This coat rack had seen better days when the nice man sold it to me at a yard sale. It was painted black with a cheap plastic jewel stuck on for a sun. Luckily it turned out to be exactly that, a cheap plastic jewel that popped right off. A bit of sanding revealed dull gray metal. I wanted a verdigris look to it, but didn’t really know how to go about it. I sprayed gold paint in some areas and some dark turquoise left over from another project in other areas and smeared them around a bit. The next day I did the light aqua with the same interior house paint I used on the wall next to it, and wiped most of it off. I may spray a sealant on it eventually, but the wall part doesn’t get rubbed much and so far it’s holding up fine. Brings a nice touch of the focal wall color to an otherwise white area. I love getting compliments on my “rescued” decor!
Archive for July, 2015
Cat KonMari’s Own Fur
July 23, 2015
In today’s Daily Hairball News, we learned that long time long haired diva, Cat About Town, Jazz is sporting a new do.
“It’s too hot,” said the multi-colored Cymrik. “My human was complaining I was plucking so much fur she could crochet a new kitten every day. And heaven knows,” Ms. Jazz says, rolling her old-gold eyes, “we have enough cats around here. And she really isn’t that good at crochet.”
“Lately she’s always yammering on and on about this KonMari Art of Tidying thing she’s doing,” Jazz says, always happy to dish the dirt on her human, “and I’m all for it, lots more room to chase the lazer. But seriously, it’s ‘Does this spark joy? Does that?’ And I got to thinking. Yes, this fur IS gorgeous, but I’ve been sporting it for fifteen years and seriously? It isn’t sparking joy for me. So I discussed with my human, and got this fancy new do.”“ I think I’m really rockin’ this lion cut, don’t you?” the diva purred.
Of course, we agreed. Ms. Jazz is also known for her dagger sharp manicures!