Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Adirondack Delight

There are some amazing blogs out there. And some of them are a very bad influence.  They feed my delusion that I can do anything.  Cook fabulous meals from scratch.  Remodel my home overnight.  Train my dog to outshine Lassie.  Operate power tools fearlessly.
So when Knock-Off Wood finally posted plans for her DIY Adirondack chair, I had only one thought, "Uh-oh, I'm in trouble now."

I'm a long-time admirer of these chairs--love the style, yes, but the comfort!  They just may define summer relaxation with their obvious laid-backedness (what else could you call it?).  Plus they have that lovely wide arm that's like a mini-table fit for lemonade or fruit smoothies or a morning bowl of cereal while I lounge and admire the waterlilies.

Not that I have the room for another chair--The Big Guy is still in residence accompanied by his sofa bed, recliner, Golden Retriever and patio set--but surely I could fit it in somewhere.  The only question is, "What color (this link has a rainbow of chairs) should it be?"

What color would be perfect in your garden?  Would you choose soft neutrals or bright primaries or yummy pastels?  Do you think a chair has to match your flower palette?  These are all Very Important Questions in my on-going search for summer patio perfection.  I just wouldn't be able to fully relax if I thought my chair was the wrong color.  So...maybe a circle of Adirondacks in all my favorite colors would be the answer?
I think my summer to-do list just got a little longer.


  1. just stumbled upon your blog this afternoon.... I can fully relate with the added projects. My trouble is I add the projects and don't always get them finished! I love the chairs and hope you make one. I would definately match it to my garden colors which are pastels.

  2. I tend to lean towards the earthy greens anywhere from mossy colors to bluish greens. Green is just a soothing color, and since this chair is for relaxation, it just seems right.

  3. I'd go for the red one, I love red in a garden... but I fear my garden will not be nice enough for one of these chairs!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. I used to love these chairs...but now I'd probably not like getting out of it. Too low for this old girl! But still love them. Have fun making them.

  5. I like neutrals myself, but I have seen them in purple and they looked terrific... must be the contrast with the greens of the garden. But, I prefer to blend in:)

  6. I love LOVe Adirondack chairs! They are the perfect lounging outside chair. My mother has two on her porch and my brother painted them white and green. If I got some I would be a sucker for that red, I love me some red. Alas I fear the harsh Vegas sun would wreck havoc on these beauties. :(