The more wood furniture I see around blogland that has gotten a paint make-over the more I like painted wood. Most of my extended family and a lot of my friends practically break out in hives when I mention the words ‘wood’ and ‘paint’ in the same sentence 😀 But I LIKE painted wood! It brings out the details of the construction of the piece in such a wonderful way – a way you just don’t see when distracted by things like wood grain and stain!
I also love white more all the time. My home is slowly, slowly starting to feel ‘white’. It’s getting there! I have a few more things to paint and now I have a new couch and chair to slip cover. I want to use drop cloths but this time I think I’m going to try bleaching the fabric first to turn it a bit more white. I loved how these chairs turned out – if you missed them you really need to check them out. Pure white duck cloth = pure loveliness. I would buy duck cloth except that I’m slip covering a rather long couch and a sort of large chair and drop cloths are cheaper. If the bleaching works out I’ll probably bleach the slip cover from the couch that is already covered.
I recently painted a couple of things – one warmer Saturday. Spring is having a struggle getting itself firmly established in Ohio but we have had a few warmer days. It felt so good to wield a paint brush and dip into the Annie Sloan paint again.
I painted a wood box that has sat on my kitchen porch for years. I started out with Duck Egg because I love the color. But I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to leave it at that. I ended up putting Pure White over the Duck Egg. My husband can’t figure out why I bought any other color besides white 🙂
I still haven’t taken pics of the box, but I did take pics of this wonderful wood ladder that I painted the same day. I found it at a local ReStore several months ago for $9.99. I debated whether I should drag it home but I’m really glad I did.
It hung out on my porch most of the winter but now it graces a corner of my living room. It looks quite at home leaning against an old door, which also got a quick coat of paint. The antique grain sack and dried flowers go well with it I think, along with my dress form.
The red of the little wood piece was cute and I really do like red. But somehow it was just too bright or something so I painted over the red with Duck Egg.
The ladder, old door, and dress form fill the empty space left when I gave the cupboard that was there to a cousin as a wedding gift. It is fun to have something there again that looks cute. I like it even if a lot of other people don’t ‘get it’. It’s old, it’s wood, it’s painted white, it’s a bit quirky, what’s not to love?!
Would you use an old ladder in your home decor?
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