I love them both. But, I am having major decision paralysis when it comes to working on the rest of the room. I am going to paint these side tables and lamps. (If the idea of painting wood upsets you, I hope you'll be comforted by the fact that the tables have damaged veneer, and the lamps are actually cheap metal made to look like wood.)
It was the shape of the tables that I fell in love with, anyway, and the $25 price tag. I am thinking of painting the tables a darker color than the lamps, but I'm not sure. What do you think? I am sure that I'm going to order some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to get the job done. Everyone in the home/diy blogosphere is talking about this stuff, because it's so easy to use- no sanding or priming- and it distresses nicely. You can thin it with water, or thicken it by leaving the lid off for a while. There are 24 beautiful colors to choose from, but I am looking at these four.
Because it's starting to feel a little crowded in the room, I am going to swap out this larger roadside-find table
with this smaller one, another roadside find that has been gathering dust in the basement for four years.
The next big decision is whether to keep these teak chairs
these free yard-sale chairs.
teak chairs are unique and fun, these "new" chairs are classic, and I'm thinking they might suit the room better. If I use them here, I'm toying with the idea of using the same suzani fabric that I used on this little bench, but then I am a little worried it's too... feminine?
I intend to recover those wing chairs someday, too, but that's not a project I'm geared up for yet. Maybe there will be Living Room Decisions 2012, or 2013. Or 2014. For now, they stay as they are.
So, what do you think? If you have opinions, thoughts or ideas about paint or fabric or anything else to do with this space, please let me know so we can all move on with our lives! Okay, maybe it's just me. So I can move on with my life.
I wish you a beautiful weekend filled with easily made decisions.