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Are Your Oak Dining Room Chairs Ready For A Makeover?

When it comes time for a change in the dining room, you may think about getting a new dining set to get something new and exciting in your home. However, that can be expensive, and is not the only answer. You can make over your sets. If you have oak dining room chairs and table, you can do quite a few things to make them new again, and to give your dining room an updated look for far less money than you would spend if you went out to buy a new set. In these troubling economic times, saving money is always a good idea – especially if you can get what you want without having to shell out money you don’t really have to spend.

One thing you can do to your oak dining room chairs and table is to refinish them with a different glaze or stain. You can choose any color you wish and have a brand new look. The trouble with this is that some sets are too intricately detailed to sand on your own. You have to sand them down so that all of the old stain is gone, which can be quite time consuming and very hard with certain sets. You can get a stripper that works well, but you are still going to have to do some sanding. Evaluate your available time and the detail on your oak dining room set before you start this endeavor.

If you still want to go this way but feel you do not have the time or the talent, you may find someone who can do it for you. This will cost more than doing it on your own, but it will be far less than a new set. The style of oak dining room chairs and table that you have may still appeal to you but you want a new color. There are craftspeople out there that do this very thing all of the time. You can usually find such people locally. Some work for a small company and others do it outside in their spare time in the confines of a garage or work area. Ask to see previous work before you decide you have found the right person.

You may not have a problem with the color of your oak dining room chairs and table. It might be that you want to change the colors in the room. When this is your goal, you may find that you can change the fabric on the seat of the chair – if that is the style that you have. If not, you can find a way to add padding and fabric so that you have a whole new look. This is a bit harder than sanding, but you may have the talent to do it on your own. If not, there are plenty of ways you can get help. Choose the right color and material and your oak dining room set will look brand new.

You may feel that you need a whole new set, but you don’t have enough cash to get the oak dining room chairs and table that you want. If that is the case, it is time to look at online classifieds, at garage sales, and in local second hand stores for sets that you think will look great. You can then use the above ideas to make that set look new again. If you take your time and do it right, no one will know you have anything other than a brand new and beautiful set of furniture in your dining room.