Monday, November 29, 2010

Chair Redo

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! We had a quiet one, but Son is coming home next week for Christmas break and I'm really excited to see him! I've been busy doing mini redo's on the cheap-as in repainting stuff. Below is my before in my living room.
Here you can see the wicker chairs painted black. I think it really makes the room come alive. I have small touches of black in the room-black curtain rods, black frames etc. I've been wanting to do this for awhile. It only took 4 cans of spray paint and voila!
I switch out the pillows for fall and Christmas, but I think they'll look good either way.
I've also been painting some other things-I'll share those on Rednesday. Does that give you a clue? We were at Sams Club over the weekend and the greckles(I think that's what they are called) are everywhere. It's like a scene from The Birds. Look behind the tree and at the top of the building-they are lined up. They come every fall and it's kind of a weird thing.
Wanted to let you know, if you get a chance to see the movie Flipped-we rented it over the weekend, watch it! It's directed by Rob Reiner and is a sweet, nostalgic little movie that makes you feel good. At least I did! Have a Happy Monday!


  1. I've heard interior designers say many times that you should have at least one black thing in a room, and they must be right, because those chairs look fantastic! And that picture of the grackles makes me smile, because I told my daughter how much "The Birds" terrorized me as a child, so she laughs at me whenever we see lots of birds all together like that, and asks me if I'm scared!

  2. I love the black chairs! Now I'm looking around my house, trying to find something to spray paint. It made a huge difference, from not really noticeable to WOW!

    I love driving somewhere and seeing hundreds of grackles stupidly lined up on telephone wires as if they have nothing better to do. I guess the wires keep them warm. Funny!

  3. boy what a difference the black chairs make. Love the new look.

  4. Leslie!
    Too funny, what a coincidence! We've been having a ton of black birds (the size of trucks) hanging around. There's been a falcon in our backyard a lot, trying to catch a finch or sparrow I guess? Well - the past couple of days, the black birds have swooped down after the falcon (who is smaller than they are and the falcon is a predator!). So ODD.
    I think the black gives your chairs more ooomph too! They look great.
    Oh! We rented Flipped too but haven't had a chance to see it yet - we really wanted to see it when it came out but it was only in the theaters here for a very short time. I'm so glad you liked it! Hopefully we'll watch it tonight.
    AND ... I love Max!

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