UA-59651954-28 Crafty Allie: Dining Room Table Makeover Part 2

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dining Room Table Makeover Part 2

Hello all you lovely ladies and gents! Happy Tuesday! I am sorry I said I'd post the final reveal of the table makeover later in the week (which was supposed to be last week).
 In my defense though, we had a death among our friends, so things we're off last week. My spirit wasn't in into blogging. 

Big Sigh... This is a new week, and a beautiful week it is. Beautiful weather (so far). I just had to say it, after writing this, it started storming and hailing. I will say though we needed the rain, but the hail I could have done without.

Anyway,if you didn't see the Part 1 of the makeover, click here first before reading this post. 
And now I have that final reveal we've all been waiting for. Okay, maybe I'm the only one waiting for it?

First things first though, I want to thank HomeRight.

They made this makeover possible. I may have been able to do without them, but it would have been extremely hard, time consuming and probably wouldn't have looked as nice.

Home Right has an array of paint sprayers. The one they gave me is the Finish Max Sprayer.

I love it! I have another sprayer (whom shall remain nameless) and it kept clogging even with deep cleaning. So when Home Right gave me the opportunity to try out one of their sprayers I was sooo happy.

My old sprayer had the huge air compressor, YUCK! On my new Max sprayer, its all on the hand held sprayer. And you'd think well wouldn't that be heavy? Surprisingly it not at all!

It's about a medium pressure machine. Not too weak, and not too strong. And you can control the amount pressure by how hard squeeze the trigger.

Ok, so onto the final steps of this table makeover.

We used Varathane Polyurethane Satin for the top coat.

We applied about 3 coats, which may seem a lot but we wanted it to be smoother, and this stuff dries so fast. We were able to put another coat on each hour.


You'll see the final coat in a little while. But it turned out beautiful! I am glad we did a satin instead of a gloss.

For the chairs and the base of the table we primed with an oil based primer. We used Zinsser, which is the #1 preferred primer among professionals. And no I was not paid to say that. Its says it on the paint can. I as well have seen almost every blogger who does furniture makeovers use it. Oil based primers are great because they really stick to the surface.

I didn't use the sprayer on these, ughh would have loved to, but I was scared  it would clog the sprayer. I didn't want to have to add paint thinner and then clean it out with paint thinner too.

Here are the chairs before we primed them.

That worn out orange 
color again, yuck!

Bring on the priming!

I will say you gotta paint fast, and be very careful of drippies. If you see one try and smooth out quick and if it won't smooth out with the paint brush then use your finger pressing hard on it until the oils reactivate and you can smooth it back out. Now if you don't notice it till later you can use a wire brush and smooth it out that way after it dries.

I only did a light coat since I was going to paint over it with the black paint.

 For the top coat Black Paint, I used Glidden Satin.
The color is Black Onyx

This is a latex based paint so you will need to thin your paint out, but fear not as you can do it with water.

I filled up the viscosity cup they provide and added 4 ounces of water per batch. I filled the sprayer dispenser up to where the bell cup curve starts, and then added the water to it. 

With your paint stick, mix it very slowly, as to not create bubbles. Do this for about 3 minutes. Here is a video that may help you by EarlexMR. Its not the same machine, but uses the same cup and should work if you follow the directions on the video.

Lay a tarp or drop cloth out, because if not the pressure of the machine will stir up the grass and dirt and it will get on furniture which = No BUENO! Also, I guess this way you don't have to stare at painted grass. Hey I say its art, but whateva!

Then screw the paint dispenser onto the machine, plug it in and begin spraying. Yay, they're turning black.

That's my hubby. He helped a lot. Actually he wouldn't let me do it that much. I think he was enjoying it too much. What??? Enjoying Painting? Crazy Man, but hey with this Home Right Sprayer, you actually do enjoy it. Well until its been a couple of hours and your back is aching from bending over. 

We painted all 6 chairs, and the base of the table. We flipped it over to prime and paint the bottom part. And I have to say we didn't even tape the top part off. This sprayer is pretty accurate. But don't take my word for it, my hubby did the table part, and he may have more steady hand than I do. And then we flipped it back over so we could get into all the grooves a little better. 

And here is the final reveal. I love, love, love it. But now I've gotta redo my decor a little. My curtains, and wall art are too bright. I may even paint the walls a little darker. But for now the wall color will do.

Click here to see Part 1 of the makeover.

For the wall decor, I have a really cute sign design that I am going to make and 
Of Course I'll post on here. Wouldn't leave you guys in the dark!

Thank you again SO Much HomeRight, for providing me with this wonderful paint sprayer. I see many, many painting projects in the future!

Thanks so much for tuning in today! Until Next time...
(which is tomorrow for Worthwhile Wednesdays)
P.S. Also this Friday there will a fabulous giveaway so don't forget to come back then as well to enter. You won't want to miss this one guys!


  1. Our condolences on the loss of your friend. Remember the good times and all will be well. This table and chairs (surprise on the chairs or did I miss that was going to happen?) looks really good! I was wondering what you were going to do with the legs, so now I know :)

    1. Oh well, it was very sudden, but he was a great man and will be forever cherished. I am so honored to have spent the time with him while he was here with us! Thank you for your kind words. Yes the legs, no sanding, just primed them. I do need to post a picture of what the chairs looked like before. I thought I put it on the post but I guess not. I'll go add that now ;) Have a great week!

  2. Great transformation and wonderful tips for getting the job done! Hoping you have a much better week!

    I would love for you to share your project at my Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party on Saturday morning! Party begins at 8:00 am EST.

    ~ Ashley

    1. I will def. stop by Ashley! Thanks you for your kind words!

  3. I love this transformation! We are in processes (slowly) of re-doing our dining room table and chairs right now, so Ioved this post. Thanks for sharing. Just found your blog from someone who linked up to your party. I joined in too this week. Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks Ashley! Glad you found me, looking forward to working with you!

  4. Once I saw the black table, the "natural" wood color does look way too orange. Good call on your part. I'm sure you love it. That sprayer looks magical. I got a chance to try the HomeRight PaintStick EZ-Twist and loved it!

    1. It's funny how that orange pine was so popular in 2000, and 2001, and now its totally out of style. But that's ok, sand, and repaint and its born again. I am hoping for that easy twist paint stick now :)

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