Since Ive been so busy doing real life things these last few weeks, I havent done more big pieces than the currant one Im working on..usually, I have a 3 piece rotation..Sometimes, I need to pull back. I get so busy with pieces that I feel a rush to get thru the "to-do" list and I dont feel like Im spending as much time thinking about each piece like it deserves...So, in betweeen this larger dresser that *fingers crossed* will work out beautifully...inbetween the out of town trips Ive had to take, the laundry and homework Ive had to tackle (holy geezuz, Grade 5 math! Thank you Google for being my silent partner in maintaining my "Mom knows how to do everything" thing ...Ive painted up some smaller fun pieces.
These chairs was LOVE when I found them on a road trip south..
They were scratched and dinged and dented beautifully....There was even a "D+J 1964 forever" carved in the wood.. Seems thats the graffiti of choice for all genertations of lovebirds..Made me think about D and J and 48 years later the whole time I painted...also made me wonder where all the chairs I, "C+__ 4 ever" ended up.
I did the first 2 matching...then in true Christie form, got bored. So, out came a different color of paint for the back support and a totally differnt plan for the third chair.
I added some numbers since these were more industrial style metal chairs, I just thought numbers were more of the right fit rather than flowers or birds or tree branch silouettes. I didnt want 1,2,3 either.....too easy and obvious...I also didnt want the numbers to match..Im consistantly difficult that way.
I highlighted the frame of each chair in a different metallic hue..this one was copper.
This one has a gold frame, and her sister is silver.
These were so much fun! I almost grabbed a can of spray paint to paint the whole shabang of the a funky color when I first got them , but they were metal..the reason I loved them in the first place..and these have taken since 1964 to be perfectly perfectly distressed in all the right places. So, I left 'em perfect.