Last November, I decided to clean out my parent's house to have a garage sale. It was a huge undertaking, but I came across some great stuff! Up in the attic, were many of our childhood toys. Some had gotten so hot that they had melted together over the 20+ years up there! I found our old riding toys, an old wooden cradle, a wooden Noah's Ark, wooden rocking chairs, our kid sized table and chairs and much more! I immediately ran downstairs and asked mom if I could take the table and chairs home for E to use. She decided since I had taken the initiative to clean out the house, that they could be mine (I do have twin brothers and all, but I'm the self-proclaimed favorite). The boys had no idea what was up in that attic and they certainly weren't going to climb up there and clean it out. I was super duper excited! There may or may not have been grumbling, complaining, and bitterness that I had the table and chairs, but guess who climbed up in the hot attic and drug them down?!
The table and chairs sat in our den for a few months just the way they were (dark, stained wood). We have a lot of dark wood in our house, so I decided to liven up the set a bit (I asked permission AFTER I painted, since I knew I would meet some resistance). I wanted E to really enjoy the table and chairs like I did. I used spray paint for the chairs and table base, and then applied chalkboard paint to the table top so E could draw on it. I LOVE how it turned out, and E did too! Since I knew the set would take a beating, I went ahead and distressed it a bit so it would look purposeful. I used Valspar spray paint from Lowes. The colors I chose were Berry (red), Mediterranean (blue), and Hubbell House (yellow). Spray paint is so easy to use as long as you take your time and do several thin coats so you don't get drips.
Love how these colors look together!
Yes, I am well aware that zebras, hippos, and elephants to not belong on a farm! Gotta love the Target dollar section for some plastic animals!
Do you all love spray paint as much as I do?!
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