2/02/2010

Old Chair Wants New Life


Poor, sad, old chair. Ornate and beautiful in it's day. Worn and tired out now. I got a lovely deal on this, and can't wait to bring it back to it's original glory. With a twist of my own, of course. As if I don't have enough to do already...but, it's been on the back burner long enough!

So here are some options. The first turquoise fabric is fantastic...but I would shake it up by painting the frame black. The second yellow houndstooth would be super fun...again I would paint the frame black. Kind of capitalizing on the yellow trend happening nowadays. The third is actually my favorite option. I would paint the frame a glossy metallic silver (love.) The last would be a cool twist on traditional. A black and white toile with the frame painted some interesting, unexpected color...maybe aqua, or again yellow. I also have a gorgeous hot pink velvet, not shown here that I would pair with silver paint again. I just am not sure I should do any more pink. Thoughts are always welcome...what do you think? I'm torn.


7 comments:

dedeetsyshop said...

I LOVE the yellow houndstooth!! I think either the super glossy black, or silver, or even an aqua would look great!!

Cinnamon said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the yellow houndstooth! Its fantastic and you don't see fabric like that very many places! Thats my vote! I didn't even have to think about it.

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bestyjeczka said...

I like the third one: yellow with grey pattern and white frame. Something like this: http://www.decorpad.com/photos/2008/10/21/3166a5b96366.jpg
Your blog is fabulous :-)

Rosie said...

I really love the third fabric too - though the yellow houndstooth is fantastic. Like 'bestyjeczka' said, I like the idea of the frame in white, because in black I think you would lose the beautiful detailing a little bit.
I do think hot pink and toile would be super cool and rock'n'roll though!

pretty*pink*rat said...

I bought two yellow leather?? chairs this past summer, and I wanted to restain the wood black, and tried for the longest time to find a yellow fabric to go with. So I think you know what gets my vote...the houndstooth! No matter which to decide I can't wait to see the after. Your work is always so creative and I can just tell its high quality!

ashlina {the decorista} said...

hey there....just found your blog and i am absolutely in love with it..its beautiful!
i think for this chair, the houdstooth is the CHOICE! its yellow which is such a NOW color and its a pattern that preppy + modern. i love it.

great choices...

:)
xo
ashlina
secretsofdomesticbliss.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I think the black and white one. apparantly i am the only one that thinks so, but ithink it would be cute with a simple black or white frame.

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