Tonight as I was bemoaning the fact that I STILL don’t have decent photos of my awesome Halloween costume, and am going to have to write a TARDY Halloween post (LAME!), I remembered that I have something to show you that I kinda forgot about! It’s the perfect thing to pull me out of this semi-blog slump!
I needed kitchen chairs in a bad way. At one (no, TWO) particularly unfortunate points, my family of four were surviving on ONE rickity chair. The first time with the well-loved set we received as a newly-wed-hand-me-down, and a second time just recently with a tragic craigslist purchase. Anyway, when I saw these chairs at DI for $5 a piece, I wasn’t in love so much as I was desperate. They were sturdy, and I felt they had enough potential. I have a red table, so I was limited as to what color I could use to liven them up–I wanted interesting, not overwhelming. I finally decided on just black, and instead of paint, I used a Sharpie. There are plenty of little mistakes, but the beauty of the design is that it’s meant to look sketchy. I painted a few coats of polyurethane afterwards to prevent fading or wear, and had them done in a jiff. It was a super fun, low-stress quicky, which is perfect for a girl with her hands full.