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DIY Antique Table & Chairs Makeover

This table transformation by Lynn Lilly gives new life to a 100 year old table


I have been on the hunt for a great breakfast table that had character and could use a little love! I love flipping furniture and adding my own special touch. Last week I found an amazing antique pub table and chairs at a local thrift store that was over 100 years old. It definitely needed some love but I was excited to clean it up and give it a fresh look with the help of my Wagner Flexio 2000. I have used a few different Wagner Flexio models but I love 2000 to flipping furniture with the detail finish nozzle, Detail Finish Nozzle sold separately. Check out the makeover below and tips for refinishing your home furniture projects.


  • Wagner FLEXiO 2000 Paint Sprayer
  • Latex Paint with a Matte Finish (I used PPG Serendipity 1230-2 and Thin Ice 1001-3
  • Tarps
  • Painters Tape
  • Electric Hand Sander & Sand Paper
  • Furniture Wax
  • Gloves
  • Mask
  • Denatured Alcohol

The Flexi 2000 is great for furniture projects and larger projects like staining your deck/fence or painting a room. It literally will cut your painting time in half! Visit Wagner's website to watch a video and learn more about this model and all the other models to figure out which one will work best for your project.

Project Time:

Prepare the furniture piece by cleaning, repairing and standing the furniture.


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After Sanding:

Dining Table Makeover-after sanding

  • Before painting use a clean dry cloth to dust off the furniture. Next, wet a dry cloth with denatured alcohol and do a final wipe down. Do not use water because it will wet the wood and you do not want to paint wet wood. If you do use water you will need to let the wood completely dry.
  • Because I had to do so much sanding there was a lot of dust and debris around the room. I removed the table and chairs and tarped the room with fresh plastic to avoid the excess dust getting back on the furniture during painting.
  • Tape off the areas you don't want painted.

Dining Table Makeover-taping off chair

  • Next, it is time to assemble the Flexio 2000. Make sure you refer to the instructions when assembling.
  • Fill the material container about 3/4 full with paint. Secure the material container to the Flexio 2000.

Dining Table Makeover-pouring paint

  • I always test out the spray intensity before using it on my project. The project includes a test sheet of paper or you can use a piece of cardboard.

Dining Table Makeover-sprayer

Dining Table Makeover practice spraying

  • Refer to the guide when spraying so you set the air cap ears appropriately.
  • When spraying hold the gun 6-8 inches from the project and spray in sweeping motions.

Dining Table Makeover-spraying

  • The paint will determine how many coats you need. For this project, I need one full coat of paint and then did a few touch-ups once it was dry.

Dining Table Makeover-spraying chairs

  • As soon as you are done painting make sure to read the cleaning instructions and fully clean the Flexio 2000.
  • Make sure to let the paint dry before you move on to painting additional areas. I let the paint dry for 4 hours to be safe.

TableMakeOver-spraying bottom

TableMakeOver painted chair

  • Once the table was dry I flipped it over and removed the painter's tape.
  • Give the table top one more wipe with the denatured alcohol in case there was any excess debris on the floor.
  • Since I just wanted to paint the table top I took an excess piece of plastic and taped it as a skirt around the table with painters tape.

TableMakeOver painting table top

  • Next, I filled the material container 3/4 full with the paint in Thin Ice.

TableMakeOver pouring white paint

  • Once I tested out the paint on a scrap piece of cardboard I sprayed the top of the table. It took about 2 full coats of paint.

TableMakeOver paint sprayer

  • Remove the skirt once it is dry.
  • I applied a coat of wax to protect the surface of the table but this is not required.

TableMakeOver finished painting

Isn't the table gorgeous! I love how the colors turned out! The serendipity color is a great nod to the original pistachio paint color.

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This is a sponsored post by Lynn Lilly from Craft Box Girls.

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