Friday, July 22, 2011


I'm excited to finally post this project because of the fact it's been a year in the making.

I purchased the unfinished SVALA set at IKEA that included a table and two chairs.

First I primed my table top and seats of the chair with white primer.

I free handed my animals onto the table top and painted them with Ceramcoat acrylic paints from Michaels.
I also used Ceramcoat paint for the seats of the chairs.
The table top and chair seats were given approx. 4 coats of this polyurethane from Benjamin Moore. I wouldn't normally use a high gloss finish on a project however, the sales person mentioned in the long run it does hold up better on a well used piece.

The legs of the table and chairs were given two coats of stain using this all in one stain also purchased from Benjamin Moore.
I'm very happy with how this set turned out and so is my little customer. I guess you can say nesting is a wonderful thing since I'm finally getting long overdue projects DONE!!

Psst I'm linking this project to....


  1. So cute! You did an amazing job free handing those animals!
    Jenn :)

  2. That is SO cute! I wish I had the skill of painting like that!

  3. I am super impressed that you free handed all the animals! What an artist. It turned out so cute.

  4. So cool, so nice and fun.
    You did such a good job!
    from your newest follower:)

  5. WoW! It looks really great! A lot better than the ones you can buy at the store! Great job!


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