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. You did such a great job!! I’m finding that I LOVE the look of distressed black furniture. I haven’t done any yet, but this inspires me to wait no longer. SHARING!

  2. I’m a paint lover, too, especially spray paint. I’m excited that you did the entire dining room set with it. And it turned out really stunning. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

  3. I did not prime but I did clean it first. I used Rustoleum spray paint satin finish. I did distress with fine sand paper after I painted to have some of the wood show through. Thanks!

  4. Sonya,
    I am curious on the table and chairs you spray painted. Did you prime first? If so with what and was there any other prep? Did you sand or scuff up the finish? It’s stunning!


  5. I am curious on the table and chairs you spray painted. Did you prime first? If so with what and was there any other prep? Did you sand or scuff up the finish? It’s stunning!


  6. I just found your blog and I love it. I too love Jesus and paint!!! I am always painting/changing something. Can’t wait to see what you do next!!!

  7. Please tell me the color you painted the walls in dining room? Love it. I love the dining room suite. You are a very talented and BRAVE woman. Thanks so much for sharing.

  8. I just have to ask what color did you paint the walls in the dining room. Love it!

  9. Thanks! I used about 10 cans, can’t remember exactly. I didn’t not do poly. The spray paint is so durable that I didn’t need to and it has held up very well. When painting a flat surface be sure to hold the can far away so you don’t get those “lines.”

  10. Wow! The whole set looks GREAT! I know I’m a few months late, but how many cans of spray paint did you need for the whole project?

    I’ve been trying to repaint only the base of my kitchen table for months…and it’s just been sitting here primered since May (we’ve been without a kitchen table for that long!) and today while spray painting something else I wondered how spray paint would hold up on the base. Is yours still in good shape? Did you use any protective coating like polyurethane? Please share! Thanks.

  11. Awww, thank you! You are sweet! Don’t get me wrong, had this been something special I would have had doubts but I bought it at Rooms to Go about 12 years ago and I had no sentimental attachment 🙂

  12. Wow, I’d be TERRIFIED to go after a set of dining room furniture with spray paint, but you have made that look amazing!

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