Feeling blue? I know I am. Color-wise anyway!
Who remembers these little chairs that I picked up at a lunch time garage sale last summer?
I’ll admit I wasn’t too keen on purchasing them, but my co-workers Sue & Cathy were with me and they talked me into them.
They were in pretty rough shape. I painted the one that didn’t need any repairs right away in Miss Mustard Seed’s Artissimo, maybe you remember it?
Then I hit a bit of a wall because the other two chairs were pretty wobbly. One of my good customers has expressed an interest in having these and she has a passle of darling little children. I didn’t want the chairs to fall apart underneath them! I knew I had to shore them up, but I kept putting it off. Then the other day I pulled them out thinking they would make the perfect winter project. Easy enough to work on in the house. As it turned out, they needed more repairs than I realized. One was even missing a crossbar at the bottom. These kind of repairs are ‘Ken territory’. So I called him up and asked if he had time to work on them.
Here’s what I love about Ken. I sent these home with him and he didn’t just do a band-aid kind of repair job. Oh no. He completely took them apart and then glued them back together bit by bit. He also replaced the missing cross bar …
And he repaired a leg that had a chunk broken off at the bottom.
I really hadn’t even noticed this problem, but Ken saw it and fixed it because when he does a job he does it right. Do you think that is beginning to be a lost art?
Thank to Ken, the chairs are now structurally sound. All I had to do was add the ‘pretty’.
My plan from the start was to paint each one in a different shade of blue from Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint line. In addition to the Artissimo, I also painted one in Flow Blue …
and one in French Enamel …
I knew that I was going to see bits of the original blue of these chairs peeking through my new paint, so I thought varying shades of blue would work well.
Seeing these chairs all together gives you a good idea of the differences between these Miss Mustard blues.
from left: French Enamel, Artissimo, Flow Blue
So Nikkii, if you’re reading, the chairs are ready! And if Nikkii has changed her mind, I’ll let the rest of you know if these are then available. But I’m betting she’s going to want them because they are just so darn cute.