Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A few projects finished and unfinished

 My finished gallery wall!  Love it.  It's a few photos (mostly in costumes) and then general conference quotes. I plan on changing out the quotes after each general conference.
Yeah, it did not cost ten dollars or take 1 hour as was claimed on the DIY website we got the instructions from.  Oh well.  I still like them. However, now I just want a whole gallery wall just to hang up pictures of all my kids in costumes.  It would be awesome!  Trying to just pick a few photos is incredibly hard.
 In other project news, I finally found five chairs on the side of the road to go with my table I found on the side of the road last year.  Yeah!!  So I painted the table bright blue.  And I love it.  And I was thinking of painting the chairs red or different colors.  But I can't decide.  What do you think?

I also picked up this awesome glider rocker off the side of the road this summer too.  You should have seen me lift that baby into my van 8 months pregnant.  Hee. Hee. Anyway, I was thinking of painting this chair red or maybe the same blue as the table.  I have canvas fabric that I bought already that matches the table (it's blue and white) that I plan on making a cushion with (it's missing the seat) and then I thought of making a blue and red pillow to set on it as well to tie the red and blue together.
See I had this kind of idea in mind.  All bright and colorful.  But now, looking at these, I'm not sure I'd really like it.  I love my blue table, but it might be overwhelming with all the chairs a different color.

And these tables are all neutral while the chairs are bright, but my table is not neutral.  Again, why I think it might be overwhelming.

I definitely don't want it to end up like this.

I don't even like this.
Dude, I love this green chair though.  But it's the ONLY bright thing.

Maybe I could paint them white and then take up a new hobby of Rosemaling (Norwegian folk art).  I shelved a lot of books about Rosemaling in the library in Minot. What do you think?

Hmmmm...... I can't decide.  All blue would be overwhelming. All different colors might be overwhelming too. Red and blue only might STILL be too much color.   Restaining the one glider would require A LOT of work (plus it's all chewed up on the back, probably why it was on the curb), whereas repainting it wouldn't be nearly as much.  And I don't really want to sand down the chairs either.  So I really want to just paint over them all.  What a dilemma.  Please, any suggestions would be appreciated.


Kayli said...

If you painted the chairs white it might be a neutral enough color to not be too much, while still being bright and letting the blue shine through.

However, I think yellow chairs, blue table, and red pop in the pillows would be way fun.

Except that you definitely should do the Norwegian art.

The Haws Family said...

I agree with Kayli--I was going to say to incorporate the exact same colors, red and yellow. Maybe two red chairs and two yellow like some of the pictures? I love all of it.

Anonymous said...

I say do all colors and do the one by the road red. And----- all of it depends on how BRIGHT they are. You don't have to have them eyeball bright to blinding you. Or like Kayli said, yellow chairs and the other red with a pillow that has yellow and blue and red in it. Those pics at the beginning have some beautiful colors in them.