I love the bamboo lines and even though it is old, it is in great condition. The best part is that she goes perfectly with the direction that I'm going with the room. I'm thinking vintage glamour with a lot of black, gold and white.
She's got awesome legs and the rush seat is nice and tight.
While I really dig furniture in its natural, worn and loved state (like this dresser/tv stand and these kids chairs), I knew I wanted to paint this chair. So I got her all wiped down and sprayed her with primer.
Then came a coat of black semi-gloss spray paint on everything but the seat. For the seat I picked up some gold metallic spray paint. Here she is, in all her black and gold glory.
Her new home is in the corner of the entryway just under where the keys are currently hanging. It fits perfectly and will be a great place to put shoes on since we'll probably replace our bench with a new-to-me dresser or buffet that I can refinish.
It will also be a perch for the kitties, especially since they get a nice view of the great outdoors whenever the front door is open.
Oh and remember that I mentioned getting three chairs from the Restore that day? These are the other two.
So this begins a new era in the entryway. Here's what I hope to accomplish in this room and I can already check one off:
- Paint and stencil the walls
- Paint the doors and trim
Find and paint a chair for the corner
- Find and paint a dresser to replace the bench
- Get an electrician to install an outlet (there are none currently) for a lamp
- Get some art up on the walls and some accessories
- Replace our mail organizer (which is NOT organized) with a mail bucket on the dresser
- Find a new light fixture for the room
Is it weird that I think it is fun to come up with a new list of to dos? Anyone else working on your entryway? Or are you focused on another room? I have to admit that it is sort of fun to do this room since it is small and shouldn't require as much cash as other rooms (i.e. the dining room which really needs a new table).
P.s. I didn't freeze and I ordered a stencil for the entryway!!!!