A Mission-Style Dining Table Makeover

I am so excited to share this project with you!  I was given this table and chair set by a client who no longer wanted them.  I have had it tucked away in my garage for a few years now.  So much of my work now is custom for clients that I rarely have a chance to work on pieces in my stash.

Mission style dining table and chairs
Forgive the poor photos –I got so excited to get started I forgot to take a before picture for this post!

It is a great, mission-style set and was in really good condition.  I wanted to neutralize the stain color on the tabletop a bit so it would be more versatile.  I chose a stain that brought out the browns and grays in the wood, while still allowing a bit of the red undertone to come through.  I LOVE the way the wood grain is highlighted!   To add contrast, I painted the table legs and apron, as well as the chairs in a matte black.  I chose a neutral but classic pattern to re-cover the chairs that tie all the browns, grays, and black together.  The chairs look crisp and fresh.  To take away the stress of accidental nicks and dings, I lightly distressed the edges of the table and chairs.  The wood tone peeking through adds more dimension, and any additions bumps and dings will blend right in.  (Let’s hear it for stress-free furniture!!)

Mission style dining table, distressed black with brown stain table top.

Mission style dining table, distressed black with brown stain table top.


This set is available for purchase (shameless plug).  Contact me if you are interested.

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