I recently finished up the Roll Top Desk using chalk paint for the first time, wow - that was great! So great in fact, that I'll be doing it again with these beautiful mission style bar chairs my sister picked up for me (thanks Denise!):
They're tall, sturdy & made of solid wood. Everything I look for in a pair of good chairs! The fabric and cushion are also in surprisingly good shape, but I always replace & recover just for good measure. When I don't personally know the history of something, I think it's best to give it a fresh start. Second chances all around!
I've been going back and forth between colors while I've been disassembling, cleaning & sanding. But - the time has come... I need to make a decision. Originally I thought that a darker color would be best, since peoples shoes will be all over those foot rests. If I go with a lighter color, that means everything little mark is going to show up. So I'm leaning towards something fun, too - like teal or red, either one probably with a darker wash n' wax. Then there's fabric, jeez - all these decisions! To demonstrate what I'm seeing in my head (not to mention help me narrow these choices down) I've thrown together these idea boards:
Harts here in Santa Cruz. I love that place, they have SO many choices for upholstery grade fabric. And! I can browse their inventory online, perfect! So, what do you think? I'm leaning towards the crazy black and white floral, or the light grey vines. I love them all! Don't decide just yet....you haven't seen teal:
If you feel like chiming in on this, it's much appreciated! Decisions like this are so hard to make, especially when the stools will be up for sale. What do you think? Do you like these swatches or would you go in a different direction completely? Have a fantastic Thursday, keep in touch: Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest.
*** UPDATE: Finished stools HERE***