DIY : White, Pink & Green Dining Set

I have been lusting after white, mint green & pastel pink dining table & chair sets for a very long time now. Instead of splashing the cash and buying one I decided to upcycle our existing set, we bought a plain wooden set from IKEA many years ago, it was a bargain at £50 but was very plain and just asking for some loving! 

Upcycled dining table & chairs, white table, pastel pink & mint green chairs

This project has been going on for a very long time, I started it when I was pregnant, then along came Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which meant that I had to stop, I couldn't cope with painting as I couldn't grip the brush properly and had constant pins and needles which made it a very difficult and uncomfortable task.

close up of pink chair with green polka dot cushion and green chair with pink polka dot cushion

Now that Aria is five months old I have finally finished my little project and I am so pleased with the results. Our house doesn't let much light in so we are always looking for ways to brighten it up and this has worked a treat. The dining room looks a lot more bright and breezy now. 

white dining room table pink and green chairs with teacup and clear teapot

To make the transformation I roughly sanded the table and chairs, ours had no finish so didn't require much sanding. I painted the chairs with Valspar tester pots, I had just enough in each pot to do two chairs to a satisfactory coverage. The paint on the chairs is Woolly Mint and Candy Kisses, they don't do wood paint in the tester pots so I was advised against using these but it has come out just fine. For the table I used Valspar white wood paint, we were painting other furniture in the house so had this pot lying around any way, I finished with Ronseal clear gloss. 

The chairs aren't very comfortable so I added the pink & green polka dot seat cushions to them to finish it off, not only do they look pretty but they are practical in that my bum no longer goes numb when I sit on the chair!

What do you think of this look? Is it something that you would go for in your house? Have you completed any upcycling projects lately? I would love to see them! 



  1. This looks fab Leanne, such a good idea! x

  2. These look so nice! Love the pastel colours. :)

  3. SO CUTE! They look professionally painted, great job! Painting furniture can be a pain in the butt!

  4. Love it!!! Considering doing something like this myself!! Xx

  5. I'm literally lusting over this!! You must be so proud how this turned out x

  6. So creative, what a super job, these look amazing!! :D xx

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  7. It is just stunning! What a lovely set and so pretty. I love the colours. You are very clever. Jess x


  8. Absolutely gorgeous!! I'm dying to up cycle ours, but it's a 70's G plan set from my Nan so I'm not sure how it would look (or how she'd react!!) so I think I'm just going to re upholster the seats. Your set is beautiful! Xx

  9. These look great. We actually need a new dining table- ours is too small and new chairs, but I was thinking of either going to Ikea or charity shops and picking up plain wood furniture then painting it too. I've jsut been given a smaple of Annie Sloan paint in Henrietta. I need a few more shades, then the actual furniture and be good to go! ;-) Well done x

  10. THis looka amazing - I love it! Well done you! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  11. The table and chairs look great, I like the cushions too. They look amazing x. It's great you've used what you already had instead of buying new furniture, it was clever to use testers.

  12. They look amazing! I will try painting furniture at some point; you've inspired me further! Thanks for linking up to #MakingHome

  13. looks fab Leanne, worth all the hard work x


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