I think orange is my least favorite color. I know some people that REALLY love orange, and more power to them, but to me, this bright color always made me feel uncomfortable. Surprising, since it is complementary to my favorite color: blue. But, when I saw these two chairs on Craigslist, I had to have them. Especially since they were only $50 for the pair. Score.
My original plan was to paint them and then have them re-upholstered. I got a quote from our upholstery guy, and it was going to be $250/chair. What?? Apparently the tufting ups the price significantly, and sadly, that was just out of my budget. So, Brian and I set out to paint them white, and see what we thought about the glaring orange once the paint went on.
We taped garbage bags to the upholstery with painters tape, and this worked surprisingly well. It took a lot of time, and a LOT of paint, but these orange chairs did grow on me after a while.
When we were getting closer to moving, in my heart, I knew that I could not pull off orange chairs (if that makes sense). I am much more of a neutral kind of girl, and the orange just wasn't "me". I decided to sell the chairs and a fellow designer picked them up for a client she was working with. I am glad these little chairs found a good, permanent home. I also ended up selling the pair for $250, which makes the labor of painting them worthwhile. :)