Here's my original post:
In December, one of my students' moms came up to me and said she had an old Pottery Barn kids table and chair set. She said, "It was a gorgeous set, but it's been used a lot and is more of a project, than a gift. We don't really want to give it to just anyone... Would you like to have it?" (Her daughter loves Ivy, and even named her American Doll "Ivy"... :) )
Little did she know that our car tent outside had been used by my brother and his wife to upcycle furniture for the past 4 months. Needless to say I gladly took the table and chairs off her hands. We started sanding it (see the green chair?), but haven't done much more than that. I'm dying to get my hands on it, but I think it is just a bit of a big project for me, so I'm reluctant to get started. I know what I want it to look like, but I'm procrastinating to get started. Here's some before pics. When I finally get it done, you'll see the afters.
Back to today...
Well, i've made a little progress... I sanded and painted two chairs. Here's the poor yellow one before:
Godiva, our dog, lurking in the background:
I have this oops paint. It's a metallic aqua. I also used it for the stripes on my mirror. See post here.
The first coat looked HORRIBLE (pic below). Really see-thru.
But the second went on nice. The one on the left has 3 coats. The one on the right has just 1.
Kit jumped in too and is sanding the 3rd chair. I have no idea what to do with the table, cause i just want it to be AWESOME!! Anyways. Now I have a goal to get it done!