How to Match the Wood on a Table Set Using Stain

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I had two completely different style furniture pieces with two completely different wood finishes but my hopes were to bring them together to create a matching set for this dining room. 

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These were the chairs my husband found on the side of the road. One of them needed a little TLC which was not a problem.

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Don't get the wrong idea, my husband doesn't usually... ok never pick things up from the side of the road... not to mention the fact that he drives a VW.  

These 2 chairs were an exception... and you can see why, they are old, and gorgeous! I just love unusual vintage chairs, they have so much character.

The first thing I did was to sand the seat of the chair... you can see I already did that in the photo above (and yes, I'm doing this in my dining room).... next came the paint. 

How to Match the Wood on a Table Set Using Stain www.homeroad.net

How to Match the Wood on a Table Set Using Stain www.homeroad.net

I recently painted a drop leaf table with Fusion Mineral Paint in Cathedral Taupe and my goal was to create a set with these 2 chairs and the drop leaf table to use in the narrow pass-through I call my dining room. 

How to Match the Wood on a Table Set Using Stain www.homeroad.net

Oh there are my glasses!

How to Match the Wood on a Table Set Using Stain www.homeroad.net

The only problem was that the chairs were oak and the table cherry... I wasn't sure if staining the top of the table and the seats of the chairs would make them the same color. 

I'm giving it a shot using a stain and poly combination from Varathane in a Kona semi-gloss color. {this is not a sponsored post, I asked the guy in Home Depot for a product that might work and this is what he recommended}

I stripped off the old finish then sanded down the table top and applied the stain. 

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This stain is gorgeous by the way (and water based is so easy to clean up)... I will certainly be using this stain again!

How to Match the Wood on a Table Set Using Stain www.homeroad.net

And here are the results... the oak chair and the cherry table top... they match!

How to Match the Wood on a Table Set Using Stain www.homeroad.net

This dining room is a narrow space, a pass-through from the living room to the kitchen table so I needed seating that could be narrow enough for the center of the room and that could also be pushed against the wall if I needed more room. 

While I was at it I stained the top shelf of the hutch in the background to match these pieces.


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I'm happy to report that the stain is great, the paint is great and the set looks perfect in this space.

The answer is yes... it is very possible to match 2 different woods with stain, as long as you are using a dark stain like a Kona color. 

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I love using Fusion Mineral Paint. There is very little prep on most surfaces and
it requires no wax. Fusion Mineral Paint can be purchased at 


See more furniture makeovers using Fusion Mineral Paint...




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