I recently decided to put my original matching dining room chairs into storage, and purchased six vintage, mismatched dining room chairs. I lived with them being brown for quite some time, but on a whim, I decided to go for the rustic black farmhouse look that I really wanted on these dining room chairs. I used some black chalk paint and matte polycrylic to get the look I wanted.
Rustic Black Farmhouse Dining Room Chairs
My original dining room table and chairs have seen quite a few makeovers. I love our table! It’s big, sturdy and holds up very well for our family of six. When I bought the table, I also purchased six matching dining room chairs, but recently I decided to go with mismatched dining room chairs. I found my mismatched chairs in a couple of various places including an auction, and online marketplaces. I got all six for under $100.00
Black Chalk Painted Chairs
The process of making over these chairs was really simple. I used a chalk paint color called, Toasted Poppyseed. I chose to do a very thin layer of chalk paint so that some of the original brown would show through on the chairs as well. I then used a matte polycrylic to finish and protect the chairs. It took a few days to get all the chairs painted, but I am so pleased with the results.
I had originally thought that I would not add the polycrylic to the chairs because I don’t like a high shine on any of my furniture pieces. However, the matte polycrylic doesn’t leave much of a shine, and gives a good protective finish. You can really see the difference below in the photo of the two chairs. The one with just chalk paint is on the right and the one with the polycrylic is on the left.
Chalk Painted | Rustic Black Farmhouse Chairs | YouTube Video
Rustic Farmhouse Style Dining Room
It’s been a lot of fun making over this space. We live in a doublewide mobile home and this space has sure changed a number of times. The last update I shared on this space can be found in a post called, Double Wide Farmhouse Style Dining Room. We will eventually be finishing the ceiling in this space and adding french doors where there is currently a window.
How to Build A Mantel
I shared on another post called, DIY Rustic Farmhouse Faux Fireplace and Mantel, how to build the mantel that you see in this photo. There is a fairly narrow space between the dining room table and the wall, so this was the perfect solution for having a space to decorate. It was originally brown, but after painting the chairs, I really felt like it would look best if it also got a makeover.
I used the same black chalk paint as I did on the chairs, and the same technique. I love the finished results of this space! It’s simple, and easy to keep clean.
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