Dining Table Makeover with Seagulls Chalk Paint.
You will need to visit Seagulls Paint on Kirkstall road in Kirkstall.
They’re open 7 days a week from 10am-4pm
Seagulls reuse and recycle unwanted household paint; they’ve been collecting paint since 2005 and are now experts. Seagulls can mix you a custom colour if you want but they also have their own paint products, emulsion, chalk paint and decorating accessories. They are here to help with your painting and decorating needs, with years of know-how, they can answer your queries and point you in the right direction.
Since Seagulls Paint started they have been able to divert 900,000 litres of paint away from landfill, great work.
“We collect leftover and unwanted paint from householders across Leeds. The paint is reprocessed and sold through our 2 paint stores at a fraction of the cost of other, more traditional paint shops. We also sell Seagulls branded, new paint. It’s decorator/ trade quality at reasonable prices. We are able to blend colours and mix paint to bespoke requirements.”
One of the easiest upcycling projects to undertake with the help of seagulls chalk paint is to do a makeover on your wood furniture. I don’t know about you, but I have a hideous wooden dining table in an offensive mahogany shade that just has to go. So let’s get started…
You will need:
1. A piece of wood furniture you wish to sacrifice to the interior décor gods
2. Seagulls Chalk Paint in whatever colour takes your fancy
3. A tin of protective finish or wax
4. Paint brushes, one large and one small (for nooks and crannies)
Before we begin…
You do not need to sand your chosen furniture even if it is varnished but, you will need to sand down any rough patches though. The table leg that the dog had a little chew on? Give it a rub with some sandpaper and its ready to go.
Clean your furniture before you begin with warm water and dish soap, and then a rinse and air dry as cloths may leave fibres behind you don’t want.
Tape anything you don’t want paint on.
Mix paint well before you begin.
For a smooth finish make sure your final brush strokes are in the direction of the wood grain, don’t panic if the first coat doesn’t look perfect, that’s what the second coat is for.
Once the first coat is dry (approximately 2 hours) you can paint the second coat, give it the same amount of time to dry and then add your protective finish and voila!
You’re done! HURRAY!
Seagulls are running a crowdfunding campaign at the moment so that they can expand their services and offer more workshops. If you would like to help support a local environmentally aware business please follow the link: