7.12.2010

chair charm

We were super blessed to be given a great Duncan Phyfe dining table with eight shield back chairs when we first got married. It has four leaves and can open up to about twelve feet long. (WAY too big for our wee home, we never put a leaf in it.) The table is in good shape but the chairs are pretty beat up and worn out. I've thought about refinishing them, but we are putting wood flooring in the dining room, so I thought it might be nice to break up the wood table/floor by painting the chairs.
I feel like some people think it's a sin to paint over wood...
Eddie Ross (whom I admire for his fabulous thrifting skillz) found these two shield back chairs at a goodwill in New York and gave them new life with a bit of paint and a fabric change...
look how fun they turned out to be...
I'm definitely thinking a bit more neutral than that. I think I'll do a shade of white.

I was wondering if white chairs with the dark wood of the table would look too mix-matched so I've been looking around and I am feeling pretty good about what I'm seein. ;)








Sorry I don't have these pictures cited. Not very blog-kosher of me. I'll get better at saving my source when I find a pic, I promise. : )
bahaha...this is kind of pathetic...but this is the only picture I could find that would show the dining room walls, table, chairs, and floor. (Remember the floor will be wood)
So, what do you think about white?


4 comments:

Momma C said...

I like the white but what about pulling out a soft blue or green shade?

Kelly Mann said...

DO IT! and something fun for the fabric with some color!

Rene said...

Your chairs look great and I have posted about white chairs a time or two. Love those Weims ;)

-Rene

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