It has made an appearance now and then for the last several years but when Mike and I got married, it had a final resting place in our attic. However, when we moved a couple of months ago, it saw the light of day again and I decided it would be a nice addition to our front porch. I had wanted a wicker chair for the front porch and even though it's not the garden style that you normally see, I thought it would work.
For all these years, this chair has been the natural wicker color, like a tannish brown. Then I started blogging and life changed, for me and the chair!. Spray paint was now new in my vocabulary and since this chair needed a lift, it was the first experiment. I first painted it off white, like this.
I put it on our front porch, but since our house is white, with black shutters, the chair got lost. So, on to Plan B. Black seemed to be such an inspiring color for so many of you, so I tried it...and succeeded!
It still needed a little something though. Just a little color. My mom made the pillow using and old sofa pillow I had and some of the fabric I got a few weeks ago at the flea market. Now, it doesn't get lost, but stands out! Hooray!
Also, yesterday was the first day back to school for Mike. He is a high school math teacher at one of the magnet schools. Not only is he a math teacher, but he's one of those teachers. You know, the kind that actually teaches and the kids come away having actually learned something. But he's also one of those teachers too, the kind that gives homework on the first day of school!
I am so thankful to be married to someone who loves what they do and wants to continue doing it as long as he can! In honor of his first day back I made one of his favorite meals, Poppyseed Chicken...it gets a 10 every time!