Tuesday, September 22, 2009

things for you to consider for me...

i was unable to get started on painting my buffet over the weekend, because of the monsoons here in atlanta we were pretty housebound. but i did decide on a whim that this chair (which i don't love but until i can afford or find what i do love, it's a place to park your ass) needed to be painted yellow. and i had some yellow so a'painting i went.

here it is in the room...

what do you think? i think it kinda looks like mustard. and i was going for a more sunny, lemon-y yellow. i think this is due to the color of the original wicker underneath. yes, i should have primed it but i am terribly impatient. so now i am thinking yellow in general is not working in this room and that i should keep the palate a little more soft and neutral with maybe a pretty bluish gray, like a dior gray. also considering black. and white. what are your opinions? i really need them. don't be shy.
also..
my C&B hem lamp arrived and i love it. it's so bright and pretty against the gray walls...

*try to disregard the huge sofa in front of the fireplace..this is temporary. and where is my jamie to do some quickie styling for me???

29 comments:

Kismet said...

You know you could do another coat on that chair. I like your blog-cute.

Paisley said...

I think a blue-ish gray would be nicer. Then you should put the sunny yellow with a pillow on the chair. Awesome lamp!

BTLover2 said...

First, love your blog! You crack me up.

I think I'd go with the gray too. But be a good girl and prime over that yellow :) Post pics if you change it.

boops said...

ditto on the blue-ish grey

JAZ Creations ~ Digital Art by Christine said...

Before I read what you wrote I thought a pale robins egg blue would be nice in that room. So my vote would definately be the greyish-blue.

Simply Mel said...

Leave the sunshine outside and go with the grey/blue!

LOVE the new lamp!

susie q said...

No, no, no! I really like the yellow. Toss the khaki pillow and try one with a strong graphic pattern -- maybe black and white largescale floral. Maybe not mustard, but a punch of yellow is fabulous. Just slop on another coat and call it DONE.

ashley morgan said...

I always love a pop of color, but for that chair in that room, I would go black. Glad to see you're surviving that crazy weather!

LindsB said...

Oh, I like the yellow- it adds a bit of unexpected to the room :)

fric and frac said...

I love the yellow! But that probably comes as no surprise. I'm sure you have probably realized how much I love bright pops of color! I have a friend who has a wicker bar cart painted yellow like that and it is my favorite piece in the house! Looks great!

Rachel said...

My first vote would be for black. It's the best color to paint those odd pieces of furniture - it always always looks good.
My second vote would be for a gray.

But I think the black would add some nice contrast.


Oh, and you're getting the rain that we got last week, only worse. You're welcome. Have fun with it - we're still drying out.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I totally love the yellow. It's looking mustard like on my computer.

urbansardines said...

Well, I love the yellow! But, I'm not sure what the rest of the room looks like. But if the combo is that lovely blue you will paint+grey+yellow, I'd say it's a big "hells yeah!" :-)

Wanderings of a Wannabe said...

i love the yellow. but that may not be the right yellow. what about another coat to darker it up? i'm thinking a yellow with a little more black in it. and you need that yellow vintage lamp off ebay i had on my blog yesterday....yes! if not that, something else yellow in the room. keep it yellow. blah blah blah blah blahhh

A French Cloud said...

when I have odd pieces that need a facelift--I usually go with black--on wicker, wood--it's easy to work with, looks french, modern, bold, and beautiful. Good luck!

Punkinhead said...

I think it just needs more coats, and trade that black and white striped pillow for the boring (but well-creased!) gray one.

If you paint it blue or gray, it will be boring.

Jen West Design said...

Prime, sister. If you ever need some design advice call another Jenny (nifer) @ 867-5309.

Ms. Smart said...

8 words: orange chair

Nikki said...

I like the blue gray idea better. I think the yellow kinda stands out too much. It kinda draws the eye to that one chair in the room, instead of seeing the room as a whole. Definitely some yellow accessories would look nice. Let us know what you decide.

Condo Makati said...

The color orange stands out through the entire room but I like the chair better on its natural color.

finance jobs said...

I have to agree, the chair looks more beautiful on the previous color. I just wish you hadn’t painted it.

my favorite and my best said...

first of all thank you to everyone who has left their advice. i really do appreciate it. you know how it can be easy to decide what other people should do to their shit but when it comes to your own it proves a bit more difficcult. anyway...some of you suggested that the chairs previous "color" aka original wood color was better, but i want to remind that i don't really like the chair in the room to begin with which is why i painted it..to give it some oomph and unexpected panache. and i kinda agree with nikki, i feel like the yellow draws your eye to that chair too much..so i am still leaning toward the bluish gray ...but black is still a contender. my only fear with the black is that it will stop the eye too much just like yellow.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

You know I'm a yellow junkie, but I think I might like the chair better in charcoal or navy. I'm totally in love with your gray walls, and the lamp kicks ass!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I like a pop of color and I think you know how I feel about yellow. On my screen, it looks actually a little greenish-yellow. I agree with some of the others, another coat might do the trick.

Kara said...

As soon as I saw your chair I thought black would be better. I think the black will read as a neutral and you won't notice it as much as you think you will. Or charcoal.

urbansardines said...

OK, I must not have taken my glaucoma medicine because I looked at these pictures this morning and realized that you did, indeed show pictures in the room... um.. anyway... I totally agree with you that a blue-grey would look lovely :-)

The Townhouselady said...

I'm late to the color party but I think a nice robin's egg blue like the background of the print on the wall or the decorative accessory on the side table would really pop nicely.

Grey blue would look a little dull.

Anonymous said...

Go with the black or maybe indigo. Prob with light colors is not about priming. Prob is, light paint will always look tired because of the shadows caused by the strips of the weaving. Look closeup to see what I mean. From a distance, the color looks dirty because of those shadows. Robin's egg will give you the same problem. Maybe you could find a color that would enhance the pattern. Charcoal grey might do it, giving a tone on tone effect. I'm not sure, though. Do some tests on the bottom of the chair.
- Jean

Anonymous said...

Be careful: Too many pieces of painted furniture in a room can look sort of cheap and "first-apt.-out-of-college"-y.