Cupcake chair for my daughter the cupcake queen
So glad to be back participating in Paint Party Friday #27 this week!!
Life has been too hectic to blog lately. My hip has been a hindrance too. Everything I do takes twice as long as usual. So I have been sitting down to paint furniture. During the painting process everything is a schmaze around here. We finally got some of it back in order, but it was quite a feat. I inspired the whole family to get involved. My daughter did her burrow, and a shelf, sil helped too! While I did a table, rocking chair and varnished the table below. Which was a nightmare needing a million coats, well so it seemed...rrrr
My friend was over for dinner last night and said she'd never have the patience to paint furniture. Funny it's what I learned as a kid. If you wanted to spruce something up, you painted instead of buying something new. Oh sure I love new things, but it's a strain on the budget. Besides it's really rewarding when you revamp old things to make them new again.
I was glad to see on the Nate Berkus show he's dedicating time teaching his audience how to decorate on a dime. By thrift store shopping for quality pieces to revamp. I'm not exactly in that category because I'm rather quirky in what I surround myself with. I love whimsy and need it around me. If I can't find it, I'll create it! I also revamp and keep certain old pieces of furniture because I've had a lot of loss in my life. It's a way of hanging on to the memories of those I've loved. However I do need one peaceful room that has only small splashes of whimsy to keep me grounded. I've also been warned that my house mates don't want to live in the cat in the hat house!
After my funky chairs were completed, as much as I am enjoying them I realized I really do want black chairs in my dining room. For that calm feeling while entertaining. The whimsical chairs will reside around my kitchen table as my personal eye candy, once I find chairs to suit the dining room. For now we'll make due. They're renewed and fun!