Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Mr. Lettered Cottage here!
I wanted to take a minute to show you a project I worked on today while Layla designed the day away in her office.
A while back, while visiting our favorite local local flea market, we picked up three chairs and an antique table to use in our Dining Room. It actually came with a fourth chair too, but it was the only one that had arms, so we aren't going to use it in this room.
In an attempt to seat all eight of us Palmers around the table, we're using our beer garden bench on one side, and the three chairs that came with the table on the other.
At the head and foot of the table we're going to use what Layla calls "captains chairs".
I'm not sure exactly what captains chairs look like, but knowing my bride, they're nothing short of spectacular.
We decided to paint the three chairs that came with the table a color called "Foggy Day" (Sherwin Williams 6235). So I went to the store and bought a $5.00 sample pot of the stuff. It's much less expensive to buy paint this way if you're working on small project. It took less than half a pot to do all three of the chairs.
This is how the chairs looked when we bought them:
The pink, patterned fabric that someone had previously covered the seats didn't really coordinate with the color palette we've got going here at TLC.
After removing the screws that held the seats on, they look like this:
We had some leftover burlap, so Layla gave me a quick lesson on re-covering chair seats over lunch, and I successfully recovered all three seats while the paint dried on the chairs.
We're also going to use some tie-on seat cushions on them, for a little extra "cush for the tush".
Tomorrow, I'll coat them with polyurethane and screw the seats back on.
But before they get sealed, we'd like you to help us make one last decision.
We'd like to paint a small number on the front of each of them, in the center, up at the top of the chair back.
So our question is, should we paint the numbers:
- 1,4,3 (I've signed all my letters to Layla with "143" since we first met. It's my code for "I Love You". Each number symbolizes how many letters are in each word.)
If you'd like to vote, please choose your answer on the poll located in the sidebar of our blog.
Thanks in advance for your input!