Monday, 25 August 2014

Dining table & Chair, (I might need to change the name of this blog to the Barbie Dream house)

Hey Guys,

Sometimes I forget I am a responsible 38 year old mother and I like to rebel against maturity. I also, for reasons unknown to me, have 4 dining tables that I like to switch out every year or so but this one was left outside and had become quite weathered and not in a good way. If you visited my guest post at The Thrifty Rebel last week, you'll know that I did something to freak Jules out.


I wanted to go back to a drop leaf table to try and make a little more room during the day when the little ones have all their toys out to play and this can be pushed up against a wall.


These chairs are from another set and had really become quite yucky out in the garage.


So when I heard of a new Aussie chalk paint company Canterbury Blue from another Megan of One Plus One Equals Six of mine, I had to try it out. Juliana the owner of the company is an absolute delight, love the paint but I love her even more, how could I not buy from a woman who refers to herself as my paint pimp??  I've actually done quite a few things there will be more colours coming up in Elizabeth's bedroom. I LOVE her paint, it's much cheaper than the other brands out there and the wax just smells amazing, it actually smells like the bush after rain.

I decided to try painting the fabric, I truly do like the result, however I have heard around blogland that it feels like leather, I'd say more like oilcloth, but the best part about the painted and waxed fabric, it wipes clean. No jokes, Madeleine dropped her BLUEBERRIES on it right after I did them, could not believe my eyes when it wiped off.


So I decided I needed a pink table, I also decided to do this while Julian was away while he was on his recent business trip. When I told him he starts freaking out and declared "Great we're living in a doll house now" among other less blog appropriate things, to which I replied, "every girl wished she could live in the Barbie dream house" However when Madeleine told him we had a "princess table" he couldn't say no to her.


I happened to be out when he got home and saw it for the first time (it also might have been on purpose) and this is the message that came beeping through.


Which only goes to prove that it is better to ask forgiveness, than ask permission and they might actually like it. Now of course I am going to have to paint all the walls and do that room next but worth it for my pink table.


If you're in Australia and want to see the most beautiful and affordable range of chalk paints, from a 100% Australian owned and also made here (I have received some paint for free those posts coming up, but I paid for my beautiful pink for this is not sponsored) check out Canterbury Blue on FB.

Also if you want to check out more pink fun, head over to The Thrifty Rebel for more pink lady posts.

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo


22 comments:

  1. The chairs are stunning ! I would never have guessed they were painted ! I think you are the only person I know who has so many dining room tables ;-) Roy wouldn't mind pink, or any color for that matter - he knows I'll change it again soon ! {He does however always try to steer me clear from any floral fabrics ...}

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  2. Mel that is one beautiful princess table and chairs! I love it! I also love that you are going to get free paint! You're awesome girl!

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  3. Everything turned out great! I love the pink. If I show Wynn she will ask for us to do the same thing with our table and chairs. ;)

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  4. Love how your pink dining set turned out and the cushion seats look like an elegant damask fabric. Very chic!

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  5. Your table and chairs turned out Pretty in Pink! I can't believe how durable the fabric is. Blueberries can stain pretty quickly so that is amazing! Jules is so lucky to live in a house with princesses, especially one that is so handy! Cheers.

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  6. GORGEOUS. I want to live in your dollhouse :)

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  7. Girl come move in please :).

    I love how it came out!

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  8. I like it, it's soft and pretty. I hope you'll let us know how it holds up to everyday use! I'm really curious and want to know. :)

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  9. I love it! Your hubby is a treasure. Just tell him he's your Ken... :)

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  10. Totally transformed Mel and looking gorgeous. So excited to hear about an Aussie chalk paint. I checked out the website and looking forward to trying their paint. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  11. I love how your chairs came up and I would never have thought to paint the fabric. You've done a great job with your table too. My first project as a small photo frae which I never blogged about and I didn't take any photo's of it before. My nine year old has used Juliana's chalk paint and his bar stall looks great. I've got big project happening during Spring which I'm hoping I'll get started and finished especially has I ordered a specialist colour from Canterbury Blue so I'm hoping I get organised enough to finish it. Thank you for the love in our post I knew you wanted to find some Chalk Paint that worked. xx

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  12. Mel! It's so pretty! I love the table and chairs pink! You're a brave woman! I haven't painted the dining room table yet. One day!

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  13. Great job, still don't know where you find the time. Inspirational. Enjoy sitting at your 'pretty in pinl' table. Karen @ http://ruderecord.wordpress.com

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  14. OH SNAP! I love it. I'm sure my girls would be in heaven if I did that. The husband....welllll...I am pretty sure he would be a lot less thrilled. I can't believe she dumped her blueberries and they wiped right off. LOVE IT!

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  15. You know I love your pink dining room table Mel. It's just amazing! I can't believe the transformation of those chairs with the chalk paint. They look fabulous! Great job!

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  16. I love it! That shade of pink is so pretty too. One thing I haven't tried is painting fabric, but maybe I need to do it! Have a wonderful week and thanks for sharing your pretty in pink table and chairs.

    Blessings, Vicky

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  17. Mel, your table and chairs are beauties!!!!!! No way Jules couldn't like that, and he was sweet to admit it, as well. I like that you left the bottom part white on the table for contrast. I'm going to keep that forgiveness saying handy as we paint our basement. And now I want to smell that wax, if it smells like the bush just after it rains!!

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  18. OMG Mel - this turned out absolutely fabulous - I can't believe the before and after - brilliant!!!
    How could Jules NOT have liked it?
    Gorgeous job - I'm glad your in Australia - you'd be taking over my customer base here !
    Pinning!
    xoxo

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  19. Ahhh love it Mel, when can I come over for tea???? Total delight! xx

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  20. Huh, I hadn't seen this type of paint before. I've heard of it being done, but didn't realize there was a particular type of paint and wax finish. I'm impressed with your table! I'm in your husbands camp of maybe not jumping on the pink train for furniture...but I sincerely love your table & chairs! I think the Art Deco shape of the metal chair backs make it really eclectic & cool. Very nice work!!

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  21. Haha! The Barbie Dream House! I love your new set. :)

    -andi

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