Chair renovation with Farrow and Ball

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen my dilemma of how to approach the renovation of this 1940s Swedish kitchen chair I bought from the fabulous Affär in Vesterbro. I liked its original look but felt that it needed a new lease of life. On close inspection I could see that it has been painted a few times already so would welcome a change.chair process

I met the team from Farrow and Ball, a UK based paint company, at The Hive. They offer an international delivery service via their website. I had the chance to play around with their paints at the conference and I was very impressed. Whilst talking to them I mentioned my planned renovation of my chair and they invited me to take part in their Fleamarket Challenge.CIMG6659 I chose this beautiful green colour, Teresa’s Green, from the 132 colours they have. I must confess living in Denmark has made me a little scared of so much choice but I knew the basic colour palette I was thinking of. They also kindly sent me a dark primer and a great paintbrush. I must confess I was a little startled and apprehensive about how dark the primer was but I trusted them and they were right. It covered all the original paint work in one easy coat and the lighter colour took to it perfectly (as you can see in the photo above).

I enjoyed working with the Farrow and Ball paint. It was virtually odourless and eco friendly (which is important to me), wiped easily off the floor (as I was a bit messy) as it is water based and its application was a dream. I will definitely try more of their paints in the future.

Here is the finished chair. What do you think? I love it.SONY DSCThis is a sponsored post but the opinions are all my own.



  1. I love the finished look! I should take part in this challenge, I actually painted an old chair my beloved found at the ‘løsseplads’ in Farrow and Ball’s ‘daisies blushes’. I love it too, but I used a white primer and perhaps I should have used one of Farrow and Ball’s primers as the finished look is not that great…. but I love the pink anyway. P.S. I really like how your chair turned out, very classical.

    • The dark primer is a bit scary at first but really gives a great base. If you love the colour that’s all that matters, furniture should have a uniqueness to it. x

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