Friday, 30 October 2009

Bentwood Chair


I really love the kitchen in the above picture from this months real living mag and it has inspired me to paint the bentwood chair I picked up from the tip shop for $5 ages ago as a project for the weekend. But I'm unsure about the colour, it will either be pale blue, mint green or a pink....maybe a stronger blue? Any ideas? The chair was sitting in my hall but recently I moved it to the kitchen table to mix up the rather boring chairs I purchased from officeworks (of all places!) when I first moved in. All colour suggestions fully appreciated!

Oh and happy Friday!

10 comments:

Melissa A. said...

I painted a couple of those kind of chairs last year. It is best to use spray paint because it gets all the nooks and crannies. I used a primer first so the paint would stick. It is so easy though and doesn't take very long to do. Good luck.

Casie said...

Personally I'm a green kinda person, I am trying to embrace blue, but it's a slow process. I think I remembered reading you'd gone overboard on pink or was that just the crochet?

Anyway, have you considered a pale yellow? Just a thought...

I look forward to seeing the outcome. Happy Friday indeed!

Sarah B said...

Oooh, I love bentwood chairs. Well, as I am in a duck-egg kinda phase I'd have to say blue. Aqua could look really striking though, couldn't it? I look forward to seeing the results!

Amanda said...

Just went and re-looked through your Flickr photos to get a better idea of your place again - I think either the pale blue or mint green would go nicely. I'll look forward to seeing what you decide on. Enjoy your weekend!

Eco possum said...

ooo, baby blue or aqua would be noice (different, unusual... sorry couldn't help myself, the colour bit is sincere)

kee and fi said...

i think you need to go with a colour that would contrast with all of your aquas/mints/greens that you love.

ummmm so how about an acidy sort of zinky yellow? mustard? orangey red? or good old white would be beautiful? i'm just crocheting up a chair cushion for a cane chair of mine - i'm imagining similar would look great on the final product!

goodluck and have fun!

Michelle said...

I vote mint green. It's lovely.

I have a white painted bentwood chair, (though I paid twice the price of yours -sheesh!) You've got me thinking about painting mine now...

Anonymous said...

Be bold... luscious red.....or vivid turquoise.......

Rosie said...

OK, so I have just discovered you have a home tour on Flickr, but without checkin' it out, I would say somewhere half-way between pale blue and mint green. Gorgeous!

Rosie said...

OH WOW, your house is gorgeous! (yes I came back as soon as I had seen your tour!) I just love the colours and the light and the arrangement. But I retract my previous statement. I think maybe pink for the chair. Against all those lovey blues and greens.

And I have also just changed my mind about our (soon to be constructed) entryway, after seeing your beautiful entry table (before the ironing board...which is very sweet!). Tomorrow...I paint!