Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Fibro Beach Shack' The Adirondack Chairs'

Apparently one must have  'Adirondack' chairs at there beach houses.  Naturally not a girl who wants to miss out on anything, I went searching for them.  Firstly I tried Ebay and  Gumtree, then visited a few of my favourite old wares, junk and antique stores, they old ones are like hens teeth.  I really wanted one that had been loved and showed some character. (basically the budget is starting to look a bit grim and I am eeking out the money in dribs and drabs, looking for a bargain here and there.  
These Adirondack chairs have quite a history, here, and when I googled Adirondack retail Sydney, I came up with all kinds of versions of the Adirondack, varying in shape, size and price range, available in flat packs, custom orders etc. etc. etc.  Definitely no more flat packs at the this stage of the project, I'm over the alan key.  Enter Jamie Drury........Jamie (gardener to the stars)  has a range of not too shabby patio, and garden furniture available at Big W, and to my surprise he does a version of the Adirondack, and I could buy it on line and have it delivered, so Jamie at $198 each, you got me at, on line and home delivery...............................
The chairs arrived promptly on the day and time I was quoted, I was so happy with the whole internet experience, doing a little dance in my front garden as the men carried the boxed chairs and even put them in the back of my car.   Yahoooo.  Up to the fibro beach shack they were bound and stayed in their boxes the stayed until the deck was complete.  Deck complete, I opened the box and proudly set my collapsible (? great for storage) Adirondack chairs on the deck.  Is it me or is it you?  Do those chairs look slightly grey?  Each time a friend popped in I would ask these two questions.  Same answer. Yes they are greyish, but, but the box says white.  I immediately climbed on the roof (the only place I can get Internet and phone service, so if you call me and I don't answer my phone, call again and give me time to get up on the roof) I search Big W 'Adirondack chair' and here it is telling me the colour is OYSTER WHITE, that can't be right, I swear it just said white when I purchased them on line.  Long story short. They used to come in white when I ordered mine..la, la, la.....but the new shipment came in oyster white and I happened to get two of the new shipment.  
I am really, really disappointed, they just look grey and they definitely can't stay grey....so here is my opportunity to paint them a bright, retro colour or paint them white.


 Bright and bold......

 Retro hues as opposed to white

 Pastels


 I can't remember where I sourced this picture from, I just love it, the fabric is so wonderfuly floral.  have had it on my desktop for such a long time.  I am thinking of making myself one to twirl  around the fibro shack when I have guests, much more stylish then a snuggy in winter!




Should I paint the chairs white or do I go for a colour?

7 comments:

  1. I think you should paint them a colour, you love colour! I think they look fabulous in the bright shades but colour would not suit my yard so ours will stay white, however you definitely could go colour! xx

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  2. I must say, I am a fan of those chairs too. They are gorgeous and perfectly beachy indeed. What a shame about the grey. I do love the pastel ones though. They look like the perfect place to relax with an umbrella and cool drink on a hot day. Perhaps some cushions sewn froom vintage fabric too? :)

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  3. White from me - colour from the gorgeous cushions I'm sure you'll run up in no time x

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  4. I am so glad you stopped by my blog. What a treat to visit yours! I am loving that pattern and have been dreaming up a caftan/moomoo-like creation for myself for many years. In my imagination, I also pair it with a snug turban on my head, gold sandals, big hoop earrings, black eye liner, and a cocktail. Elizabeth Taylor in the 70's feel.
    I vote color on the chairs. We were in Jamaica over the holidays and all the chairs were different colors. It was so cheerful!

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  5. I'm loving all the colours you have chosen in your shack. Go the whole hog and paint them all different bright colours. Your house is such a cheerful visual treat that you just have to continue that lovely happy vibe you have got going there into the garden! Jealous of your future visitors! (PS - can you imagine the photo opportunities for Rowan sitting in a beautiful orange or chartreuse chair?!)

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  6. I know I said the opposite last week, but for those chairs I reckon go for colour! What a shame they came out grey!

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  7. I haven't read further to find out what you ended up doing with your adriondacks, but I love the image of the retro coloured ones - with the white one too... How many do you have? I clearly need to do some more catching up!
    Sheree

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