My proj was a sexy Drexel re-do. These 2 side chairs were incredibly well-built, and had svelt, gracefully mod lines. They were a no-brainer at $2 a piece. Unnoticeable with their mid-century, grey-green wood, they were marked down and ready to go. Whoo Hooo!
Unfortunately, I don't have the complete before picture. You all know that grey-green finish, though, right? Here's the white pleather seat cover:
Very practical, to say the most.
The mod lines were begging for a brave new world, but as I lifted the chickadee yellow spray paint can, I felt a little guilty. I gazed at the petite little well-built Drexels, and couldn't help but flash to the 2 quirky blonde twins from Antiques Road Show. "If this set had it's original finish, it would be worth $3,000 more!" I entertained that thought for a mere second. Hey, I got no patience for that possibility, which is exactly why I'm holding a can of spray paint in my hand, right?
And when you look closely, you see the disaster of that darn yellow spray paint.
So. I used my brain, and went wild in another direction. Several coats of a peachy yellow I made up on my own, and then rubs of white paint in all the cracks and edges. Yummy... gardeny... buttery... good.
with a little parrot sittin on the shoulder for companionship. I was tempted to place a corsage on the shoulder but, arrrrgh, me showed restraint. I found those little parrots on some retro wooden napkin ring holders. Popped em off and painted them a deserving white. I still have the 6 colorful others left, and won't be touching those babies. I love them.
I had fun with the April fabric, too.
If no one wants these, I will relish setting these out on my front porch. They remind me of my grandma's wall of window paned glass, framing her Los Altos garden in the summertime.
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