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Hamptons-style outdoor furniture transformation

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An outdoor table was transformed into a Hamptons-style setting with light sanding, three coats of white paint and upcycled chairs.




The project


Continuing to whiten my outdoor furniture, the last piece was our eight-seater outdoor table and chairs. As time went on, it transformed into something I had not intended, but the result was gorgeous. The result was accidentally "Hamptons" and I'm so pleased with it.


I started by cleaning and very lightly sanding each piece, and then applying three coats of paint. The table I waxed with beeswax and voila, that was it. 


Before painting I cleaned and lightly sanded the table.




I applied three coats of paint to the top and legs.




I thought I would apply beeswax to the table as it would be exposed to potential food and drink spills.




These were the original chairs that came with the table. They were showing their age and had always been very heavy chairs so I wanted to replace them with something more minimalist. I decided to sell them and look for replacements.




After thinking of buying bench seats, I came across eight wooden dining chairs on Facebook Marketplace and thought they were gorgeous, so I snapped them up. I repeated the cleaning, sanding and painting process, although I didn't apply wax.




I just love these chairs.




The table setting goes well with my painted (originally dark brown, now white) wicker lounge.




I decided to leave the original timber for the seat as I thought it was gorgeous and provided a bit of a contrast and interest. Just shows what a bit of paint and no talent can do.




Here's a video of how it was done.



Before and after






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