Before & After


my very forrest green outdoor table needed a little brightening up!


Isn’t this so much prettier?  So much lighter and more colorful..perfect for spring time!  The spray painting was killer, I never want to do it again.  (Seriously the pads of my index fingers were tingling for a couple of weeks from the spraying.  After the first day of working on these my dear husband informed me of a little tool that goes over the sprayer and you are able to use all fingers to spray.)  However, there is a little matching bench and side table so I have my work cut out for me.  The cushions were only $5 from IKEA.  They are a little small but something so fun and pretty for $5 who cares!


  • dani_luigi
    Commented on May 15th, 2008 at 1:18am

    Wow. Isn’t that a huge difference. I love the cushions from IKEA but hey, I lvoe anything from IKEA. Me and IKEA Have a love thing going on…

    Is that your front yard or your back, I would love to see a picture of your house. It look so lush and green :)

    As to your earlier question: Cruskits are a whole meal snack. Kind of like Jatz, do you have jatz? I like ot eat them with butter and vegemite but the possibilties are endless.

  • A-M
    Commented on May 15th, 2008 at 2:11am

    Aren’t you so clever! I wish I had the patience to do such handiwork. I bet you look at it now and say it was worth it though!. I will post pictures of other kitchen bench tops I have been drooling over. I have an appointment with my 2nd kitchen place tomorrow. I am going to see if they can incorporate a walk in job for the pantry. Champagne tastes on a cordial budget! We’ll see???!!! A-M xx

  • Chantal Butcher
    Commented on May 15th, 2008 at 6:14am

    Can’t believe that it is the same outdoor setting, I spray painted branches once and that was bad enough. I take my hat off to you. Well done, hope you enjoy every outdoor moment.

  • Melissa Lewis
    Commented on May 15th, 2008 at 3:12pm

    As I was reading you talking about the pain from holding down the little spray button, I was thinking, oh dear I need to send her one of our little spray paint can tools. So glad to hear your husband informed you:) A little late, but better late than never right!

    I love the white, it instantly cheers you up:) And, I have been looking for new seat cushions for my outdoor seats, now Im headed over to Ikea!

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on May 15th, 2008 at 4:06pm

    Thank you, Chantal :)

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on May 15th, 2008 at 4:17pm

    Dani – that is actually the side of my house. Kind of a little courtyard off the kitchen. We are having some work done on our home. We had some damage after a hail storm and need some new landscaping in the front after our a pipe broke…so long story short, once we get things mended I’ll post some more pics.
    And as for the green I would attribute that to all of the rain we get (a little more than needed)! Oh and of course the mister’s landscaping skills – must mention that!
    Trina xx

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on May 15th, 2008 at 4:21pm

    Melissa- you are sweet. I’m def going to consult you before I start my next paint/refinishing project, for any insider pointers on tools and techniques!
    I hope you like the cushions as much as I do. I don’t know how they will hold up but as I said for $5 who cares! And the colors are really fun and cheerful!
    Trina xx

  • Melissa @ The Inspired Room
    Commented on May 15th, 2008 at 4:46pm

    Love it! You’ve done a fantastic job!

    Your yard is GORGEOUS! I’m envious. :-)


  • Teal Chic
    Commented on May 16th, 2008 at 3:27pm

    I love them in white, they look great. I think the cushions look fantastic!!!! Great job :)

  • annechovie
    Commented on May 21st, 2008 at 11:15pm

    Great transformation! Love your cushions – I bought a chair slipcover in the same fabric and love it!

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