Rustic Dining Chairs

I recently finished updating my rustic dining chairs and they look amazing!

Rustic dining chairs with a striped chair and a Parisian pillow on it.

 My dining room goals list is almost done!

It’s really good to make a list of goals for a specific room or else I think I would go back and forth on my decisions or not do any of them at all.

Now that my list is nearing completion, it’s feeling good. I especially love the results of this recent DIY project.

Sanding each chair leg was time consuming but worth it as I really love my rustic dining chairs now!

Rustic dining chairs sand dark chair legs for a rustic look graphic.

See the difference? I love them.

These chairs were bought just from Home Sense but this has been my idea for them since I bought the chairs three years ago.

The sanded legs of the dining room chairs.

There is so much dark wood in this room it needed some brightening up.

The dining room chairs at the dining room table.

The chairs look more rustic now. They definitely have more character!

A striped fabric chair in the corner of the room.

Nice legs!

The sanded chair legs with a grey and white rug.

We recently added this open shelf above the cowhide dresser.

A white distressed dresser with alcohol bottles on top.

 I purchased the metal brackets from Etsy from this shop.

The wooden shelf? It’s a drawer front from this dresser.

There is a metal bracket shelf above the dresser.
The wooden floor and rug in the dining room.

 Okay, here’s what I’ve accomplished and what’s left (almost done!!!):

  1. Paint dining room walls.
  2. Sand down table top and paint legs with AS Chalk Paint.
  3. Sand down white cabinet to a chippy white.
  4. Sand chair legs.
  5. Paint grain sack stripes on bench. —> bench has since been moved out of the dining room, I’m going to update this cabinet after input from my lovely readers!
  6. Replace white cabinet.
  7. Redecorate and reposition furniture.
  8. Center chandelier above table. (newly added!)


I have a recent post on How to Easily Update Furniture Legs

How to Easily Update Furniture Legs poster.

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  1. Wow, the chair legs look so much better! Would you consider sanding back the table top to match? Our dining table and chairs have dark wood also and now I’m wondering what loveliness might be underneath. Thanks for the inspiration. Your dining room looks beautiful! Julie

    1. Thanks Julie! I sanded the table top and painted the legs a year ago (search ‘dining table makeover’ and you’ll find it). The table would look great in a rustic state too. I have a project for the cabinet coming up that should lighten up the room even more.
      Hugs, Jamie

  2. My ENTIRE house has goals…
    I’m wanting to get it sold…and downsize.
    Love what you did to your chairs AND …love the whole look of this room.
    So pretty.

  3. Your dining room looks so gorgeous! I love that you took those dark stained chairs and juxtaposed the rustic with the sophisticated lines. LOVE. Featuring at The Handmade Hangout at Redouxinteriors tomorrow 🙂

  4. I love what you did with the chair legs! It makes them look a bit like driftwood. It always amazes me how a small change can make such a big difference in a room. I’m so glad you linked up with us at Your Turn To Shine! I’ve really enjoyed finding your blog 🙂

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