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A few weeks back I shared some of the nursery ideas that have been percolating in my brain since I first found out we were expecting, and since then I’ve been working to bring the room to life. We’re officially in the home stretch on the baby growing front so today I wanted to share the fun DIY makeover of the adorable little kids table that will be in her room! To pull it off I teamed up with my friends at Valspar and put their awesome new Valspar Furniture Paint to work transforming an inexpensive and otherwise forgettable kids table and chair set. The result is a totally custom piece that is going to look perfect with the modern yet whimsical vibe I’m going for in our little one’s room!
- Valspar Furniture Paint in Elegant Silk 5010-7 (available at Lowe’s)
- Valspar Rose Gold Spray Paint (available at Lowe’s)
- Ikea Latt kids table
- 2″ foam roller and tray
- 2″ paint brush
- Painter’s tape
- Wrapping paper or wallpaper
- Metal straight edge
- X-Acto knife
- Sheet of acrylic cut to 17-3/8 x 23-5/8″
Valspar’s new Furniture Paint and Cabinet Enamel both come in an awesome array of colors (you can find the complete selection by visiting Lowe’s) and the furniture paint is perfect for rehabbing old furniture that could use a little love or adding personality to an otherwise lackluster piece. In other words, it was perfect for this little project! I chose to go with Elegant Silk 5010-7 to coordinate with the overall color palette of the nursery and this wrapping paper that I used to add a fun burst of color and pattern to the top of the table.
To get started, I taped off the edges of the tabletop and chair seat to avoid getting any paint on the white laminate. Then, I used a small 2″ foam roller to apply a light coat of paint. As I always preach, multiple thin coats of paint are the best when painting furniture, allowing the paint to dry and then repeating with additional coats as necessary. After rolling on the first coat, I went back with my paint brush to make sure I’d covered all the little nooks and crannies before allowing things to dry completely. The coverage of Valspar’s furniture paint is seriously excellent and the consistency is really workable, making for virtually no drips while I was working. Two coats covered the table and chairs perfectly!
Once everything was completely dry, I masked off the seat of the chairs with painter’s tape and plastic to protect the rest of the piece. I knew I didn’t want to leave the white laminate exposed on the chair seats, so I took a stroll through the spray paint section in Lowe’s and picked up a can of Valspar’s Rose Gold spray paint. Allowing drying time in between, I applied four thin and light coats of spray paint to the seats. The rose gold color is soft and super pretty and was the perfect way to finish off the adorable little chairs.
Finally, for the top of the table I wanted to add a bit of pattern, so I opted to add a fun wrapping paper with an acrylic sheet over top to protect the surface of the paper. This also makes it so you can switch the paper up whenever you like! While at Lowe’s I picked up an 18×24″ sheet of acrylic in the 0.080 thickness and asked them to cut it down to 17-3/8 x 23-5/8″ to fit the top of the table. (The people at Lowe’s rock so this was seriously about a three minute process. So easy!) While the paint was drying, I trimmed my paper down to the same size. The table top is recessed a bit to begin with, so it was easy to lay the paper down and then cover it by placing the acrylic over top.
And that’s it, friends! I really love how it turned out and I can’t wait to see how everything comes together in her finished nursery. (Stay tuned over the next few weeks for a full reveal!) In the meantime, for more DIY projects like this one, be sure to check out Valspar’s Rehab Project featuring loads of fun furniture rehab projects, videos and more. (I personally love the colorful TV tray makeover!)
p.s. Those baby blocks were painted by loved ones at our baby shower! I’ll be sharing more from that soon. Love the wall color? It’s Valspar Modern Gray 25-1B and it’s my new favorite gray paint! Everyone always raves about it when they come over to our house.
[Photos by Cyd Converse for The Sweetest Occasion.]
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