Monday, May 2, 2011

2nd Time Around: Opinions Needed!

Welcome to 2nd Time Around. Please join us by linking a post that features something that is a 2nd Time Around to you…something from a garage sale, flea market, thrift store, estate sale, etc. Please link your post rather than your blog, and link back to this blog. Thank you for participating.

Sometimes I buy things that end up being more trouble than they are worth. I’m afraid this chair may be one of those things! A fellow vendor was closing her booth, and I got caught up in the ‘get a bargain’ mode and bought this chair really cheap!
I don’t have anything against the Saints, in fact I love them and was thrilled when they won the Super Bowl. But I think this chair needs a make over! So, I’m asking for your help. What color do you think I should paint it? I already have white and black spray paint, and I know those are neutral colors that many people like. So, should I paint it black or white? Or a bright retro color like lime green? Or leave it as it is and sell it CHEAP?
Help me out….I’m having a hard time making a decision! LOL Or maybe I’m just lazy! So, leave me a comment…one word will do. What color would ‘speak’ to you if you had  this chair?


Thanks for stopping by and hope you will join in!


deb said...

I see it as white. But it's been my experience that wicker soaks up alot of paint. Good luck!
Love the shape!

bj said...

If it were mine and I was going to keep it, lime green with a cushion of hot pinks and lime greens would be my choice. If I were going to sell it, white wicker is ALWAYS good.
Thanks, Diane, for always hosting this fun meme.
xo bj

Jeanne said...

Hi Diane, the easy way is cushions and sell it. The thrift stores often have cushions. I like it!

White wicker is nice and you already have the paint. That's if you feel like painting! Smile.

Hugs, Jeanne
Thanks for letting me know you are all ok from those terrible storms. My prayers go out to all who have suffered losses.

Southern Lady said...

I agree with the others ... since you're going to sell it, white would probably be the best choice. If you were going to keep it, a bold, bright color would be nice, especially, like BJ said, with colorful cushions.

Whichever way you go, you should sell it quickly this time of year!

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

If it were mine I'd paint it black or lime green because I wear a lot of that color and have it all over my Condo. BUT if I were to sell it I'd go with white so it matches most of the wicker people have. How about painting it white and adding a fun color cushion like hot pink or lime green?

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I think I'd go for black (especially since it will be easier to cover the already black fleur de lis that way :-) and add a pop of color with a fun lime/black/white print cushion. The cushion can easily be swapped out, too, if you change your mind on the lime down the road. Whatever you pics!

p.s. Got to the Magazine St Antique Center on Monday! And Sucre, mais oui. :-)

Sandy said...

Funny you should say lime green because that's the color I was thinking when you said "paint"! Go for the green!!