Refinishing Furniture, making old furniture new and unique!

Jun 23rd, 2011

Good morning readers! I have started to re-arrange my home for the ba-dillionth time, and I thought I would show you my latest update! I bought these chairs over a year ago, and they are some of my FAVORITE pieces of furniture in my home. (I bought them at a thrift store for $4.00 by the way). If you missed my “How to shop at Thrift Stores” post a while back, you should check it out. The chairs made their debut here on All Things Thrifty in that post!

As you know, I am a sucker for before and after photos, so I will remind you of what these bad boys looked like before:

The sofa table also needed some love:
Random sidenote: My sofa table project is also in the photos below, I just knew you may ask where that post is also. :)

The chairs were at the head and foot of my dining room table, but since I have replaced them with my newest furniture refinishing project, these turquoise beauties needed a new home.

I love them sitting right next to the sofa table in the living room.

They add just the right amount of pizzazz to the room, don’t ya think!?!?  Random sidenote: Don’t you think dark wood floors would be AMAZING in this room. A girl can dream right?

Both of these projects were painted and glazed with Kilz primer, Krylon Ocean Breeze, and a black glaze. For details on this process, check out the links below.

Or check out my video tutorials on glazing furniture.


  1. The pop of color is absolutely perfect!

  2. Thanks for sharing-its the simple things in life that bring the most Joy.

  3. Gorgeous! I want to find a sofa table to redo thats similar. Im all about having extra storage!

  4. $4 each?! Amazing! Love the re-do! The thrift shops where I live have a lot to learn! Or maybe I just really need to read your "How to shop at Thrift Stores" post :)

  5. Don't do the dark hardwood floors, you will regret it if you have children! If you want it to stay clean looking you'll have to mop three times a day just to erase all the little footprints–not to mention anything else that brushes the surface. I dream of the day when I can lighten my hardwood to something that makes dirt invisible! Just sayin.

  6. Those are the cutest things I have ever seen! If you ever want to sell them…

  7. Lovely transformation.And, I'm a huge fan of dark wood floors.

  8. I <3 them in the turquoise- absolutely beautiful!

  9. The Yoder's Four says:

    Love it! I agree, dark wood floors would look amazing.

  10. ficaram muito lindas!
    como sempre com muito capricho!


  11. True love…sigh….

  12. Love your creativity!

  13. What a big difference in the before and after photos! The colors are very bright and are more livelier than it was before! Great job!

  14. Thanks for sharing such nice post with beautiful pictures. A fine finish brings out the true beauty of wood. Yet, the quality of finish is extremely important to the long life of wood floor or furniture.
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