DIY DEBATE: painted chairs

Wednesday, 9 April 2014
I recently inherited a set of 4 dining chairs from my Granny - they're beautifully made and nice and compact for our small eating space, but they're very 'wooden'. I'm not a fan of lots of mismatched wood tones, and with our solid kitchen counters and distressed schoolhouse table that we have, I think it would just be overkill. I've seen so many painted versions around and I love the idea of a pretty DIY makeover.



The two-tone effect is really fun and would still keep some of the integrity of the wood. I have also been toying with the idea of just painting the middle set of dowels on the back. That's my chair in its natural state, by the way. At first I thought it would be irreverent to paint my Granny's furniture, but then I remembered that the pastel blue chairs we currently have were painted by her, over the bright yellow that my Great Granny had chosen before! {top (via), right}


I'm loving the idea of dipped legs - what do you think? {left, right}



Now I'm wondering if we should paint the whole set one colour, or have them mismatched. I'd love to hear what you guys like best? Watch this space! {top left, top right, bottom right}

7 comments:

  1. I love painted chairs, they make me think of Summer straight away - I really like the dipped ones :)

    Rosie xx

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    1. Don't they just! If I just paint the feet pink, maybe my boyfriend won't notice!

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  2. I think the dipped legs look is perfect, I keep hoping I'll hit the charity shop jackpot and find a few just waiting for a new home, but alas no joy yet. You could always start by painting the dowels on the back and go for broke if you like it? Looking forward to the big reveal!

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    1. I agree, that's what I'm thinking! Although I popped them in the kitchen as is and they are actually looking pretty lovely in all their natural glory!

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  3. Hi there
    Please could you credit the photographer in the top picture correctly ---> jonathanwgooch.com

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    1. Of course! Thank you for flagging it up.

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