Big Red to Cool Blue Dining Room Color Restyle


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Changing the entire color scheme and style vibe of your room doesn’t always mean you need to sell your current furniture and throw down thousands of dollars on new! The old adage that paint is the easiest way to transform a room can also applies to repainting and staining a hutch and dining room table.  Here’s the original picture of the red hued dining room:

Before red hutch and table picture

Red Dining Room furniture before picture.

Below is beginning of the quick transformation with the first coat of General Finishes Java Gel on half of the table.

Half table with gel stain

First coat of gel stain on table.

The homeowners were tired of big red and were looking for a softer and neutral look to compliment their new style. I painted the dining room table legs with General Finishes Linen colored milk paint and hand painted on General Finishes Van Dyke Brown glaze to give a distressed looked that mimicked a $2000 table seen in a Scottsdale furniture store.

Fresh updated look on an older high quality table.

Fresh updated look on an older high quality table.

Next, we said “Ba Bye” to big Red. The Persian Blue on the right door below seemed like it was going to be the perfect shade, but not so much for this piece. I mixed in about 25% of Coastal Blue to create the rich blue color on the left.

Painted blue hutch doors

Custom General Finishes Blue color milk paint on door to give some oomph to the Persian Blue

Finally, I painted the original oil rubbed bronze knobs with a metallic silver paint and faux painted the hinges in the same metallic silver.

Here’s the big reveal!!

Blue Dining Room Reveal

Cost effective complete dining room restyle with a little paint.



About Restyle Junkie

Creative entrepreneur and Chicago native native enjoying the warmth of Phoenix, AZ for the past 16 years. I am passionate about transforming things that are ordinary and dated into fabulous focal points. Restyle Junkie ( is a Phoenix, Arizona business that restyles cabinets & helps DIYers with cabinets & furniture. We also specialize in taking brand new wood, adding texture, paint and stain to give it a custom rustic distressed look. All the charm of real reclaimed, but without the dirt and bugs for your projects! I offer DIY classes ( and am General Finishes retailer. The Restyle Junkie showroom is located at 625 W. Deer Valley Rd, #108, Phoenix, Arizona 85027. Please be sure to visit us if you're in town. If you are checking in from miles away, I answer a viewer's question every Friday via video on Facebook. ( You can message me on any of my social media outlets and your question might just be the next one we answer. When I'm not making something pretty, I'm hanging out with my blended family and my spoiled dogs, soaking up as much sunshine as possible.
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3 Responses to Big Red to Cool Blue Dining Room Color Restyle

  1. Marianne Velonis says:

    Beautiful transformation! You make it seem so easy 🙂


  2. Pingback: Get amazing legs without working out! | Restyle Junkie

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