I’m so excited to share our turquoise and white kitchen table and chairs with you today! Every two to three years, I get the itch for a furniture change. This summer, the kitchen table was the
This is not a how-to post since I am certainly no expert on painting techniques. But I am super excited about how our weekend project came out and just had to share!
We purchased our four-seater round table and chairs from an online swap shop around two years ago. For the first year in this house, we had the same rectangular table that we had in our previous kitchen. But the rectangular shape just wasn’t working for this kitchen space. We needed something round.
The table is a bit smaller than I had planned to have, but it actually is helpful at this season in our life as the Hubs and I can both reach across to help both girls during meal times. With our other rectangular table, this wasn’t easy to do.
When we first bought this table, it had been repainted in a distressing technique. It was a cream color with brownish paint showing through. Although I didn’t care for how it looked against our white kitchen cabinets, I did think the distressed look worked well against dirty little fingers. If it ever got stained, who would even know? The Hubs, however, was never a fan of the finish. He said it looked like something with dirty fingerprints all over that had been stored in someone’s old shed for years. Leave it to the Hubs to come up with such a description!
So although he wasn’t thrilled I had another project lined up for him, he was pleased to get a new look for the table and chairs, I think.
Since turqouise/teal is a longtime obsession of mine, it was no guess as to what color scheme I wanted. Although the farmhouse look is EVERYWHERE right now, I’m still a color girl. A bold color girl. Originally, I wanted a two-toned turquoise and white kitchen table. I wanted to make the table top and bottom pedestal both white with turquoise chairs. By the time I had gathered supplies, I changed my mind and decided to leave the top alone with the same dark stain it came with. Granted, the stained finish is not perfect on this table with some obvious brush strokes standing out against the otherwise smooth top. But I realized a white table top might not be suitable for two messy little girls who eat multiple times a day at the table and do routine arts and crafts projects there.
So we decided to only paint the pedastal white and have a three-toned effect.
This was our first time to try chalk paint. I had looked into taking some Annie Sloan classes before but never actually signed up. So, I did what I do best and learned from my fellow bloggers on the great wide interwebs.
For my project, I bought the Valspar Chalky Finish Paint at Lowe’s. At around $25 (on sale) per quart, this paint was a bit pricey. But the fact that I didn’t have to sand or strip any existing paint made this price A-okay!
I chose Beaded Ridicule for the turquoise shade and Kid Gloves for the bright white.
The chalk paint was quite easy to work with. The thing I stressed most about was adding the wax finish, but I didn’t really have any trouble with it.
I’m pretty pleased with our new turquoise and white kitchen table!
Don’t you love it when little kids run through your photo shoot?
We also painted an upstairs bookcase cabinet with the same paints, and I’m pretty pleased with it also! I will show pics of that in a later post.
Then, I was left to ponder my counter stools. I love the colorful impact these counter stools had before. But now, I’m not overly keen on them in the same room with the turquoise and white kitchen table. I thought of painting them white? Bronze?
Our counters and floors pull in lots of tans and browns.
After a few days of debate, I decided to stretch that chalk paint a bit further and paint some cheap $18 a pop wooden stools from Target.
I’m not gonna lie. I’m a bit skeptical that the chalk paint is going to hold up on these stools – particularly on the foot rest pieces. The foot rests of stools take a beating, ya know? Only time will tell. If it becomes an issue, I will repaint at a later time with a more fool proof paint.
Thanks for stopping by to check out our “new” turquoise and white kitchen table and chairs!