Last week when I was at my booth at Winchester Antiques, I turned around and saw the sweetest little chair (3rd from left.) I knew I had to have it even though I didn't know what I would do with it... I had my heart set on some industrial chairs with my recently repainted table in my kitchen nook. I currently had a set of 4 white Navy chair knockoffs that we bought before we were married. I always try to buy vintage when I can, but I was super tempted by 4 matching Tolix with my lion paw table. After I got that sweet black and white beauty in, I saw how wonderful it looked at the table.
Rewind several months ago.... I found a little curved back chair (far right) and it was so lonely. I bought it to sell at the store and painted it a weathered grey. I kept telling the Mr that I would get over the industrial chairs if I could find a set of 4 just like this one.
So, as of last Thursday, I had 2 curved back chairs with spindles in my possession. Cue a text to my friend and shop keeper Carol. She had a green curved back chair (far left) that was similar... different spindles from the grey. I liked it. I took it home. Then, we decided to go on a little hunting trip on Saturday. My goals: yellow flower pot (check, McCoy) and a curved back chair, preferably in white, definitely not red! And, as you can see (2nd from right) I came home with my prize in au natural! So, after being quarantined for the past couple of days, I have been pinning some tables all with misfit chairs.
me: I am kind of liking the really mismatched look of the chairs... especially the wooden one. Do you want to leave them as is?
the MR: no. I don't like it with everything else that is going on here.
me: all shades of white?
the MR: sure. whatever.
He had more input later, but it is pretty decided that they will be white, but different. I wish they were all *found* whites, but since they aren't, I do want them to look more collected and that different hands painted them. So, to get that look, I will probably use different kinds and colors of white paints. That black and white one won't be touched though. I love how in the last photo, they all have a similar shapes and spindles and different whites. I am honestly surprised it has taken me so long to collect a bunch of random chairs... I always loved Monica's table *wink*
Back soon with the chairs' makeovers~
bye for now~