Tossed Table Becomes a Stylish Bistro Set

One cold day when Karin and her husband were out on a walk, they spotted this old table sticking out of a dumpster at their neighbor’s house.  With permission from their neighbor, they fished the table out and took it home.  Karin–who blogs at Art is Beauty–knew that with a lot of TLC and a couple of chairs, it could become a trendy bistro table!

Art is Beauty table before

After locating two chairs and making some minor repairs to the table, Karin got started on the makeover.  She sanded down the finish on all three pieces, then restained and refinished the tabletop.  Karin painted the chairs and the table’s pedestal with CeCe Caldwell Chalk Paint’s color “Slate”.  It was a perfect match for the Liberty of London style fabric she’d found on a bolt at Goodwill and used to upholster the chair seats.  Karin loves to add flair to her refinished pieces, so she selected a vintage graphic into a stencil and applied it to the table top with turquoise craft paint.  The color of the graphic brought out subtle touches of turquoise in the chair fabric.  It’s a stunning transformation, don’t you agree?

Art is Beauty bistro set after

Learn more about the makeover process for this bistro dining set at Art is Beauty.

Comments

  1. karin says:

    Beckie, thank you so much for sharing my dumpster dive bistro set. what a great way to wake up this morning!
    Hugs
    Karin

    • Beckie says:

      You are very welcome, Karin! This is so pretty.

      • Danette Mason says:

        Hi Becky, I absolutely love this since money is tight and I can’t really afford new furniture, I would love to try this. However I don’t have a sander to do the table with, can u suggest other ways to sand the table or could I just put the gloss on as is?

        • Beckie says:

          Hi, Danette! Karin, who completed this project, is very experienced with furniture refinishing. I bet if you clicked over to her blog and checked in with her, she’d be happy to give you lots of tips.

  2. Shelly says:

    Beautiful set!

  3. m88 says:

    I love what you guys are up too. Suuch clever work and coverage!
    Keep up the very good works guys I’ve incorporated you giys to our blogroll.

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