We are in the throes of house moving and all the chaos that it brings with it; add twin toddlers to the mix abd a husband working away Monday to Friday then it’s oodles of fun but with some pretty amazing friends, I’ve managed to get a load done on my tod.
When I initially moved in to my first little 2 bed when Charlie was a few months old I had to furnish on a very small budget. Over the past 6 years I’ve replaced many of the super basic items I got but our dining table and chairs remain. I got them brand new from IKEA 6 years ago and it was an incredibly basic pine set that cost no more than £70-£80 for the whole set.
I know that in the quite near future we are going to need another chair to accommodate our growing family so my plan was to try “upcycling” our current set and see how I get on with the painting; if it looks rubbish then we will cut our losses and get a new table or if it looks OK then I search for a similar chair and paint that too so that it matches. This seemed easier than trying to find a similar pine colour.
I decided to use this opportunity as my first ever project – and I’ve got the bug.
My wonderful friend gave me a 3/4 full tin of Annie Sloan duck egg blue paint and I tested it out. I haven’t yet waxed them but what do you think so far?
I can see me painting everything in sight as I can’t believe how easy it is to transform a tired looking bit of furniture. I’m very lucky that there’s an Annie Sloan stockist in the high street where I live so I’m going to pop in for some tips and more paint. I have my eye on the Paris Grey. What are your favourite paints?