Tuesday, April 23, 2013

toddlers have no taste

Desmond didn't need a little chair but when I saw this guy at a consignment sale I couldn't resist.  

I wasn't worried about it's obvious wear and tear because within seconds I had decided to paint it.

I wasn't down for any sanding and so I followed a great tutorial here. Which included a primer coat with this guy.

Somehow I forgot to get a photo of the chair painted white. This is extra strange since it stayed white for several weeks while we used it in our kitchen.

I went back and forth trying to decided whether the chair should be a turquoise blue or orange. I ultimately held out both cans to Desmond and let him choose.

He picked Glossy Real Orange.
I don't recommend this type of decision making.

Spectacular Fail!
 I HATED it. It was like we were the ultimate sports fans of any number of teams. I also couldn't get road construction imagery or the Home Depot out of my head. 

It was just too bright.

I decided that I had two options. Try to paint over it with the blue color I originally liked or go for a richer orange.

Fire Orange in Satin won because, honestly, it was going to be easier to cover orange with orange.

And I was right about that.

Ta Da!!! An orange I can live with. Toned down just enough to protect my vision.

You can tell the difference right? Subtle, but worth the extra effort.

Desmond likes it too, I don't think he noticed the editing I did to his color choice.

All he really cares about is that the chair is perfect for eating snacks off the counter, watching his dada cook, and...

...it's the perfect place to sit and pull on his favorite yellow boots.

He may not have needed it but he uses it all the time. Spectacular win.

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