The New York Times ran a story this week about a set designer who rescues and refurbishes junky furniture. Online there’s a slide show of her spray painting a hairpin chair on a city street. What she came up with isn’t Earth-shattering, but it is sorta cool:
I give her extra points for accomplishing this on a city street and for making the comment that she avoids heavily upholstered pieces to keep from getting bedbugs.
When I lived in New York I never attempted spray painting on the street. Now that I’ve got loads of space of my own, I can pretty much spray paint whatever I want. Like today, I am spray painting these white planter boxes my mom found either at an estate sale or discarded in some Amarillo alley:
All my house trim is white vinyl, so I wanted these to be not white. I thought maybe a really dark blue would be nice. I bought Krylon “navy” blue plastic spray paint, but this appears more cobalt:
I like the result, they are sort of modern this way. Here’s one filled with some begonias I’ve been really lazy about planting: