I started painting furniture 13 years ago when DH and I were first married. I started painting pieces seriously when my youngest was in a bouncy chair, Fiona was climbing on furniture, Greta was playing in the creek and we were living with Frammie and Pa while we were building a house. Here’s what life looked like at a glimpse.
We have come a long way.
My first project was the 8 chairs that I purchased off Craigslist. I made DH go buy and pick them up and he thought I had lost my mind.
I worked for 2 weeks on them, mixing milk paint, sanding, stripping, staining, scratching, basically beating them into a look I could be happy with.
When we moved into our home 9 months later, I had a 5 month old, a one-year-old, a 3-year-old, a prescription for Lexipro and 8 gorgeous chairs.
I can’t help being really proud of these chairs. I didn’t think I would ever, ever sell them. But, when I purchase my white metal cafe chairs and showed you all the images, the emails started flooding in about selling these chairs. Where would I store 8 chairs? I had to sell.
I am feeling very nostalgic about them and the only thing that helps is that a sweet, long term client is buying them. She has two little children and appreciates all things old and loved. Maya, I may have to come sit in them every once in a while 🙂 xo