It's been wayyyy too long since my last furniture project!
I seem to have lost my "oomph".
When it comes to making changes/improvements around the house, it seems like my inspiration and motivation comes in spurts. I'm either super into it, and working on little projects in my spare time....or I'm just not into it at all.
We've had the new flooring (a sort of white-washed wood-look laminate floor) in our basement/lower level for about 6 months now, and I still haven't finished decorating the space! Unbelievable.
It's still nowhere near being finished, but at least I've started!
ok...now...on to the chair.
This lovely big wing chair was picked up by my sister in law, Dayna, for me at our local thrift shop's collectibles sale. How awesome is she!!!?
It was a great burnt orange colour, and I tried to make it work, but the room was sort of "rejecting" it ;)
so....I did what all good little bloggers do, and started googling/pinteresting (is that a term now??), etc and found this link. The amazingly innovative Kristy, over at Hyphen Interiors had the guts to paint an upholstered chair.
heck....if she's brave enough, then I should be too, right??
So...I gave it a go.
Now...before you start wondering why mine doesn't look as vibrant as hers.....this is only one coat of paint (so far).
Here's the clincher....I kind of like it like this!
What do you think??
It has a vintage-y "worn leather" look, reminiscent of copper that's turned green.
I'm still debating whether or not I'll give it a second coat, to end up with a more solid, vibrant turquoise hue. Not sure. Still deciding.
This is the "before" shot :)
The big piece of driftwood that we're using as a little "side table" came from the beach...hehe.....you know...borrowed ;). Dustin was such a good sport and carried that sucker all the way to the car! VERY heavy. But totally worth it.
I'd love to hear your thoughts/opinions :)