Monday, August 6th 2012
A  Right Leaning Colorful Mess

I’ve had two spider bites in my life. They were both in the last year, both after mowing, and both on a butt cheek. Is that too much information? I can’t discuss anything else until I confess that because DANG IT KINDA HURTS IF I LEAN LEFTISH AND THAT’S REAL DISTRACTINGLIKE, OWWW.

No, I don’t think it was a black widow. (It’d just be too ironic and awful if it was the bite of a recluse.) This one looks just like the last ugly bite and that was painful and weird for weeks but I didn’t get sick or die, it just hurt to sit and to try on maid of honor dresses if I wasn’t careful, so it’s mostly an okay precedent.

I’m busy painting everything. Chairs, chests, frames, and the stuff I haven’t painted yet or gotten around to, I envision in various colors that I might try just as soon as I get a chance to get my hands on them.

I just left my favorite paint store. It’s across town and has a bulldog named Bones who hangs out with you while you shop. I had a burning need for orange paint. And lime green. And a fiery red. And more sunflower yellow, because I used up all of mine, and that’s a nice problem. Warm colors. Hot colors. Passionate, statement, can’t miss me colors. Colors I do not wear.

A friend had a need for a milky chocolate and a sea blue/green. Pretty colors. I love it all. I like getting filthy and spattered and to have the colorful streaks in my hair and paint spots on my legs as reminders of the current color palette. I’m a happy, unapologetic mess when I look like that.


And the house looks like a crayon box is exploding everywhere, more and more every day.

But… eh. That’s not a bad thing.

I’d add cushions to those, but it’s a bit difficult to get inspired to do that when you can’t sit down anyway, thanks, stupidspider.

Actually it’s a staple gun issue. It’s too infuriating to even describe.

They’ll be cuter with their seats on. And, you know, functional.


7 Comments on “A Right Leaning Colorful Mess”

August 6th, 2012
4:34 pm

So i just saw a newspaper article where someone took 3 chair frames similar to these and put a piece of wood across and upholstered it all as a bench. do a Google images search for bench made of chairs.

August 6th, 2012
5:48 pm

How adorable! They just call out, Kelsey made me over!!
Please come to my house and help me find chairs for my Duncan Phyfe table!
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August 6th, 2012
6:26 pm

You posted a picture!! Yay! They are so, SO cute. I especially love the turquoise chair with the green inset back. Just adorable. I bet they’ll be gorgeous with their cushions on. I like the chest on the right too with its shabby chic-y-ness. Great job!
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August 7th, 2012
9:26 am

Remember way back when you were afraid of the daring bold statement made by the color navy? Ha! I love the colorful furniture. It all looks awesome.

August 9th, 2012
3:38 pm

i looked it up! thank you…! will need to remember this!

i can check craigslist for you!! i’m very good at it. : )

thanks – i thought i’d try the whole picture thing and was SHOCKED when it worked out. : ) The shabby thing you mention is an entertainment center, painted two shades of smurf blue, distressed, and the handles were spray painted barbie pink and the knobs were replaced with pink rhinestone ones. the boys came home and saw it and were horrified. (i love it.)

yes i do! you did an intervention right there in an outlet mall!

August 21st, 2012
11:30 am

Try taking Benadryl for the spider bite or the cream kind–it might really help. If it doesn’t, you don’t ever have to do it again.

The furniture looks great! I love them. What sort of things do you have to do to them before you paint them? Do you strip them first or just prime them good? I hate stripping things. I’d probably never bother if I had to strip them. Or sand them. Ugh. I only do that for people who are paying me to paint something for them. And usually not really even for the money so much as just because I feel obligated to do it right so they don’t have an excuse to complain about my work or hate me later. I’m really impressed if you have the motivation to tackle projects like that purely for the heck of it.

September 12th, 2012
2:39 pm

So cute! It reminds me of a scene from one of my favorite books, except in the book it was walls and Popsicles. (Do you call it a scene in a book? What’s the literary term for it?)

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