8.23.2011

ON A ROLL

Sometimes when I'm less than thrilled about a room in my house, I'll make a change.  That change will lead to another change and then another change.  Fortunately my husband is a "roll with it" kind of guy so he is very accepting of my incessant changing, rearranging and painting problem.  Well, is it really a problem?  I think not.  It's more of a habit/hobby.  Let's just go with that!

Once I added the vintage school chairs to our family room, I started yearning to make more changes.
It was another one of those episodes, like this one, where I grabbed a can of paint and a paint brush (around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday) and jumped right in.  Not even my husband asking "Really, you're going to do that RIGHT now?" could stop me.  However, I am concerned that if he had to ask, does he really know me at all?

Anyway, this is what I painted....


Before I attacked it with my paintbrush, it looked like this....


We have had this chair for a long time and I have loathed it for almost as long as we have had it.
Not sure why I never got rid of it.  It has definitely seen its better day.  I have been thinking about painting it for a while now and I even shopped around a bit for some spray paint in a color that would work.  I never came up with anything.  Itching to get it done, I remembered we had some exterior paint in the basement that was the perfect color.  I would love to tell you what it is, but I have a really bad habit of getting the paint can so covered with paint that I can't read the color.  We used it on our outdoor shutters and it's a Benjamin More green/gray color.  That really helps, doesn't it?   Painting it with a paint brush certainly wasn't the easiest way to go about it, but I still spent less than one hour on the entire project.


I originally thought I wanted to have the cushions recovered, 
but the leather is very durable and the color goes pretty well in this room.  
I think I need to go on the hunt for the perfect pillow (or fabric to make a pillow) 
to complement this chair. 


So here it is all nestled up to the vintage school chairs.  Don't they look cute together?


More changes to come, to, you guessed it, this room. Stay tuned.  
Anyone else share my problem hobby/habit?  

27 comments:

  1. love it what a difference. it looks like a nice warm sweater. love the color! and the leather cushion looks great with it

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  2. Looks great Andrea, I love the new look! Yes I share your habit!! I can't begin to tell you how many projects I start after the kids go to bed and then stay up to 1 or 2 in the morning to finish it. Martina

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  3. Great color you used, and it looks fabulous with the leather. It looks very comfortable and cozy.

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  4. Love it! Wow! I saw some great fabric today at fabric.com but I think it would be too matchy with the chair. It was called Waverly Sun N Shade Emma Lacquer, it was gray and orangey/coral flowers.

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  5. wow - what an amazing change with just a little paint! love it!!

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  6. I love the new look! That color goes perfectly with everything else in your room.

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  7. Andrea, the new paint color totally changes the look and feel of that chair! It looks so comfy!

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  8. I love the change and I really like the leather cushion with the new color. And I definitely share your hobby. It's like the book. . if you give a mouse a cookie.

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  9. Oh wow, so pretty! and such a big change. That room looks great!!

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  10. You have inspired me! I have a Pier One wicker table that I was just about to purge. Now I think I will grab my paint brush instead.

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  11. Wow Andrea you're on a roll...I'm loving this too! The greige paint looks amazing with the colors in your living room and the rug and I think the leather cushions work great too. Nice work.

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  12. it looks amazing! what a difference a color change can make!

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  13. Looooove it! Reminds me of a warm and cozy cable knit sweater;)

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  14. I love it, Andrea! What a nice change and your cognac leather looks wonderful with it. Your room is beautiful!

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  15. love the color & I really like the contrast between the new color & the old leather!!

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  16. Love the chair. I have an old wicker planter that needs the same treatment. But...most of all I love the term "habit/hobby". It really fits. Think I will use it.

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  17. good colour choice. I like the leather with it too. Yes, a nice pillow with a touch of the grey would make it come together perfectly

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  18. Its amazing what you can do with a little paint. Looks like your off to the races on more projects after completing this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Beautiful. I love the color!
    I'm your newest follower!

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  20. Love the color.Maybe you can keep the leather bottom and slip cover the top one so it'll break up all that brown a bit.Have a good day...:)

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  21. The new color is perfect. Ties in great with the
    rug.

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  22. ID LOVE TO FEATURE YOUR CHAIR ON MY REVIVAL MONDAY. JUST LET ME KNOW IF IT WOULD BE OK WITH YOU

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  23. Hi there this looks lovely, so warm and cosy Love it .. I am your newest follower !

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  24. I love that you painted that. I normally just think about painting solid pieces, talk about an eye opener:)

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  25. Love how this turned out. BRAVO!

    I wanted to let you know that I've got a great giveaway that ends Friday. It's for $100 to wallquotes.com, and trust me they've got something I know you'll love!

    Stop by and enter ASAP. I'd love to see what you would do with their products! See you soon!

    Artie
    http://niagaranovice.blogspot.com

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  26. what color was the paint for the chair?

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