Friday, September 1, 2017

Ikea Toddler Table Re-Do

I saw this red Ikea table and chair set in someone's trash the other day and nabbed it. There were 4 chairs, but I just took 2.


 The red didn't match my house, so I saw what paint I had on hand: gray chalk paint and  green spray paint.  I tried a much prettier shade of green first, but the can jammed and I switched. It was nap time, and I knew my painting window was not going to last forever.

Not my best painting job ever. I just noticed one of the chairs needs another coat. But that's the nice thing about free-- It FREES you up to do a half-way job and not feel guilty about it.  I think Andrew likes it!






7 comments:

Mom24 said...

Very nice! Great job.

Arnebya Herndon said...

Thoroughly impressed with how well it fits against that wall/into that space.

Jan said...

Getting something for free is so....freeing?
Using leftovers is the next best.
A kid's table and chairs are so neat to have around. I recently replaced my family room coffee table with a set for when my grandson comes around.

www.robinbotie.com said...

Easy enough repainting something to the right colors, but how on earth did you find the exact size that you needed? And the exact piece of furniture? I mean, even shopping for something in a store with a whole lot of choices (supposedly) I can rarely come up with something that fits. What a great little nook for Andrew to hang out in. Cheers!

Jenny Hart Boren said...

When my kids were tiny they had a little table and two chairs (which I bought unfinished and painted--no IKEA yet) and they used them every single day until they were too big to sit there! After that, I used the old table next to a bed, a bit the worse for wear. Every kid needs a little table! Yours came out great.

Jeanie said...

Very cute. I'll have to pay closer attention to the neighborhood trash piles.

Jaclyn Musselman said...

Love this table! I love up upcycling free or cheap finds