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
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?