I had bought this dinning set from a British family with so much passion and struggle (hubby was against having a BIG dinning table in a small apartment) I loved the farm house look it had (sans farmhouse! ) After having it there for more than a year I was growing tired of the look..everyone around me seemed to be loving all those modern IKEA looks.
I have a little less than no knowledge about painting furniture. Although seeing everybody do them in blogopia did make me want to try but it was risky.
The grey and white stripes gave them a modern and fresh look. I was happy with myself:)