Thursday, June 12, 2008

A sneak peek at a surprise redesign

It's been hot in Rhode Island. I mean, seriously hot, especially for June.

So, what am I doing during all this? Spray painting tables outside (see them, up there, in the orange). Remember that client I mentioned? The nonprofit organization that won an office redesign? The office is in an old mill building and these tables are going to go in there.

I know what you are about to say... But, Mary, aren't you risking your life, spray painting outside in this heat?

Why, yes, I am. But I am that devoted.

I found these tables (and a cute little Chippendale mirror, too) in a consignment shop. The tables had been kicking around for a few months so I got the three for $30. They were pretty nondescript except for the shape.

So I spray painted them orange, and the mirror too. (They are the same orange, just took one photo outside and one inside. Try to keep up, please.)

Besides heat stroke, I got spray paint on my hands, feet, and the lining of my lungs. (Because gloves and a mask were upward of two to three steps away and I Don't Have Time For That.)

I know what you are about to say... But, Mary, aren't you risking your life, spray painting without gloves and a mask?

Why, yes, I am. But I am that devoted.

The tables are going to serve as a coffee table in front of a sofa in the office. Now that I look at them, aren't they shaped a little like bear faces? Like you could have painted them out as animals and used them in a child's room?

Oh sure, now everyone wants them.

Next time you are scouting around, keep your eyes open. You might find something you can transform.

But, hey, this is dangerous work. Let's be careful out there.

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3 comments:

Kimba said...

Hi Mary! Great post! I saw you on Tip Junkie and just had to come check it out for myself. I'll spray paint pretty much anything that doesn't run away from me.

I had the other spray painting tip on Tip Junkie today. Off to read more or your blog!

Jen said...

I also spotted you on Tip Junkie. Love that trio of tables as a coffe table. You're right. If you pay attention and think outside the box, there are some amazing finds out there!

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