The shoemaker’s children go barefoot. You’ve heard that expression, right? In this case it’s more like the shoemaker herself who is barefoot. I am always painting things to sell and often don’t get around to projects for myself.
But it has been a slow couple of months in the world of furniture sales, or at least for me it has been. So this past weekend I decided to tackle something of my own that I’ve been meaning to paint for quite some time.
It’s another small chair that I use while painting furniture.
This chair is nice and low and allows me to paint the bottom half of furniture in comfort. Normally it’s out in my carriage house workshop and it really doesn’t matter what it looks like, but in the winter I bring it in the house. When I’m not using it, it sits in the corner somewhere, so it would be nice if it weren’t quite so ugly.
Initially I was going to paint it in Fusion’s Laurentien, which is a pretty turquoise, but after finishing the cutting board makeover I did last week I decided to go with those colors instead.
So I started by painting the entire chair in Fusion’s Putty.
Hmmmm, pretty blah, right? I almost switched gears again at this point and just painted it turquoise. But then I reminded myself that I still had to add a few details.
So I added some grain sack stripes in a creamy white, and then a fun stencil.
I ordered this stencil from Etsy a while back, but hadn’t had a chance to use it yet. It fit perfectly on my chair seat.
Now I have a charming little chair to sit on while I paint furniture smack in the middle of my piano room (which is where I paint in the winter).
And I won’t have to hide it in a closet when people drop by for a visit.
What do you think?