Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Take A Seat. . .


I was always skeptical when my MoMa said,
"Young Lady, take a seat."


It usually meant I'd done something,
and that I hadn't told her (yet)
and that one of her customers had 'ratted me out'!

My Moma's Beauty Shop was the only one in our small town for many years.
N o t h i n g escaped the eyes or ears of those small town ladies. . .
and when they got under the hair dryers. . .they told it all!


However,
this time the shoe is on "Mr. Ed's" foot, so to speak. . .
as he has been busy updating his heirloom vintage lawn furnishings.

During our Annual City Wide Garage $ale,
"Mr. Ed" and I $old many of our lawn furnishings.


We knew we wanted to keep these two chairs 
as they are heirlooms of the Family Farm.


They had layer~upon layer~upon layer 
of who knows what color or what kind of paint on them.

Armed with a can of Rust~o~leum Hammered Aluminum Spray Paint,
"Mr. Ed" was in his element.



First, 
"Mr. Ed" sprayed several coats of the Hammered Aluminum Paint

onto both chairs backs and seats.






Next,

he spray painted with an off~white paint 
onto the arms and legs of the heirloom lawn chairs.








While he was content to set back and enjoy the results of his labors,

I. . .on the other hand. . .couldn't help but notice the furnace grate coffee table!


All I had to say was,
"Mr. Ed", do you have any left~over spray paint?"


The next thing I knew, 
he was busy sanding down the furnace grate and those chipping black legs.


So~o~o. . .
now when I say, "Take A Seat", 
"Mr. Ed" knows it's time to relax and enjoy the fruits of our labors!




Until next time. . .


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9 comments:

podso said...

Mr. Ed is a good guy! The chairs look wonderful and how nice to sit where your ancestors did!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

These chairs are perfect, what delightful elements from the past.
I too have several items from the farm, and they bring me such joy.
Thank you for joining us at TOHOT!
Jemma

Laura said...

Pat- you did an AMAZING job!
Isn't it fun when our hard work and creativity pays off!t
hank you for sharing this at TOHOT!
I am so glad you are here.

Sylvia said...

Pat, I love the furnace grate coffee table and it's new look. Enjoy a break with Mr Ed. Sylvia D.

Eilis said...

The chairs and table turned out great! You ended up with a perfect place to relax this summer. I have two outdoor chairs screaming for spray paint at the moment, but they are not as nostalgic as yours.

xinex said...

They are beautiful, Pat, and a treasure for their special history....Christine

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a cute story! The chairs and table turned out wonderful! At least now when you say Take A Seat it doesn't raise fear! LOL

The Charm of Home said...

That looks awesome Pat. I love that type of lawn chair! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Pat, you table and chairs look great! Isn't it rewarding to salvage heirlooms and continue to use them? I bet you smile each time you sit! LOL!!