1. If you were this ceramic hen/rooster pair, what color would you want to be, and where (in my house) would you want to live?
2. I have finished assembling my collection of mismatched kitchen chairs! All of them are from thrift stores except for the one metal chair from Overstock.com (I bought a set of four of these, and had been planning to use them all in the kitchen. Until I changed my mind. Now 2 of them are in the sunroom, one is Ari's desk chair, leaving one left for the kitchen). Most of them were eight or nine dollars. The most expensive one was that shiny one on the far end; I paid a whole fifteen dollars for it.
Now I have to decide how to paint them. I was originally thinking of a mint or light aqua, but I don't think that's quite right for the space. Then I was thinking of different kind of green, like maybe Benjamin Moore's Guilford Green.
But THEN I started thinking that I want to be able to move the table and chairs out to the sun room whenever the big kitchen redo happens (part of that plan is a big island with stools to replace the kitchen table), and I want to be able to do that without repainting them all. Because I suspect painting six chairs will be a little tortuous. So now I'm thinking a nice turquoise might work well in both rooms. Thoughts? What's your favorite turquoise?
I also need to reupholster three of them. I didn't really want to buy chairs with fabric, but it turns out that finding six random chairs (that AREN'T windsor chairs, because I already have ten of those for the dining room. Only one of them actually is a windsor chair after all. But a little different) is a more difficult task than I thought....beggars can't be choosers and all. And now! Excuse to buy awesome fabric!
1. Dave is back to work, so we're back to doing school. Sigh. I already miss summer.
2. The church behind our house seems to have gotten (repaired?) a new bell. It chimes every hour, and it's lovely.
3. Gus auditioned for Willy Wonka at the children's theater place down the street and was cast as Augustus Gloop, even though he does not look like this:
4. Foster dog #2 has already come and gone (though there is a chance he could come back; the woman who adopted him has allergic reactions to some dogs. No word yet. fingers crossed)! Those scruffy little terriers are in high demand. Here is Rooster:
5. This week is our easing back into the fall routine week. Next week everything gets crazy. More about that in separate posts, I think. We'll be very busy. Which is generally a good thing. Lazy summers make us appreciate crazy busy school years and vice versa.