Never underestimate the power of sandpaper! I know I never will again. It was just what I needed for my dining room chair makeover. About five years ago, I bought a dining room table and six chairs off Craig’s List for three hundred dollars. It is great quality, but I never really cared for the color of the finish. Shortly after purchasing the table, I painted it white and kept the chairs their original finish.
After moving into our current home, I realized I no longer wanted the chairs to be a reddish wood tone color, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do with them. I did know that I wanted a dining room chair makeover. I thought about painting them for a while, but couldn’t settle on a color. Recently, I was sanding a picture frame and decided to sand one of the legs on the chair and when I saw the color of the wood underneath, I knew that I wanted to sand the chairs down to their natural color.
I had six chairs total that needed sanding, so I knew it was going to take some time and I would need to purchase an electric sander. I went on Amazon and did some research and settled on the Black and Decker Mouse Sander which you can find here. The sander has been a lifesaver and I absolutely love it! It is great quality for the money and I now have a long list of sanding projects to complete.
For the harder to reach areas, I used individual sheets of fine grit sandpaper and sanded them by hand. Of course, that part of the project took the most time, but was so worth it in the end. I love the before and after. And it doesn’t hurt that this project took very little money.
What do you think? I will share a final reveal soon. We have made a lot of changes around our home and I cannot wait to share them all with you!
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