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!
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.
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.
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!