I know everyone thinks that they have the best readers, but I know that I really have the very nicest ones. Thank you to everyone who stopped by Rhoda's blog for my guest post yesterday! I thought you would all be surprised by my family room! I'm a cottage girl at heart and I love my toile. So back to the toile for today.
I wanted to share a little makeover that I did on my chair that I moved from the living room into the Blue Toile Room/my office. If you want to enlarge the pictures, just click on them.
This chair was a thriftstore find from a few years ago that I painted and recovered. It was in my living room and I LOVED it there. But I found some $7 Frenchy looking chairs last year at Goodwill and I moved this chair into my office to use at my desk.
I don't want every piece of furniture white in that room. I still have a bookcase and my desk to paint. I thought a soft gray might be nice. So I tried these two colors - Reflecting Pool & Light French Gray.
Did you know Home Depot now has sample pots? You don't have to buy the quarts anymore - yippee! My garage was looking like a paint store with all the quarts I've used to test colors in the past few years. The only drawback is that right now they are only offering them in flat. They're under $3!!! (BTW those are all the pumpkins I've harvested so far - they haven't done well...too much rain I think)
I decided on Reflecting Pool. It's a very subtle color change. The French Gray would have been much grayer. Since I had painted this chair in a flat white paint I used the sample pot to repaint it. Usually I use satin not flat or gloss to paint furniture. It took two coats and I still have paint left over! I also changed out the material on the seat. I had a bit of this toile left over from my bulletin board I made.
As you can see I just covered the old seat without taking off the other cover. You've gotta get yourself an electric staple gun if you don't have one! It makes jobs like this soooooo much easier!
You're probably saying "But Manuela it still looks white!" It really does look different than the white furniture in that room even though the difference is subtle. I like to use different shades of white to keep my rooms looking too matchy and sterile. Heirloom White is a lovely color but there are so many other colors out there!
I think the bookcase I have to paint in that room would look good in the Light French Gray!
Thanks so much for dropping by!