You could call me crazy – I like to think of it as making use of what we have – if there is any value in something – chances are I will find it. Then I will slather some paint on it.
When you visit, and we are sitting by the fire pit with a Muletini – I will tell you about the chairs we are sitting on….
Their life began over 30 years ago, as beautiful, natural wood with a couple of coats of clear polyurethane.
I would confess to you how I wish I had kept the natural look, it would have saved a lot of work, and paint.
Then you would notice George nod as you are reading his lips, you see him say, “I tried to tell her not to paint them, I told her she would be sorry some day.”
I take a sip of my Muletini…
It was spring in the mid 80’s, I was driving down the street, belting out “What’s Love Got to do with It?” – Tina Turner was along for the ride.
And there they were – in a front yard to my left, with a For Sale sign!! My heart began to flutter.
A beautifully crafted 3 piece set of outdoor furniture. Now Pat Benatar was telling me “We Belong Together”. I took this as a sign to buy them.
I never imagined I would be sitting in these same lawn chairs in 30 years.
Shortly after we brought them home, I was “Walking on Sunshine” as we painted them a pristine white, to match our other outdoor furniture.
Matchy – Matchy – it was the 80’s… We notice George shake his head again as he stokes the fire.
Then, we welcomed them into the 21st century with a much needed coat of charcoal gray.
They have served 3 homes very well.
And now – here at Lost Mule they have become……
Espresso, a deep dark brown – perfect for hanging out by the gulch as fire pit furniture.
Then with much enthusiasm I would tell you about using the power washer!
“I pulled that trigger and all that loose paint just flew off those chairs!”
Ta Daaaa — they are as beautiful as they were 30 years ago, maybe even better.
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