Spray-Paint Mismatched Chairs
Whether they’re wood or metal, mismatched dining chairs suddenly belong together when given a fresh coat of paint. Spray-painting is a quick and easy way to create a uniform look with a statement color (Valspar Luscious Green shown).
Beautify a Buffet
Bring new life to an old buffet by brushing on chalky-finish paint. This fast, inexpensive and no-stress technique revives furniture with a chic matte finish. Then top the buffet with watercolor-look glass vases you can create yourself. Simply dunk each vase (or other glass object) into a layer of spray paint floating on water. It’s a true custom design—every dunking produces a unique pattern.
Hang Cool Curtains
Complement the fresh dining room colors and textures by hanging new curtains. These affordable cotton panels (#382800) feature cool crewel-look black stripes against a neutral background.
Put Up a Pendant Light
Round out your dining room redo by installing a pendant light over the table. This model (#535586), inspired by late-1800s looks, boasts a striking copper finish that works well with the new color scheme.
Go Bold with Classic Black
For a bold, classic look, spray-paint your dining chairs black (Valspar Black shown) and accent with metallic tones in the vases, hardware and lighting to achieve an elegant look that never goes out of style.
Cheer Up with the Blues
For a super-fresh look, spray-paint your dining chairs a cheerful light blue (Valspar Light Shadows shown) and use deeper blues and metallic finishes as accents to create an airy yet sophisticated ambience.