Thursday, March 27, 2014

Seating for the Dining Room


seating for the dining room makeover


After the table was purchased, I started looking for chairs.  To read more about the table, click here.


overstock chairs in off white but more like an oatmeal linen


I wanted to go with neutral colors and chose this upholstered chair from  In the product description, they are called off white but a customer review stated that they had an oatmeal look to them and they were right!  That made them even better! 


tufted back of overstock chair


The tufted backs and linen fabric add a little elegance.


shield back chairs for the dining room


I found these two shield back chairs at another antique store.  The original finish actually matched the table but I wanted to lighten and brighten.  I painted them with a DIY chalk paint, then white glaze, then brushed on a coat of Hemp Oil.


neutral fabric for dining room chairs


The beautiful fabric was purchased from a fabric store and was quite expensive. Thankfully, I only needed a couple of yards.


neutral chenille raised fabric for dining room chairs


The design has a more modern look with it’s geometric design.  The chenille is raised and adds nice texture.


diy dining room bench


To date, the bench is the piece that took the longest!  My husband wasn’t very cooperative in building it!  He used four table legs and some 1X3’s.  The same painting technique and fabric on the shield chairs was used for the bench as well.


nailhead trim by the yard from amazon


To add a little more detail, I order nail head trim by the yard from Amazon.  It was so easy and quick to use.  It definitely added a nice detail!


seating for the dining room makeover


And there you have it!  A lighter less bulky table and chairs!

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  1. Oh my goodness, I love it. The chairs are fabulous and the bench is such a nice addition. I adore the fabric, just so pretty. Hugs, Marty

  2. Wow, this is beautiful. I followed a link to your blog last week, and have spent the odd moments between that day and today, reading backward!! This is a wonderful blog and I appreciate all of the hard work you have put into it. I will be visiting you every few days....your home is lovely, and you have the neatest family!!!!
    Blessings to you,

    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you've enjoyed it! Blessings, Tammy

  3. I love your new table and chairs! I can't believe you made that beautiful bench! Outstanding!

    1. Thank you, Cindy! It was a group effort on the bench! I chose the fabric, my husband made it, I painted it and my son upholstered it!

  4. You now have a perfect Dining set Tammy! Love the mix of fabrics and the textures too! I have a bench in my dining room as well right now.Hope you love yours dear!

  5. Love your new bench he built! I just brought in some chairs from the garage that I bought awhile back for our dining room and now I am on the hunt for a new bench. Thanx for joining THT!


Thank you so much for all your lovely comments! I try to return the favor and visit each one of you! ~Blessings, Tammy~