The daylight is softer, the shadows gentler, the breezes more playful, the crickets less hurried with their chirping. Meanwhile the fall bloomers are beginning to color my garden in soft hazy hues.
Yes. I've been clipping off the hollyhocks and old tiger lilies with a bit of regret. And the waterlilies have more yellow leaves than flowers.
Today my summer pastels are being replaced by my September wallhangings. Their harvest colors are so homey. Rusts and sunflower golds and olive greens and deep ivories--ahh, they make me want to come inside and feather my nest. I want to rearrange my furniture and plump up some pillows for cozy evenings with Netflix and an embroidery hoop.
Today is going to be a perfect day, I can tell.
While I wait for the varnish and stain to dissolve on the desks, my iron bed is going to provide instant gratification via my palm sander.
When the last bit of paint is sanded off, I'm ready for the next step. I spent last night "shopping" at this website for a new finish. (I like Blacksmyth, Ralph Lauren Waxed and White Chipped.) The trick seems to be the combination of a primer, colors, and judicious sanding.
Then I started browsing colors.
I was leaning towards ivory white...
but I love the red finish (focus on the color not the comforter that shouldn't be inflicted on any child no matter how bad they've been.
I truly love this black.
I want to know why no one's done a bed in apple-green?
I can't go wrong whatever finish I choose because if there's anything easier than removing paint from metal, I've never encountered it.
Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it's off to work I go!
p.s. Can't I get ONE person who wants me to scrape popcorn?!