Swoon Reader Poll: What Color Should I Paint the New Chair?

Hi all!

Happy Thursday!  What better on a March Thursday than a poll?  And not just any poll ... a poll about paint.  Woo!

A few weeks ago, a family friend stopped by with a house warming gift for us: a super cool thrift store find - a cane chair.  Here it is:

I love it.  But of course I want to paint it. I think it will be perfect in the guest room, which I posted about here.  I'm a little stumped on what color to paint the chair thought.  Should I stick with super safe and use my beloved Dover White?  Or go with  dark grey? What about a fun color like yellow or green? Or something completely different?  Please vote on this important topic.

  • Dover White
  • Yellow
  • Dark Grey
  • Green
  • Other (specify in comments)

I can't wait to see what you all think.  Thanks! And here's hoping the weekend is upon us in record time.

See you swoon,


  1. Well, I think the 100% votes for yellow does it! Ha! I guess it's easy to be unanimous when you're the first vote.

    It doesn't have to be yellow but I think you should get out of your comfort zone and do something bright and fun. If it were a set of chairs, then it would need to be calmer, but with just one, you can have fun.

  2. I voted white, although I think a color would be fun too. I was picturing it white with a fun patterned pillow. It's an awesome chair...I can't wait to see what you decide to do with it.

  3. Forget paint-- I think you should refinish it in a dark, dark cherry stain- almost black.

  4. I think yellow would look really nice...can't wait to see what you choose :)!