Hi! It's been a long while since I did any kind of "around the homefront" post, so here's a little glimpse of the paint that has been being sprayed around here this summer. There have been many catch-up projects in the works, after a year of frantic deadlineage, and another year of deadlineage imminent. (Deadlineage sounds kind of awful, like ... "dead lineage"? But I only mean ... deadline-franticity. Deadline-terror. Book-finishingness.) Anyway, there were rooms that we never got squared away when we moved last year, and in many cases the way to make them less ugly was simply to paint some furniture and shift it around, and so we've been doing that, and other things.
This tall chair is something Jim picked up at a garage sale a few weeks ago as a great substitute for Clementine's booster seat, which was plastic and ugly and which monopolized a chair so no one else could use it. These metal step-stool chairs from the '50s are great!
But it needed some cuting up. Jim sprayed it first with Rustoleum:
And then, to Clementine's color choice of orange:
The new seat covers are that raincoat fabric that is water resistant on one side, but thin and nice and malleable, with a fabric backing, not think like oil cloth. Don't know what it's called, but it wrapped perfectly around the metal seat parts that screw on and off. LOVE the way it came out! As a bonus, it's also perfect for reaching the high cabinets!
Also in the kitchen, this old hutch which we had painted red years ago, and had grown tired of:
It got a new look in "true turquoise" by Glidden from Home Depot:
The kitchen is still a bit of a work-in-progress, with a table picked up at a barn sale, and the chairs painted white, plus this new magazine rack, since I hate the way magazines stack up on the table:
Pretty ready to be done with projects again for a while. Whew!
Have you been doing any painting this summer?