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My name is Pamela Smerker and I am the girl behind Fronie Mae Bakes and P.S. I Don’t Know What I’m Doing. Check out my About page to the left for more info and don’t forget to check me out on Social Media.

My name is Pamela Smerker and I am the girl behind Fronie Mae Bakes and P.S. I Don’t Know What I’m Doing. Check out my About page to the left for more info and don’t forget to check me out on Social Media.

Budget Friendly Dining Room Chairs

An Extraordinary Life at Twelve 5 Forty ~ DIY Decorating

Last year I was on the hunt for some dining room chairs that wouldn't break the bank. I ran across two Windsor Back chairs at a consignment shop that I frequent. The set cost me $20, which I actually had in shop credit, so that was a bonus! The other four chairs I found at an Estate Sale for $5 each. These chairs are old oak teacher's desk chairs and while they were basically stripped of their finish they were still very sturdy.  I knew with a little TLC they could look great.




I decided after reading some tips on redoing chairs that I would try spray painting and I am really glad I did. I laid out plastic in my garage, sanded down the old oak chairs by hand to get any rough edges smoothed out. Then I washed all of the chairs with soap and water to get rid of any residue. I then started spraying. Each chair took two coats and I ended up using about 2 cans of paint per chair. After all of the chairs were dry I used a clear wax all over the chairs to seal and protect them. In the end each chair averaged out at less then $25 with supplies and all. 


AFTER...


Now I am just waiting to pair these chairs up with my Great Grandma's table that I will be getting from my parents soon. As for now we are using a large round folding table, not so pretty but it does the trick. 

Breakfast Quesadilla Recipe

Astonishing Cakes' Fall Dessert Table