Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ikea Stools Finally Painted


Hope everyone is having a lovely week. Our days of sunshine have continued although I just heard on the radio that from tomorrow onwards, cloudy skies are forecast.

I finally got around to painting those Ikea stools I had bought a little while back (see here for the before shots). Thanks to all your advice, I gave them a light sand, a coat of primer and then two coats of paint (a Taubmans colour called Aqua Chintz).

I was happy with them when I was painting away in the shed, but once they were in our bedroom, I thought they may have been a little too bright and that perhaps I should have gone with the Turquoise Frost sample I had looked at. The photo above makes them look blue but in real life they're actually more of an icy green / aqua shade. However, the colour is really starting to grow on me so I think I'll leave them for a little while and see what they're like once we get our new white skirting boards and replace the carpet.

At least I can finally cross an item off my long list of decorating projects!

23 comments:

  1. Fantastic job Amanda....looks great..nd I love the colour..I think leave it for a bit ..it is sure to grow on you even more. Its a nice fresh pop of colour in contrast to the dark brown dresser. Good skills! x

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  2. They look fabulous! I love the colour - I'm off to compare the colours you mentioned as I'm choosing a similar colour to paint my recent tip shop purchase.
    Hope all is well, keep warm :)

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  3. Hi Amanda,
    I love the stool, don't you feel great when you complete a project. The colour looks great in the photo.
    Donnaxx

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  4. I really like the colour Amanda and it looks like you've done a good job painting them as well. I love the little jug on your dresser too. I've got skirting boards and carpet just like yours! Mine are on the get rid of list as well.

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  5. Looks great well done, I have so many decorating things on my To Do List, I really need to start on it.
    E
    xx

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  6. I think the colour is really cute and fresh, but you are right it will really 'pop' once you add some white around it. Feels great to tick a project off the list, doesn't it!!! Have a great weekend, no doubt you will whip something delicious up in that slow cooker of yours! I thought of you today as I baked a coconut and passionfruit cake -- all your cakes have inspired me!! x

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  7. I think your colour choice is stunning Amanda. They look really great next to the dark wood of the dresser. xx

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  8. I absolutely LOVE the colour, it's beautiful. Great choice Amanda..Rachaelxx

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  9. I think the colour looks lovely Amanda! You did a great job! In the photo the stool looks great against the darker timber! xx

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  10. Thanks for all your words of encouragement ladies - like I said the photo is not a true representation of the colour and the more I look at them each time I'm in our room, the more I'm liking the colour :)

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  11. Good on you Amanda for getting a project finished. The chair colour looks great. Glad to hear it's really growing on you:o)
    Angex

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  12. They look lovely Amanda, great choice of colour!

    Well done of completing them. I know what it's like, I have so many plans but so little time (and this is before having little ones!!)
    xx

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  13. Amanda, I LOVE the colour of your stools! What a fabulous job you have done on them:) I can't wait to see what is next on your to do list!! Well done and enjoy your gorgeous new stools!~ Tina xx

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  14. Hi Amanda,
    I love the colour. I think it looks gorgeous next to the dark dresser. You did a great job!
    ~Sam x

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  15. Looking good! I always, without fail, have a post-paint freak-out. The colour ALWAYS grows on me and I've never re-painted anything yet :) Nice job, Amanda.

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  16. Hi Amanda!

    I thought I would pop on over to your blog after the lovely comments you left on mine, thank-you... nice to meet you!

    And yes, great job on the stool! I have a different Ikea stool that I purchased months ago with the intention of dressing it up... I'll get to it one day :)

    Have a great w/e my dear!

    S x

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  17. I love it Amanda, it's so cute and I think the colour is terrific - well done!!!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Jxx

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  18. The stools look great and I really like the colour against the dark timber in your room. It's a good feeling when you get a project finished isn't it, yeah! I really love your vase of pretty flowers too.:) Have a wonderful weekend. xo

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  19. I LOVE the color!! It looks fantastic!

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  20. They look great and will look even better with the white skirting. Don't you love the sense of achievement when you have finished a project like this?

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  21. I love how this color looks in the photo! So pretty. I've been thinking about this idea since you first posted it and am considering getting a little stool for the very same reason.

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  22. Hi! I just found this blog via Passion for Decor and I'm loving it already! I have the same IKEA stool, but mine is painted black :)

    Sara

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