Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Hand Painted Table & Chairs - at last!


Here they are in all their glory. A table and chairs bright enough to glow in a brightly lit waiting room.

I took this photo in the early morning when the sun was rising in the east and keeping everything way too bright. You can see that even the verticles aren't able to shut out that intense light.




My, oh, my, how the high gloss enamel reflects every ray that arrives!



This is how they sat in the coffee room waiting for me to make up my mind about what I was really going to do to them.

I watched them for about two weeks until I just couldn't stand it anymore. Sure they were OK. But not OK enough to stay that way forever.







And, of course, this is how they were when they were first born.
Pretty wood. Nicely shaped. Solid looking.

Good enough to use as they were for about 10 whole months.

Like a blank canvas for an artist,
sometimes one has to be blank while the inner workings build up enough strength to be born.

4 comments:

Cindra said...

Adrian, these turned out fabulous!!! Did you do the trim on the wall, too? As an adult I would walk in that waiting room and immediately feel better and happier! Great work!!

Cindra said...

Hope you don't mind, but I loved this so much I put it on my blog with a link to yours.

Craft Junkie said...

I love painting and playing with color on unfinished wood. You made these so fun! I adore fun and bright and colorful! Awesome, Adrian!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Adrian said...

Thank you Cindra and Barb! I never get tired of looking at this set and it still looks fantastic after all the wear and tear it gets in the waiting room. The enamel finish of this water base paint is really tough!
Adrian