This is part three of the dining chair makeover story. Here’s a quick recap: Our neighbors gave us four matching dining chairs. Neither the finish nor the seat cushion fabric really goes with our dining table. So I gave one of the chairs an experimental makeover by painting it and recovering the seat cushion. The “new” chair is the white one below and the rest of the chairs are duplicates of the brown one:
Okay. Now for part three.
I had high hopes about this makeover. I really wanted to love my creamy white chair and new fabric seat. I brought the chair into our dining room and put it at the dining table. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either.
When I originally told Mark that I wanted to redo one of the chairs by painting it off-white, he wasn’t thrilled. He thought I should paint the chairs black since our table is black. Looking at the freshly painted chair in our dining room, I could see his point. But I wasn’t convinced. So I put the new chair at the table along with another white chair we had around the house, and on the opposite side of the table I put a couple of black chairs we had lying around the house. Since indecision seems to be the underlying theme of this chair makeover, and I can’t decide which angle shows the chair and table dynamic the best, I’m showing three different angles of the dining chair and table experiment:
By the way, in an outstanding DIY feat, on the morning of the first Christmas that we spent in this house, Mark and his brother made that dining room table out of an old door and some scrap wood. We had six out-of-town guests for the holidays and didn’t want to serve Christmas dinner on the floor, so Mark and his brother got creative. Impressive, right?
Anyhow, after I gave the first dining chair a makeover, I was trying to decide what to do with the other three chairs. That is, should the chairs be off-white like I originally envisioned, or black like Mark had originally wanted? I brought Mark into the dining room to take a look at my little white and black chair experiment, and he had some ideas. This, dear readers, is where you come in. Mark and I basically can’t come to a mutually agreed upon solution (although we’re being very friendly about our differences, I promise). And now you get to weigh in via this little poll I concocted:
I’m leaning toward all four chairs in some other color. But what color? So do any of you fancy yourselves as having a keen eye for design? Do any of you just want a chance to voice your opinion because no one listens to you at home? I really want to know: what would you do about the chairs? Add a comment if you’d like to explain how you voted.
Painting the chairs a color other than black and off-white seems to be taking an early lead in the poll. If you vote for that option, please comment with some suggestions for other colors — I’m stumped.