Some of you know that I bought this pair of chairs a few weeks ago on Craigslist. Here’s the photo that was posted on CL — you can’t tell in this picture but the fabric is a 60′s green and it’s not in that great of shape. Getting them re-upholstered is on my to-do list. Matt thinks they look like old lady chairs, and even though I love the shape and design of them I have to agree that they’d look a little more modern with some updates. A few weeks ago I tried to stain them a lot darker and it looked FAB — but the wood wouldn’t take the stain so I had to strip it. Nightmare central.
So I’ve been throwing around the idea of painting them a glossy black. Some people I’ve mentioned it to are horrified because the wood really is beautiful — it’s just a little on the lighter side which makes it look more old-fashioned.
I’d love to hear your thoughts — am I crazy for wanting to paint over the wood? I’m nervous that I’ll regret it. I’m thinking of upholstering with a cream velvet and putting pillows in this fabric on them.
Here’s an inspo pic for keeping the wood:
And for painting them black:
Would love to hear your thoughts!