Can you visualize a Provencal kitchen sans a colourful table and chair…of course not! So read on to learn how to paint kitchen table and chair and give a Provencal touch to your kitchen.
Provencal style gives the freedom to use bright colours and floral patterns and hence, we choose this style. This style comes from a historical province of South-eastern France which is a great blend of high end Mediterranean coastal resorts and traditional rustic lifestyle in the hills. Painting an old-fashioned kitchen table and chair with bright colours inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Provence is what Provencal style is all about.
How to Paint a Kitchen Table and Chair?
Preparing meals and eating together form a central part of the Provencal lifestyle. For this DIY Project of painting dining room table, a plain pine kitchen table is given a new and more decorative look. Here, we have chosen a French style dining room table painting idea with a scrubbed top and painted legs; and the wooden kitchen chair is given a new coat of bright yellow paint and the finishing touch of a typical French Provencal motif. Look out for a country-style kitchen chair with a shapely backrest and if you’re lucky a rush seat. Some peeling paint or chipped enamelware is part of this look and will give the room a sense of history.
Things Required For DIY Paint Dining Room Table & Chair
- A pine table.
- A wooden kitchen chair.
- Artist’s paintbrushes (one medium and one fine).
- Household bleach.
- Pattern for chair-back drawn on transfer paper.
- Protective goggles.
- Rubber gloves.
- Scrubbing brush.
- Sticky tape.
- Tubes of pale and deep blue paint for detail (acrylic).
- Yellow paint.
- 5 cm household paintbrush.
If you are interested in DIYs then the below article has the list of essentials needed for any and every DIY project.
After collecting all these things, next question that arises is how to paint a table and chairs? Where to begin with? So go ahead and follow the steps given below.
The Step-By-Step Process of Painting a Table and Chairs
Give a pine table some character with a scrubbed top and brightly painted legs, and paint a wooden chair to match.
How to Paint Dining Room Table
Prepare the table legs and the chair for painting by sanding away any loose paint or varnish. Sand the top to remove all traces of varnish and then scrub it thoroughly with a 50/50 solution of bleach and water. Protect your eyes with goggles. You may wish to protect your hands with rubber gloves.
- Apply a coat of primer, with paint brush. According to Barb Blair (2013) (Author of the book “Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stnecils, and More”), if the first coat is smooth and even with no spotty appearance, you can stop at one coat. If the finish is uneven in color, go ahead and sand lightly with a fine sanding sponge and be sure to vacuum the sanding dust up and wipe the surface clean with a dump cloth.
- Once the primer is completely dry, then apply two coats of yellow paint to the table legs and top rails.
How to Paint a Dining Room Chair
DIY chair painting takes more than a table. But not to worry, one step at a time and the project can be completed with ease.
- Prime the chair and then apply two coats of yellow paint. An emulsion is used here for a matt finish, but gloss could be used instead for an easy-clean surface.
- Trace the pattern twice to make a symmetrical pattern of the chair back, insert transfer paper between the pattern and chair.
- Tape the transfer paper and the pattern onto the chair back. Go over the pattern in pencil.
- Paint the pattern on the chair back using free-flowing brushstrokes and two different-sized brushes.
Congratulations! You have successfully completed your DIY Project! Now you know how to paint the dining table and chairs. Make this a regular activity to repaint the dining room table and chairs because renovating is after all green practice instead of replacing it.
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