I Finally found some dining chairs that I love, love, love...
they are so sweet
and their little backs curve so that they work perfectly with my round table
It's like they hug the table
I posed one with some sweet little white flowers
I bought these flowers at Whole Foods and I love them too!
I don't know the name of the flower though...
Here is the chair before i painted it
If i could have, i would have left the cane brown
and painted the rest white...
But it was impossible because there is double caning
on the front and the back!
so i just sprayed away
There is only one problem with them though...
they are fragile
and there are some little cracks at the joints
I can tell that if you sat in them and leaned back
they might just fall apart!
Here is a seam, and if i wiggle it, the cracks gets more open
does that make sense?
Of course now i'm a little obsessed about it
and always wiggling them to see if they are ok
which of course, is probably making them worse!
anyway, i drizzled some wood glue down in there...
but it's still pretty iffy
I was thinking of getting some thin plywood made for the seats and gluing or tacking it down to support those joints
and then having little white linen seat cushions with ruffles made for it
Is that a crazy idea?
Anyone know how to make a chair like this more solid and sturdy?
Any suggestions welcome!
I don't want to have chairs we're so worried about breaking that we don't even want to sit on them!
Ok, now I want to show you guys this cool site i found
We are working on upgrading our webpage at work
and the guy who is doing it asked me to go to this site to get color ideas
i was in color heaven
I couldn't stop
If you like playing with color you will have a ball in here
Here is an example of what i did with one of my paintings
You can upload a photo and it will show you all the colors in the photo
It will show a color sample version
and muted colors
...all kinds of ways...
this is the site
You can go in and play without having to log in or create an account
I can think of so many ways to use this...
Like picking out a certain fabric or wallpaper or whatever
and separating out the color options
It will even show opposite colors and complementary colors
So go check it out and have fun
beware... it is addictive!