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Restyling your dining room table legs is a lot easier than transforming your own pair in spin class! While I am an enormous proponent of exercise and actually have a couple of full marathons under my belt, I have a better track record in turning heads via painting table legs than from all of the hard work on my own.  (See post about why I made my shower “injury recovery” friendly.)

Now that I’ve possibly disappointed you, by not saving you from having to purchase the latest edition of Shape or Cosmo, I hope you’ll forgive me and continue to read more about the merits of a little paint and glaze.  Better yet, I’ll just jump into sharing some before and after photos so you can focus your thoughts on your own table and not worrying about your next power workout.

Sometimes green happens to an otherwise perfectly lovely Ethan Allen table.

Green legs. Before Picture.

Before. Hunter green legs on an Ethan Allen dining room table.

Light colored legs after picture.

After. General Finishes Linen Milk Paint lightly glazed with Van Dyke Brown Glaze.

This glass-topped table is really all about the base in need of a new view below.

Wood hand carved table base.

Before. Hand carved wood glass top table base needs some coordination with new neutral chairs from Cost Plus World Market.

Light table base with glaze.

After. Looking all updated and fresh. Ready to live in harmony with the new chairs.

Last but not least, in the ever so very very popular color duo of linen and brown glaze, is this looker.  (To see an entire post on this room click here.)

Wood table before picture.

Before. Kitchen turned dining room table needing some love after many years of service.

Classic dining room table with linen legs

After. Dining room table restyled with linen milk paint and gel stain to resemble a table at Stone Creek Furniture.

These leg makeovers were each completed within several hours in the same rooms in which they were photographed.  An entirely different style was achieved without spending the time and cash to replace.  The owners all chose looks that mirror the fabulous neutrals that are all the rage and even get bragging rights for upstyling and recycling!

Bottom line: You don’t need to walk past your table daily and wish you had chosen differently all those years ago.  Grab a paint brush or call me…either way it’s still less effort than spin. Promise.


About Restyle Junkie

Creative entrepreneur and Chicago native native enjoying the warmth of Phoenix, AZ for the past 17 years. I am passionate about transforming things that are ordinary and dated into fabulous focal points. Restyle Junkie ( is a licsenced contractor in Phoenix, Arizona business that professionally refinishes cabinets. 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! On line we offer cabinet painting tutorials, and information for both DIY'ers and professions with live webiners.( and am The Restyle Junkie showroom is located at 625 W. Please be sure to join our community on Facebook ( and visit the website to get General Finishes products delivered right to your door. 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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