Feeling Blue

I was feeling a little blue the other day, so…

I painted this pair of vintage wrought iron and wicker chairs I found at an antique shop in town for thirty eight bucks!

I could not resist. I cleaned them up, repaired some of the wicker, got rid of a bit of rust and grime, and then painted them cobalt BLUE.

I think that they look just so “café and bistro-like” in my kitchen. I love them, but we will probably not use them every day. They are somewhat delicate, a bit wobbly, a spot of welding needs to be done on one of them, and I do not think that my 6’3” hubby will feel comfy enough sitting his bootie on them. This time FUNCTION definitely follows FORM.

They do look cool with these hand made ceramic knobs I have on my cabinets and drawers too. (You can see a crooked one below the marble table a couple of photos up.)

I took a break after the "restoration" work on the chairs, sat down (ever so gently) on one of my "new" chairs, had a snack, and ate some delicious Bartlett pears.

Feeling even bluer and urged on by my little boy one rainy afternoon this past week, we made a blue "monster" out of some pretty shirts that no longer fit the main man of the house. My son actually cried when I cut the sleeve off of one of “Daddy’s shirts.”

When we (I) were (was) finished sewing up the guy, he was ready for a nap and so was I.

We will probably make more monsters with the rest of the shirts and scraps of fabric that I have collected from projects over the years. Stay tuned.

Ciao for now amici.