When the Amsterdam Chair meet the Dijon Little White Tree

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I love taking pictures of things that inspire me even if it’s a rough naked shell that’s waiting for some inspiration. Sometimes I find the best transformations happen when you mix and match things you like.

There was just something about this White Little Tree that caught my eye back in 2012 when I was walking through the little city of Dijon (France). I knew one day it would inspire me to create something, so I took a snap shot of it for later reference. I’m glad I did because as you can see, this little tree, has the potential to make a statement. 

On my way to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam the other month I stumbled across this chair that really caught my eye.  It was across the road just sitting there in its bold, yet simple structure. What I saw was the amount of potential this chair had, so I decided to snap shot it for later reference.

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I believe this would make a great DIY project as it looks pretty simple to make. So here I have tried to photo shop the different looks allowing you to so you can see just how much potential this chair has. 

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Given the simple design of this chair, I would estimate it would take you a weekend to make it. It’s just a matter of measuring, cutting, and assembling really when you look at it. Then it would need a quick simple sand before adding your stain or water colour paint. 

If you are not a hands on kind of person don’t worry I’m sure a tradesman can make this for you. Simply show them the photo, choose your colour and let them make it for you. The entire project shouldn’t take more than one full day for a qualified tradesman (well that’s my estimation anyway). 

Now here’s how I would go about creating a space….

Whether you are going for a classic country look, a modern city vibe, or a beach type of theme, this chair can do it all!  I don’t really feel this chair has too many limits as the core structure has multiple facets. I'm new to photo editing however the image below is to give you an idea. 

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Here I have combined the chair and the little white tree which works nicely together under the white umbrella. This would make a nice area for the backyard or the front of a terrace style house, just to give you some ideas. 

There are so many possibilities here which I hope has given you some inspiration in how simple things can be created into great spaces.

Until next time, see it, love it, create it! This is Character 32 doing her best to help you! 

 

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