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« on: June 28, 2010 11:07:51 AM »

I finally FINISHED this project! Never have I had so many things go wrong while trying to complete something! I'm short a chair in the end but its done!

I bought the "Svala" children's table and chairs from Ikea last week and since the set was unfinished I decided to paint the table top with chalkboard paint, stain and seal the legs and paint the chairs orange. The table itself turned out awesome. The chairs are a different story.

I started brush painting one chair and it just turned out horrible so I scrapped it. I spray painted the other chair but in the middle of painting, it unexpectedly rained, soaking the chair and causing it to swell and crack a bit. Fortunately it can still be assembled so I finished spray painting it and assembled it. The spray paint I used was very crappy and drippy so its a good thing I don't have to look too closely at the chair. At the end of the frustrating experience I'm just glad its all done.

Regardless about how I feel about it, my son LOVES his new chalkboard table and chair.

Bonus: A review on spray paint:

Over the course of this project, I have used two different brands of spray paint and after having done so, I can tell you that Rustolium is the way to go, don't even bother with a can of Krylon. I was able to paint a large-ish bread box, a trivet, a coffee mug rack and still have a bunch of paint left in the can with the Rustolium (It looked great and I didn't even use primer!). I ran out of Krylon primer before I had even completed one child's chair, and was barely able to get the chair painted with the Krylon paint. (I'd say the chair had about the same surface area of my bread box.) Also, Rustolium spreads evenly and drippage is minimal, Krylon is really watery and drips are inevitable. So if you're using spray paint for anything, just get Rustolium. It may be more expensive but it has WAY more paint in the can, and is a better quality paint in general.

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010 11:39:41 AM »

That's great.

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010 07:15:12 PM »

Adorable! Been thinking I should maybe chalkboard a table top for my own small human, you've tipped that maybe into a definitely.

Sorry to hear of your spray painting woes! I can't get it right for the life of me, and am about to swear it off entirely.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010 02:25:16 PM »

That's a really cute idea!  Cute pic with the little one, too.

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2010 09:47:20 AM »

How super cool!

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