Fetchballs I am excited for this post!! You guys are incredible and I cant wait to see what you would do to these pieces!! If you are new or have a horrible memory read this post to see what all of the fuss is about.
FYI my chair is currently under construction…
Lets get going!
Our first dilemma is from Julie, this is what she said:
I bought these huge 1963 Hollywood Regency lamps (sorry they aren't industrial :) on craigslist. When I brought them home I noticed that even with my high ceilings in the bedroom they were too huge to be placed next to my bed. Then I wanted to paint them and give them to my sister-in-law who has a crazy circus style taste (that's what I call it) but again they were too huge and covered all her artwork.
Then my daughter wanted them in her room but that would mean that I'd have to paint the gold and turquoise which I don't really want to do.
After all this I have no clue anymore what to do.
WHAT SHOULD I DO????
My suggestion? Leave them! Recover the lampshades so they are a little more updated and not dirty and leave the bases how they are! I love the tarnished gold and green! See if you can find (or DIY) short tables to put them on so they are off the ground but not very far. You can also possibly perform lamp surgery to shorten them a little!
Up next is Maria from Our Lake Life.
I could really use your readers help with a design dilemma I’m having with two cane back chairs. I scored these chairs off of craigslist from a guy who was looking to clean out his basement, he even delivered them for free.
I love them, but I’ve had them for a while and exactly how I want to make them over has me a bit stumped. There is so many possibilities that I haven’t jumped in and committed to finishing them yet. I’m not afraid of color but I’m having a hard time deciding on these. I know your readers would offer up some great Mandilicious ideas.
So Mandy will you and your readers help me with some fantastic suggestions for the diamonds in the rough?
My suggestion? How about 3? Take a color from your house that you love but dont use very much and reupholster them in that color of fabric! Leave the wood or paint them white. #2 If they were in my house and I had the patience of a saint I would probably gold or copper leaf the caning and leave the wood frame as is and upholster them in white. #3 Paint them two tone with the caning being a different color than the frame and find an old wool coat or Pendleton blanket and upholster the seats. There are just SO many options…
And last but not least is Jennifer
Love the new series you're doing! Here is my dilemma.
I love shabby chic, subway art, text, whites, tans, turquoise, sanded edges, mix of old and new, etc. My husband loves modern. Like black, glass, clean lines, etc. Must be the graphic designer in him. So we have the hardest time coming up with things that work for both of us. I did just recently redo our fireplace, which might be the first time we've ever agreed on something.
And I've shown him your newest project with the shelves, and he's agreed that it's a perfect mix of both of us. So that is next on our to do list.
Right now, my problem child is our entertainment area. He has these HUGE speakers, which can't be covered or disguised with anything since the speakers come out the front and sides. And we bought this center from IKEA forever ago. I just don't know what to do with it. I hate the color (with our dark brown leather couch, there is just so much dark in the room). I did buy some chunky feet for it, thinking that maybe adding feet would make it look less "I came from IKEA". My thought are to add a backing to it and paint it cream (I hate seeing the wall and wires through it). But then I'm stumped after that, since he's so far not budging on color. Maybe add some baskets? I don't know, I want to make it feel light, which is hard when it's such a dark spot in our living room.
My suggestion? Put a back on it (you can buy masonite at Lowes and have it cut to the right measurements!) Paint it white or light gray and then paint the insides Emerald except that bottom one with the books, keep that one different.
So my friends, what would YOU do?
Do you have a project that you need a little help with?? Tell us all about it! Send me an email with a few images and the important details and lets get this party started! (Single projects only right now, no room designs please) to vintagerevivalsblog (at) gmail.com with the subject line WWYD Submission.
Love Your Guts, Mandi