Thursday, May 30, 2013

Repainted Little Tikes Table

Well, here it is, folks - the repainted Little Tikes table and chairs to match my daughter's newly redecorated room.

I absolutely LOVE how it turned out. We all do.

Now, for those of you who have never used this paint (Krylon Fusion for Plastic Spray Paint) before and are curious, it is dry to the touch within one hour. That's when you do a second coat, if you want to. If you wait more than 24 hours, you have to wait an entire week before doing a second coat. We chose to do one coat thick enough to cover the old color completely. It wasn't too thick, though, because we didn't get any runs. (Well, with one tiny exception, but we're pretty sure that was because the paint can got tilted too far.)

According to the can, the color isn't completely chip-resistant for seven days, so our kids have been warned that this table and chairs are only decorative for the next seven days. After that, they're welcome to play with them and use them.

My kids listen well, so it works for us. They are also at an age when they're beginning to understand the concept of delayed gratification, so they can appreciate the need to wait. If your children fit neither of those descriptions, I would recommend that you put things you paint with this out of their reach for a week.

And in case you missed my last post, here's the cost breakdown:

2 cans of bonus-sized paint ($9.20 with tax) covered
  • 4 table legs
  • 2 pull-out drawers
  • 2 chairs
It took the better part of  a day to do it all, but that's because we didn't have a large workspace and had to paint everything in batches. Given adequate space, you could be done with a project like this in as little as four hours from the start of painting to finished drying.


Shoregirl said...

Wow! You did a great job! Love how a little paint can totally change the look of things!