I purchased my second-hand cherry wood dining room set online several years ago. I liked the deep, rich color, but I knew I would paint it white. I eventually painted and upholstered the chairs, but I was hesitant to paint the table.
I really don't know why.
Maybe it was its size or the fact that if I screwed up, I would be stuck with a mess in my dining room. Any way, I eased into the project by painting just the table legs and sides.
I lived with that for two years until I finally got the nerve to go all the way and paint the table top.
How I Did It
I used the color Saw Mill Gravy. It's an off-white, but has grey undertones, in my opinion. I watered down the paint just a little because it was so thick.
I started the project with a paint brush and finished with a roller. To be honest, the paint roller should have been my go-to method from the jump. It was definitely the way to go for this flat surface.
I love the results! The table has a nice chalky matte finish. What a difference!
Now that the table top has a light color, it opens up so many decor possibilities for me.
I've tried several different tablescapes since painting the table top, and each one is prettier than the one before it. I'm mixing and matching all kinds of plates and saucers. Flowers with checks. Reds with browns.
Now the colors in my plates and glassware really seem to pop!
I can't believe I waited so long to do this!
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