Have you ever thought about the phrase, “dry run” before? As I titled this post, I instinctively wrote that phrase and then wondered to myself, “What in the heck does that mean?”. I even had to Google it to make sure it was a real phrase and not just a figment of my imagination. Here’s the definition that I found, “a rehearsal of a performance or procedure before the real one”. Yep! That’s exactly what I meant!
So, today I will do a dry run of what I hope this blog evolves into. As I mentioned in my first post, I would love to get to the point that I actually have people who read my blog with the intent of helping other Armchair Decorators. I want to be able to posts pics requesting help with my own decorating questions and dilemmas and have readers comment back with their suggestions. Sounds pretty selfish of me if I were to stop right there, huh? But wait, that’s not all… I also want my readers to post pics of their questions and dilemmas. See, I’m not so self-centered after all.
Dry Run drum roll, please…….
Here is a chair that I bought at a yard sale for $3 (!) a couple of months ago. It has been sitting in my garage, waiting for me to do something amazing with it. Usually I am the first person to slap paint on any wood around, but for some reason, with this chair I might even consider keeping the (walnut?) wood. No promises, though. Anyway…
…this is where I plan to put it, kind of kiddie-corner in the, uhh, corner. Yep, it will block a little bit of my (most attractive- doesn’t everyone want them) mirrored closet door. That’s ok. Five days a week I get up at 0′ Dark-Fifteen when my hubby is still sleeping. To avoid waking him up, I pick out my outfit each night so it is ready and I don’t have to think in the morning. Right now I put my outfit in a nice pile right there, on the floor, so I would love to have that chair… right there. Keep in mind that this brownish paint will someday be covered with a nice, light gray paint. What will look good now, plus then?
Here are the fabric choices that I am considering.
So, what do you think? Which would you choose? Should I paint the wood or just wax it?
I really wish this wasn’t a dry run, because I could really use your advice. If you happen upon this post, please respond! (I will show “after” pics when it is done.)
So, what décor dilemmas are lurking in your Home? /
7 thoughts on “Let’s do a dry run here…”
This is what I think I would do–keep the walnut finish. But that’s me; love the warmth of natural wood. It also provides a very nice contrast to the gray and creates a warm and inviting corner. Don’t wax, rather hand rub and clean with a good natural product such as Howard’s Orange Oil, then also hand rub with Howard’s Feed-N-Wax which is also all natural. This gives the wood a beautiful glow and shows off the grain. I like the first fabric, the small print navy and grey, because it looks like it would provide bling without being overpowering. You are the one who must be happy with your decision though. Suggestion: set the chair in the corner to decide if you like the walnut frame or want to do something else with it. Try the different fabric samples on the seat and live with each for a few days. Your inner sense will tell you which is comfortable to you. Have fun making your decision. You go, girl!
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Thanks, Mom! The natural wood really does compliment our bed. How come I didn’t think of laying the fabrics, one at a time over the seat? So simple, yet it escaped me!
My inclination would be to use whichever material goes the best with your current paint because who knows how long it will be until those walls are updated?! I think all 4 would look great with the right gray paint. And I guess it is also a personal preference thing, but “my” favorite is the material that has a bluish sheen to it! Oh, and I vote that you wax the wood, or paint it white! But that also depends on the other furniture in the room! NOW, how do I post a problem that I am dealing with? Because it is really all about me, isn’t it?
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I love that fabric, too! I am getting more and more figured out in the blogging world. Just another phone call or two to my boys and I will have it all figured out. Stay tuned!
I’d say paint it gray and use the fabric on the right. It will pick up the black frame of the mirror and look sharp.
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Great ideas! It seems like my “dry run” produced comments after all! Thanks!
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