I’m sharing part of my room redo for my first work as a contributing editor for Domino (the piece will go live next week – yay!). I’m so happy with the way this space is coming together. The Knoxville Gray wall color is moody and cozy, and I love the way it looks with the color of the new floors.
I’m also liking the red rug with the wall color. The rug is just a hair too small for the space, but I think it works great for now.
There was a spot next to my nightstand that was just begging for a cute little chair. I thought to myself that if I could find an interesting yellow chair that was bright, but not too obnoxiously bright, that would be perfect. Since I knew I wanted that specific color, I poked around a little online and in my catalogs, but kept feeling like I didn’t want to spend that kind of money on just a little chair in my bedroom.
Then a lightbulb went off and I remembered a little vintage slipper chair in the garage that I bought right after we moved here from a consignment store in Scottsdale. I loved the shape of the chair, but the mustard velvet and the ecru-colored frame looked bad-vintage instead of good-vintage.
To make the colors work for my room, I pulled out a quart of Rustoleum’s Sunshine Yellow oil-based paint and a small 1″ angled brush. I carefully worked around the velvet and brushed on the bright yellow paint. You can tape off the fabric if you don’t have a steady hand, but the nice thing (also the annoying thing) about oil-based paint is it takes forever to dry. I had one or two small brush-ups against the velvet and I just quickly wiped them away. No biggie.
I let the paint dry overnight outside (oil-based paint is pretty fume-y) and in the morning I had the perfect chair for our room! It was exactly what I wanted – a muted yellow with a small punch of bright color. I’m so glad I bought that chair on a whim. :)