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DIY Farm Style Dining Furniture Transformation

Today we are posting about our DIY farm style furniture transformation.

I have always loved farm style decorations. In the 1990s, it was called country style. Even back then, buffalo plaid, galvanized metal and chippy wood furniture was a thing.

I have to admit, I did go through a modern decorating phase in the early 2,000’s when Crate & Barrel’s CB2 was really popular. All the decor had a very funky almost 1960 hippy look to it. I truly think it appealed to my spontaneous wild side. During this phase of my life, we purchased a very sturdy kitchen table with rolling cane back chairs that we still own.

The style of the table just does not go with farm style so I always covered it with a tablecloth to hide it. Today’s post is about how we replaced some of the furniture and update the rest.

I forgot to take a before pic so I had to go hunting in my old photos for one. I had a hard time finding a picture of the table without a table cloth so please excuse any messes in the pics or the poor quality of the photos.

Before Pics

Here are some pictures of the table, benches, and chairs when they were about 13 years old, chipped and ugly brown.

The Entire Dining Set
Old Brown Kitchen Table and Benches
Old Brown Cane Back Rolling Chairs

Here is our Bengal cat “Cāto” posing on our old chairs.

Old Brown Kitchen Bench

Here is a close up of the bench. Pardon the bin, I must have been in the middle of cleaning something or organizing in this picture??

We ended up finding a free table on craigslist and I liked the base better than the one I had so we ended up picking it up.

Free Craigslist Table

It wasn’t a pretty sight!

Click the link below to watch us transform these old pieces with a fresh farm-style look.


Transformed Dining Room Furniture


  • Rust-oleum transformations decorative glaze
  • Kona brown stain
  • Carbon grey stain
  • Weathered grey stain
  • 6-10 rags and/or good quality paper towels
  • White chalk paint
  • Clear eggshell polyurethane spray
  • Paintbrush
  • Painter’s plastic


We forgot to video the glazing portion of the process. If you would like to see this process you can watch the video in our “Repurposed Tea Holder” post to see how it is done.

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