When Hollie was little we bought her the wooden svala table and chairs from Ikea and over the years it has been drawn all over and stained, as you can see from the Instagram photo below!
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I decided to jazz them up and make them pretty but also didn't want to spend too much money on it as it will get drawn on again soon enough!
With one of the chairs at grandma's, I just had the table and one chair to paint. I decided to paint the table white and the chair pink as the wood was unfinished. They don't sell these any more and the nearest is this table and this chair which are already white.
I painted the table with a white satin paint from Wilkinsons and then varnished it with a basic clear satin varnish from Wilkinsons too. I just bought small tins of these as didn't want to buy big tins just for this task.
I think it worked out well as I know they will get bashed in no time so didn't want to spend too much time or money on them.
I have a couple of other Ikea items I want to paint so when they have been finished I will show them on the blog. I am on a bit of white paint kick at the moment so who knows what I will end up painting next!