I’m so excited to see what everyone will have today for Chippy Paint Friday, especially our hostess, Janice, at http://thefadedcottage.blogspot.com! Be sure to visit her website and all the other chipped paint lovers there. You’ll find some great, flaky and chipped, old, or new, and faded treasures that bring charm and character to our homes and yards!
This little side chair was a Salvation Army purchase. I had every intention of painting it when I got it, but that’s been about 5 years, and for some reason, I can’t bring myself to do it. The original seat cushion fabric was horrible, though. This lavender toile was a piece of quilting fabric I had left over, so I threw it on there, thinking I would replace it soon. Not.
I love older, quality pieces that are painted. I think they bring a sense of personality to a room.
I bought several of these big pots at Costco many years ago,but didn’t like the red clay color – it was begging to be painted. So I used a bottle of white craft paint, wet a sponge, then just rubbed it on around the pot til it was covered, then dabbed a darker shade of white over that. The paint at the top has come off, exposing the red clay color , which matches the brick coping we added around the pool a couple of years ago, so now it looks great, especially with the old, aged look of the chipped paint. I especially like the pink rose that grows so sweetly here!
BTW, pretend that you don’t see those weeds growing under the windows. Honestly, though, I have planted that area so many times, and nothing, but nothing will grow there! It’s total shade, and even impatients won’t grow. Maybe some fake flowers will make it. Maybe.
I bought this plant holder at Home Goods about 3 years ago. It wasn’t very chipped when I bought it, but it’s been outside and has naturally aged, so it looks better than before. I haven’t decided where to put it, though, or what to put in it. It just sits on the deck, here and there, looking kinda lost – but I enjoy it anyway!
Thanks for stopping by to see my first contribution to Chippy Paint Friday Now I’m going to click on over to Janice’s place and see what she and the others have to show us. Come join me there!
I hope you all have a blessed week. Be safe, enjoy your family, and don’t forget to keep “living in the Pink”!