is the first piece of furniture
I really bought
I mean, don't get me wrong
I bought a couple of really cheap parsons chairs
and a thrifty coffee table
and a couch and a loveseat
Okay. So I've bought furniture before.
THIS piece though,
The first time my mom visited Seattle
and got to hang out with my better half
we swung by a couple of yard sales
This was back in the day
(and still really)
when Yard Sales were not his thing
He was a good sport and put on the game face
and said something to the effect
that Yard Sales are just ebay in real life.
I was living in the MIL/Basement apt
of this great waterfront property
Man I miss that place
Up the road
(and up the tram that carried you down to my place)
was a yard sale
where this crazy woman
sold me this gorgeous piece
Granted. It is delicate.
But it has made it through
a move down the tram and into my place (where I first discovered the wobbles)
a move up the tram and into HIS place (whereby a door got looser and he gently prodded)
a move into storage (whereby a drawer fell apart and he gently urged)
and a move into this place, down the hill (whereby a foot was stripped and he threatened)
All the while,
I've LOVED this piece.
Never in my wildest dreams contemplated painting it.
But now everyone else is doing it.
And I kinda sorta wanna give it a whirl
I mean, it's not like spray painting a chair.
And more and more, I'm pretty certain it has an interesting backstory
I don't know if I am gutsy enough to paint it.
Might have to paint some other stuff first
and then when it stands out too much
then go to town
I have a buttery/creamy yellow, a teal and a turquoise.
And of course some white
If you painted it,
what would you do to it?