I have a dilemma. I bought this chair for $2 at a garage sale last week with plans to paint the frame and recover the seat. The chair itself is in pretty good shape, and for $2, I thought I could risk being a little out-there with my treatment of it.
My first reaction was to paint it a fun, vibrant color (maybe like this Mediterranean blue) and redo the seat cover in a fun pattern. My right brain liked this idea. But then my left brain had to go and pipe up and suggest sticking with my trusty espresso spray paint and covering the seat in a biege fabric, maybe with some stencils like this lampshade.
I think the left brain choice would blend in more with my current living room; on the other hand, I think the left brain choice would just blend right in with my current living room. And I don’t know if I want that. It’s a conundrum. So, now the two halves of my brain are duking it out over the future of the $2 chair, rendering it useless for simple tasks like vacuuming.
That’s my story, and I am sticking to it.
Here’s where you come in. HELP! What do you think I should do with the $2 chair? Funky color? Neutral and classy? Or Choice C, some fabulous idea that you come up with for me, so I don’t have to think?
To give you some background info, here are a few things I have in my living room right now. Colors are basically chocolate brown, grayish-sage green, and beachy blue.
As you come up with all your wonderful ideas, here are some of my own personal decorating guidelines:
- I don’t do the “distressed” look.
- Botanical prints are good, floral prints less so. Geometric prints rock.
- I like to use lots of different textures.
- The Blue Man Group gives me the heebie jeebies. Not really decorating-related, but important nonetheless.
So there it is. My challenge to you: Come up with an awesome plan for my $2 garage sale chair before my brain collapses in on itself.
Off you go.