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Friday, March 11, 2011

Loving Yellow Chairs

I must be thinking spring
or rather longing for it as there is still snow on the ground
and it was 25 degrees this morning

Anyway I have been loving the color yellow
so much, that I believe my new dining room
will have a yellow theme

So to get started on my new inspiration I picked up these

They were $30 for both
a bit more than I wanted to spend
but I love their curvy lines
and pretty details

I told my hubby I was going to paint them yellow
and he just gave me the look
The "what in the world is she thinking" look
I told some coworkers I was gong to paint them yellow
and I'm pretty sure I got the same look
I told Lilly I was going to paint them yellow
and she loved the idea
Good to know my 3 year old and I share
the same decorative style :).

I usually don't go for bold colors
I see them everywhere and think they look wonderful
but when it comes to actually taking the plunge
and doing it on my own renovations
I usually chicken out

But not this time
this time I went for it
even though after the first coat of bright sun yellow
I thought I might blind myself
but after a little distressing
the yellow was calmed down
and now it just looks warm and inviting and yummy

I thought about keeping the original fabric on the seats
until I remembered I still had some fabric
left over from Nolee's chair

So now they look like this
and I love them
and so does the hubby!

Just look at those pretty curves

Lilly's eyes about bugged out of her head this morning when she saw them
She told me she loves them and they are her new favorites.

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  1. These chairs are lovely, I just adore yellow! I always ask my boys for 'permission / advice' when hubby isn't around! They are almost 2 and always agree, must be the cookie I bribe them with!

  2. Those are really cute. Maybe I will take the plunge and paint my chairs a bright color.

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  3. Saw you at Serenity Now.

    Great chairs, the yellow is very cheery. And I really like the fabric you covered them with!

  4. I love love love color, and not enough people use it! The chairs turned out fab!

    Glad to have found your blog through Serenity Now's link party :)


  5. GREAT color choice, yellow does indeed scream spring, and who doesn't LOVE spring? I love the details you added too! Happy Spring!

  6. Im pretty sure I'd get the same look! LOL! But they look great!

    Visiting from Serenity Now!

  7. Your chairs turned out so cute! Love them!!

  8. Beautiful! Following from Serenity.

  9. Fabulous makeover! I love yellow paired with gray. You did a great job with the distressing too.

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Have fun finding a new blog friend or two. :)

  10. looks great them in the dining room. i love the look of mismatched dining chairs. i think different styles of dining chairs all painted the same yellow could be fabulous!

  11. Love the yellow! Very springy! I'm all about bringing in color wherever you can! Love it.

  12. I absolutely love the yellow! I get that look from the hubby all the time too, glad to know I'm not the only one!

    Here from Serenity, Have a great weekend!