Anyway, I've been working on a little antique phone chair I found recently. It was dark and definitely dated. I couldn't rip the old stained satin fabric off the seat and throw it away quick enough. I think I've been on a white and ivory kick lately, why? Some pieces just lend themselves to that. I paint a lot of dressers and I can be more bold and creative with them.
I always wanted to find and redo a phone chair, however I have mixed feelings after actually having done it . There are so many difficult areas to get a brush into...it definitely tried my patience! I think I had more paint on my arms than on the chair at times! I used what I think is the perfect piece of fabric for the seat. It was a piece I have held onto since recovering an old antique rocker that was my great-grandmothers years ago. It is fairly neutral, but very textural...which I love.
After I finished it I was feeling a little underwhelmed. It was pretty, but it needed something. This is when my hubby lowered the newspaper long enough to take a peek and declare "why don't you paint the top with chalkboard paint?" What a great idea! So that is exactly what I did. I think it would be great by the front door, a place to put on your shoes and remind yourself of the days tasks. Maybe even add a basket or box to the desk portion to stow away your keys.
The hubby is quite proud of himself. The truth is so am I. I would have lost sleep over this little chair and probably drove him crazy in the process. He knows how the story goes.
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