Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Old Chair

A few weeks ago, I found this chair at an antique store.

Scouts New Chair

I like it a lot.  And so does Scout.

Scout 051312 01
Notice the photobombing dog.

So what to do with the chair?  If you look closely there's approximately 4+ layers of visible chippy paint: 2 shades of pink, turquoise, red and maybe a couple more.  You can also see bare wood in a few places.  

My options:
  1. Should I leave it be and let its true character reveal itself.
  2. Should I paint it a fantastic color.  Bright pink?  Red?  Turquoise?
  3. If I paint, how should I prepare the chair?  Strip it?  Sand it?  What's the easiest method?
If stripping/sanding didn't feel like such an enormous job, I know I'd paint it.  So, if there are any volunteers to do that task, please let me know.  I'll deliver.

6 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

I don't know, I kinda like the way it is now. Has character : ) But if you do paint it, a fun shade of blue or turquoise as you suggested would like great. You could also go for an antique white and then sand it in places so it still has that "lived in and loved on" feel. It would be such a fun chair to use as a prop for pictures. My photographer BFF has two chairs like that she uses for shoots --- the one that's more of an aqua color totally pops and looks great photographed.

Crafty Girl said...

I love it the way it is!

jean wilson said...

make sure it is not lead paint before you start sanding

trisha gordon said...

I think you should use your artistic talent and
transform the chair.

Anonymous said...

How much detail is on it? If you bring it this weekend and have no time table for it, I'll strip it for you.

Knittripps said...

I vote to leave it as is. Its character is charming.

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