Points to anyone who gets the title reference!
Remember in my last post when I said I was building up the courage to paint my birthday chairs?
I did! Kind of. I painted one of them. First I did a test of the style of painting I wanted to do, sort of an imperfect, rustic look. I decided that the test strip looked okay, so I was willing to plunge in and do the whole chair.
The cushion was surprisingly easy to remove. Which really means that I couldn’t figure out how it was attached to the chair and flipped it to get a better look, and then while shoving on the seat had it fall out onto my foot. It’ll probably bruise, but that’s a small price to pay for great chairs.
The color variation in different light sources is kind of crazy. In some lights it almost looks like a pale teal, in some a minty green, and only in relatively few does it actually look like what the paint color is, which is a pale turquoise.
To help my indecision, I pulled out some fabric samples to see if any worked as pillow fabric. None did, but I loved the combo below. Even though they don’t really go together and definitely don’t go color wise in the room the chairs will be in.
I think I want to get my mum’s opinion on the color before I go any further. My dad loves the color because he says it looks like the chairs are made of verdisgris-ed copper. Which, of course, means all I can picture is that the chair looks like the Statue of Liberty… Still, my dad liking them is a point in their favor.
What do you guys think of the color?