My friend found a table and 6 chairs at a garage sale. They weren't a good fit for her home so she gave them to us. GAVE them. So generous.
First they looked like this:
And the middle of the table was the most interesting:
Brian wanted to preserve the wood grain, but I kept itching and itching to paint it. So I did:
And there was the question of the chairs.
Henry and Svea used to really be interested in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Whereas I appreciate art and humor, especially in the form of comic books, and whereas I LOVE the idea of a male adolescent expressing himself through journal writing, I was not a huge fan of the level of sarcasm, practical jokes, and attention to the popularity hierarchy...but I guess that just means I am not a huge fan of puberty in general.
So I made this one:
Then I asked Henry who his favorite artist was and he looked at me like I had the cheese touch.
He said, "Lichtenstein."
I was shocked.
He said, "You know? 1960's pop art?"
Then he was too annoyed with my mommy-ness and had to leave the room.
So I made him this chair (not like Lichtenstein necessarily, but the colors DO pop):
I often have dreams about Magritte, so in ode to his The Son of Man, I made this one:
Corinne joined me in the painting and kept her's abstract. Then she put her vintage booster seat on top. Voila!
Only 2 more chairs to complete!!