a waste of money

I absolutely love this new version Wagner Spray Painter.

I will be posting a post and video on how to use the sprayer and my tips and tricks I have learned along the way. Don’t miss it.

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I selected a primer & paint all in one for this project table chairs makeover

The primer prevents the varnish from coming through the paint surface.

This primer/paint dries in about one hour so you can apply a second coat.



The Wagner sprayer applies a nice smooth finish, its one of the reasons I love it so much.

So let’s recap:

Lightly sand your furniture piece if it has a glossy finish.

After sanding clean your furniture with a dry cloth to remove all dust from sanding.

Use a Primer & Paint all in one. The primer will keep the varnish from coming through the paint

Apply at least 2 coats of paint.

If possible use a paint sprayer for a smooth professional look

Seal the painted furniture with a good Poly Urethane. I really like the General Finishes water based in Satin finish and that is what I used for this project.

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  1. April 29, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    This is so gorgeous, you do such a nice job keeping the farmhouse theme throughout your lovely home.

  2. Erin
    June 25, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    The chairs turned out beautiful. I only wish I had come across this post before I painted my dining chairs! I was intimidated to use a sprayer so I opted for chalk paint. Even though it was easy and the finish has been very durable, it was really time consuming. I’ll pin your tutorial for the next project that could benefit from a sprayer!

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