Recently I wrote about our efforts to redo the dining chairs our neighbors gave us so that they go better with our dining table. The neighbors gave us four chairs that looked like this:
I liked it, but neither Mark nor I loved it with our dining room table.
So we consulted the design gods by asking the Internet what we should do. We got some great suggestions and we decided to try painting the chair a light green — the same color that is on the walls in our kitchen which adjoins the dining room and a very similar shade of green as what appears in a painting in our dining room. Mark put on two coats of paint and this was the result:
And if what you’re thinking right now is that this green chair looks an awful lot like our creamy white chair then, well, yeah, I know. It looked a lot better in my head than it ended up looking in reality. Not surprisingly, we didn’t love it when we put it in our dining room.
At least we didn’t spend any money on the paint since we already had some leftover from painting the kitchen. Probably we could spend a very long time painting this chair different shades of green and then moving on to shades of red or blue or some other color. Probably we could repaint this chair for eternity, but the truth is that my enthusiasm for this little dining room chair project is waning. So we’re moving swiftly toward deciding to paint all the chairs black. That’s what Mark thought we should do from the beginning. I hate it when he’s right.