Spray Painted dining room table and chairs

Spray painted dining table and chairs

Painted Furniture:

I love paint, all kinds, no paint snob here!

Paint is the best way to make something look totally different, new or old if that is the your decorating style.

Since painting furniture is my decorating love, I thought I would share a before and after with you of my spray project.

My Dining Room table…


Dining Table Before Painted


Fall Tour Dining View

Summer Home Tour Dining Room

and here is one from last Christmas…it’s a bit dark because it was night time but it is still festive and pretty.

Dining Room Table at Christmas

The chair before…

Dining Chair Before Paint

The chair after…

Dining Table After Spray Paint

I spray painted the entire set with Rustoleum Semi-Gloss Protective Enamel, Black.

Yep, you read that right…spray paint on an entire dining room table and 8 chairs.

This is not very hard but there are a few things you should know.  Buy one of the comfort spray handles that you can attach to the top of the spray can.  Otherwise, you may never feel your finger again! Be sure to go lightly and use even strokes.  When doing the table top this is MOST important.  Hold the can far away from the table so that you do not see any paint lines.  After painting is all done and dry you can distress, like I did.  You a very fine sand paper so you don’t leave scratches on the paint.  I then used a clear wax over my entire surface.

You can also see how I recovered the chairs with this beautiful red and cream houndstooth fabric. I have a tutorial HERE showing you how I recover chairs.

Here is a sneak peak of my painted dresser I currently have in that space. It is painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emperor’s Silk with Dark and Clear wax. You can see the finished dresser here.

Annie Sloan Painted Furniture

I’ll be sure to show you this finished room…one day…until then I’m curious…

Do you tend to stick with one particular brand when you paint or are you like me and go with whatever you think will work?

I love paint, do you?

***ROOM MAKEOVER UPDATE, click here!

Dining Room Makeover Reveal

***I also used spray paint on the chandelier, see it here.

Jade Pro Signature




  1. Hey Sonya! Just stopping by to let you know that this is my main feature from last weeks Project Inspire{d} linky party. It will be featured on all 5 blogs tonight! Hope you have a great week!! 🙂

  2. Love your new dining room set! The black paint makes such a difference!

    Have a blessed and amazing day!

  3. Thanks Deb, I totally understand where your husband is coming from with not wanting to paint a family piece! WOW it sounds great! We could sure use a table that size around here…my hubby and I both have 4 siblings each!! My table was from Rooms to Go, years ago, so I had no prob painting it!

  4. WOW, that is so brave. Our current dining room table has been in my husband’s family since he was a little guy, it is an old Harvest table that has a bunch of leaves and can seat like 16 people. He despises painted furniture,so it is what it is, we find chairs from all over the house and fill it up and no one notices the imperfections……………all that to say, I LOVE your table…………and I love painted furniture…………

  5. I love the new look of your dining table.
    I admit, I am jealous with that. I actually love to paint but painting furniture is something really scary to me but not with walls. I am afraid that it will look the way I don’t want it to be.

    ♥ Tarin

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  7. You are so sweet Jackie! Thank you for your kinds words and for stopping by my blog. If you have a chance I would love for you to add your email to my subscribe list that way you will get an email as soon as I post. Have a great day!

  8. ok Seriously AWESOME dining suite! You are so good at creating that slightly antiqued look on the paint. I love it – the change is mind boggling. 🙂 I love to paint things, too – but I’m not quite as good at it as you are. Working in it, though. Not ready to paint the table/chairs, but I’ve done a couple of dressers, etc. No paint loyalty for that kind of thing – just what works right. When I finally declutter this place, I’d like to pick up some pieces for a fun makeover.

  9. Your talents always blow me away! I loved your dining room table and chairs before and Now I love them even more. You have inspried me to do the same to mine! Can’t wait to see your painted dresser when it’s Sonyaized! 🙂 Forever u fan. Bo

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