Question I would like to give my old worn out wood table and chairs a new look. It is a stained (maple color) oval set with 6 chairs. The chairs have an intricate carved pattern on the upper back. The style is rather country but my kitchen tends to be more "Tuscan" with hues of reds, golds, and greens. Is there a way to change the look with paint and glaze?
Answer Always! Lightly sand the surface first, clean off any dusty residue with a soft cloth and you'll be ready to create an entirely new look for those pieces. For some "ideas" on finishes, visit www.fauxlikeapro.com (wall treatments translate to furniture treatments), find a photo/advertisement for a look you like and then replicate it, or visit your local library for books on refinishing.
Good luck with your project.
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Thanks for the help! I never thought about tranlating faux from the walls to the furniture!
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