Friday, September 17, 2010

Black french doors and Linen chairs on a Friday

Are you visiting here from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia? If you are, it is an honor to have you here! Come have a seat in one of my newly recovered linen chairs so we can chat...It's my new favorite corner of my house. I call it my coffee corner and it is dreamy to sit in first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee. I knew I would love these chairs in my bedroom as soon as I saw them. And I knew when we painted those french doors white that we had made a mistake as well. They just didn't pop, and I think they are more grown up painted black in a master bedroom. Though I feel a little like a girl playing house most days of my life, this room makes me feel more like a big girl for some reason...and I think it is the black doors.
Remember my green consignment store chairs? They are now white linen. I did love the green, but the fabric was too damaged to attempt to restore, and the green did not match my room.
The white is crisp in my bedroom, and looks nice with the black doors as a backdrop.
So what are your thoughts? Have you ever painted french doors black?

Amy

19 comments:

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love your french doors black! THere is something about a black door that makes such a statement! I just painted our front door black and I love it! Your chairs turned out so pretty, you did such a great job! Have a wonderful weekend, thanks for the link!
XO
Kristin

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Oh my! What a welcoming corner! I want to curl up there with a good book and a hot cup of coffee! LOVE the chair makeover- looks fabulous :]

Jemsmom said...

Those look fabulous! Hey, we need a tour of the Master bedroom!! We haven't seen it yet! Those doors are wonderful and just make such a dramatic difference. Our front door is black and I love it! Have a wonderful weekend!

Laura said...

I love doors painted any color other than white! I have done black french doors for clients. Most of my doors in my personal home are painted a color (slowing redoing them when I do each room- so it's a slow project!) Love your "new" chairs- they are amazing!

Marden Family said...

I am so in love with those chairs and the black door backgrop. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Vanessa said...

I knew when you first showed those chairs that they would be totally transformed! They are just gorgeous! And, I LOVE the french doors painted black. Girl, you are brave! I might think about it but I don't know if I would do it and you definitely made them pop and add depth to the space. I think these are the first pics I have seen of your master bedroom and it looks fabulous. Maybe we could see some more sometime???
Saw your feature on Kristin's blog! :-)
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Annastacia said...

Hey! I am visiting from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. You have a lovely blog! I just wanted to say thank you for your little comment about feeling like a girl playing house most days. I always feel that way! It's nice to know I'm not the only one. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Richella said...

I love your chairs, and I love your black doors! No, I've never painted doors black, but they do look so sophisticated and grown up.

Funny--every now and then I have to tell myself that I AM the grown-up around here--and I'm 47. Will we always feel like little girls playing house?

deezie said...

Love the black french doors and love the chairs. I have to tell you, I have always felt like a little girl playing house and I am 46 years old. I thought no one in the world thought that but me. I am so happy to meet someone else :)
happy weekend and I love your blog
deezie
deeziesunshine@aol.com

Dawn said...

I'm with everybody else....if it's not too personal, can we see more of this room???? I can't figure out where I am in the room looking at the picture.....dying to see more! Love the black doors. I painted our front door black on the outside and the inside....you're right...much more contrast makes them pop!

Between You and Me said...

love the doors painted black...we've done that in a couple of houses and loved it as well.

Hope you're having a great weekend, Amy!

Jo said...

What a wonderful corner to spend time in ~ those chairs are lovely! The black on the french doors is the perfect touch to the room.

I'm catching up with your blog. Your dog in the swing is too funny! We are still in the throws of puppyhood ~ cute but so much work.

Have a great weekend ~
Jo

Sarah said...

Love the black doors!

Laura said...

I love the black French doors -- and the chairs. Lovely.

Jill said...

It's official: You are not human. Where's my thesaurus? Must find new words for: fabulous, gorgeous, beautiful, amazing. :-) Love the chairs! I must admit that I'm intrigued by the little hint of what appears to be silk taffeta curtains, in french blue no less. So pretty!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I absolutely love the chairs!! They are amazing. Also, black french doors? To die for!

Pamela said...

Simply gorgeous! I thought abt painting our french doors but since they are in the foyer I opted out.

LLH Designs said...

Love your coffee corner. Makes me want to jump right in and have a cup with you! Can't believe the perfection of those chairs! What great consignment finds!

Xo...Linsey

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

"Wow" is what comes to my mind! I love everything about the space. Your french linen chairs are gorgeous and I LOVE the black french doors... well done. I also really like your wall treatment. Would you share the products you used for the finish?

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