The bistro set has been updated! As much as I looove Ikea, I don’t love when you walk into a room (or drive down a street) and say “Oh, that’s from Ikea.”
We have had the bistro set for a couple years now and we love it. The set of table and two chairs only cost $50 total in the first place, so it’s a steal. But, we were ready for a change. All I saw when I looked at them was “Ikea.”
So, as you’ve seen, here is the set before I painted it:
It’s a terrible photo, sorry. I assumed that I had lots of good “before” photos before I started painting. Well, I didnt.
Here it is now:
It’s pretty cool how much more modern and fresh it looks. All it took was sanding, painting and sealing. So easy.
We still have more to do on the front porch, but it’s nice for now to have such a big-impact little project done. So we celebrated in our favorite way.
I was acutally quite nervous before painting and almost backed out a few times. I had no idea what to expect with just the wood being painted. And sure enough, it was way more modern looking than I imagined. We’re so happy with the way it looks now, but I just hope it’s not too updated looking for the house. We’ll see this weekend when we (hopefully) have the porch more finished.
P.S. I will be back tomorrow for a rare Thursday post with a few more notes on and photos of our other self-watering planters.