During a recent Sunday dinner, I was looking through my sister-in-law's copy of Martha Stewart Living. It was an issue all about color and various painting techniques, so I was kind of intrigued. I passed on the faux bois dressers and gingham walls, but stopped dead in my tracks when I came across their herringbone LCW chair. At first I thought it was really cool looking, but then the fact that someone actually painted faux effects onto an LCW Eames chair was too overwhelming. I quickly went through all five stages of mourning: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The whole process took about 30 minutes. So now I bring this issue to you, dear readers. I've come to accept this near-blasphemous creation and I want to know how you feel about it. Would you personally ever apply faux effects to a piece of classic, MCM furniture? Are you a purist or a believer in personalization? Do you like this herringbone rendition? I admit that if I saw it in someone else's home, I'd be OK with it, but it's not for me (at least not on an LCW). I'm pretty much a believer in not meddling with the classics. Share your thoughts!
For those interested in actually trying this technique, whether on an LCW chair or, preferably, a thrift store find, an instructional video and article can be found here.