Refurbished Dining Table and Farmhouse Benches

April 02, 2020
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Robin from In Fine Feather Furniture scored this dining set at an auction and updated it with “Lazy Linen” furniture paint and Clear Coat. Come see what you think of her modernized farmhouse style dining table!

I bought this table, 2 benches and 2 chairs through an online auction. I bid low, not knowing if it was even structurally sound or not, and it was definitely dated and worn in some areas. Once the auction closed I was surprised to find out my bid won! So when I drove to the pick up home I was pleasantly surprised to see just how much I got for my money.

Restored wooden dining table and benches with light grey furniture paint
Restored wooden dining table and benches with light grey furniture paint

This set still had it’s original stickers on, which I quickly googled to find out it had made it’s way to Vancouver Island from Gloucestershire, England!

Restored wooden dining table and benches with light grey furniture paint

I had planned to flip this table and sell it, knowing it was a highly sought after style, but during the time I was storing it while finishing up other projects I grew more and more jealous of the potential new owners. It’s a great set for a family with kids. Well…then came the Coronavirus outbreak and the desire to have strangers come to my house for viewing wasn’t so appealing anymore. It seemed “meant to be” to finish the project for our home to keep.

The process was pretty simple. Washing, tightening the hardware, planing the table and bench tops, then sanding them smooth.

Restored wooden dining table and benches with light grey furniture paint

I painted the chairs, benches and table base in Country Chic Paint’s color, Lazy Linen.  It is a nice white with a hint of grey. It goes great with warm or cool tones, and matches our newly painted home perfectly. After some light distressing I sealed the paint with Clear Coat for extra protection.

Restored wooden dining table and benches with light grey furniture paint

The raw wood tops got 3 coats of Clear Coat for a nice, natural satin finish.

I recovered the chair seat upholstery with a new outdoor furniture fabric that looks just like tweed but is waterproof and very stain resistant.

Restored wooden dining table and benches with light grey furniture paint

It fits perfectly in our small dining room. The kids love having a whole bench each and it’s proving to be a great place for home school work, and arts and crafts.

To see some more dining room furniture makeovers, click here.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this light and natural-looking dining table set!

Robin {In Fine Feather Furniture}

I am a wife and working mom that makes work life balance a top priority. When I am not at work or busy with our family I love to spend time outdoors hiking, mountain biking and beach combing. I balance my love for nature with an artistic outlet I can do indoors. This is working in my garage work space updating vintage furniture with paint, stain, glazes, waxes, oils and anything else that intrigues me.

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