I neglected the good Ol’ blog last week, but I did manage to find two great wingback chairs for a reasonable price ($70 for the pair). They are in amazing condition, very sturdy, near perfect upholstery, and the feminine shape I prefer. I am definitely going forward with painting them. I’ve read nearly every tutorial on the subject, and feel confident that It will give me the custom look I want, with a price tag I can actually afford.
I busted out
our my moms trusty Benjamin Moore paint deck to start the process of choosing a paint color for these gems. I am leaning towards kelly green/emerald-green, but tomorrow I could be dead set on lavender! I’m not shy when it comes to color, if you haven’t noticed. I have a lavender living room, dark purple ikat dining room, hot pink kitchen, and turquoise breakfast nook. It sounds like crazy town, but I promise you it works! I know it sounds like I choose colors on whim, but it’s very intentional, and a lot of time is spent lugging these heavy ass paint decks around trying to decide on the perfect color.
I welcome your input as to what the color of these chairs should be!
In other news, we will probably get started making the benches in a few weeks. I cannot wait! The wingback chairs take up more visual weight, so having three chairs on each side is too cluttered for my liking. The simplicity of the benches will allow the wingback chairs to bask in the spotlight.
I’m still deciding on fabric options for the window seat and pillows, and also trying to decide if I can spruce up the buffet enough to warrant keeping it. It has a sort of medieval vibe-largely due to the hardware, so a simple swap might suffice. I was also thinking of painting it to match the wingback chairs-for consistencies sake.
OK-I really must go and make the corn chowder I promised my children for dinner
(Deborah Madison’s recipe-It’s fantastic!)