Thanksgiving is next week!
And while I love hosting our family for this Holiday, we always need extra seating!
So I spiffed up our old folding table and chairs.
It was pretty simple. Here's how I did it.
This is what the chair/table set looked like before.
I took the seats and the table top off. Underneath, the seats were attached with screws and L brackets. It was easy enough to remove the screws and lift off the seats. I wiped every surface down with soapy water to prepare for painting.
I sprayed all of the frames with spray paint.
I tried to keep all of the coats light and even.
It took c cans of paint to cover all of the frames of the chairs and table.
I used Rustoleum spray paint (amazon link) in black Semi gloss.
While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I recovered the chairs and table top.
I somehow missed taking pictures of this step, but here's the process.
I bought about 3 yards of flannel backed plasticy-type fabric from Walmart.
It was super inexpensive, like $3 a yard.
I laid the fabric out and put the table top upside down on top of it.
Then I stapled the fabric to the backer board of the chairs and table.
Unfortunately I did this at my kitchen table and used staples that were too long.
(Can you see where this is going?)
Yes, I stapled the table top to my beautiful kitchen table. (cue tears!!)
I dug the staples out (sniff, sniff), bought shorter staples and tried again.
I pulled the fabric taught, and stapled as I went around the table top.
It worked really well.
Once I was done stapling the fabric, I put the recovered table top back into the table frame and screwed it back in.
Then I repeated with each of the chairs.
And now we have not new, but improved extra seating for Thanksgiving!