Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Reno Project Update | Upcycling Rattan Chairs

So it turns out rattan and bamboo 'au natural' is making a come-back, and after my embarrassingly cheap find I showed you in my last post, I can't seem to make up my mind whether to paint or not! Here are the 4 chairs in the original Craigslist ad:

And here is our breakfast nook that they will be going in to:

Right underneath that pretty polished nickel Darlana, I'm going to be looking for a round table to keep the traffic flow easy. On the large bare wall on the right I'll be placing an oversized print from Ashley Goodwin - so I definitely need to consider the white walls and the airy artwork in my chair choice!

So first option is leave them bare, with either a white or light grey faux leather upholstery, here are some pretty inspiring examples:

Studio McGee

Amy Berry

The second option I like is a glossy black, every space needs something black as an anchor:

Lauren Ranes

Susan Chango

Last option I'm pondering is the classic white, easy choice and always looks good (not sure if I'd do light or dark upholstery):

Studio McGee

Here are some of my table options, all from one of my all-time favorite online resources O.co (and yay for Canadian shipping!). I'll need round, and relatively small (about 40") to fit our space, the possibilities are endless, but I imagine a white(ish) table if the chairs are left natural, rustic/wood if I paint them white, and maybe something totally different (like glass or metal!) if glossy black:

1 / 2
3 / 4
5 / 6
7 / 8
9 / 10
 11 / 12

So what do you think? Which table catches your eye right off the bat? And please weigh in on the chair options as well! I can't wait to get this spot pieced together!



Barbara Matson said...

Table 2 and leave them as is OR Table 8 and glossy black! I remember seeing that listing - glad you could see the potential!

Anonymous said...

Me being cheap and lazy - Leave as is and finish the sitting with white faux fur paired with a craiglist round table painted glossy white.

Ronda said...

White chairs with a seat colour pulled from your print and a dark table would be my choice. Can't wait to see what you decide!

Unknown said...

Love your style! I'm always excited to see your posts hit my inbox. I think the chairs would look great left natural, upholstered in maybe a light gray faux ostrich and paired with white tulip table. Love this light and airy look you are going with!

Karyn said...

Your home is looking beautiful! Glossy black chairs with table 8 or 9. Perfect.

Sara Z said...

natural with table 2 gets my vote

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Hello sunshine! I like 1 or 2 ....... I am loving the wicker right now. Good choice and your Darlene light ..... great taste girlfriend! I have a shiny nickel one in my staircase. You have such great taste, keep the peek a boo shots going.

Lily said...

Table 2 of course with natural look ratan chairs.

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