Parsley, Kale, Bananas and Pears...
sister-in-law, (pictured above) a woman of many talents, sent me a huge bunch of kale so this morning I got to have garden fresh kale in my smoothie, along with parsley, bananas and pears. Oh , and a few purple grapes. It was deee-lish! This kale had tender stems which meant I didn't have to remove them, making the whole process much easier.
And I did paint a lawn chair...or two. These chairs have been in the family for about 20 years and while not exactly heirlooms, they are still serviceable chairs. I bought them as Christmas gifts for Mom and Dad to use here in their Tucson home, knowing that Mom could never sit for long in a chair that didn't rock. I have inherited that proclivity and when my parents could no longer come here for the winters and we sold their place, I laid claim to the chairs. They were showing their age so I thought some paint was in order. When is some paint not in order?
Here's a before and after. As I looked at all that blue, it came to me that I needed to add something. How about a big mod flower? I used some cheap adhesive-backed shelf paper to cut out a stencil.
If you're following along at home, remember that your stencil is the negative space of the flower. It only took me one oopsy to figure that out. I applied the stencil to the chair and sprayed away. I then cut a round stencil for the center and free-handed the accents.
I must say that I like Rust-O-Leum paint much better than the other brands out there. I bought another type for the green chair and it just didn't cover like Rust-O-Leum.
I have many more projects in the works. Home tour is T- minus 3 days!