For those of you who have read my blog for sometime you know I have a thing for wall papering and painting. My method is madness. Usually, I paint with a sock and fall off ladders. Not funny. Though the end result (broken wrist not included) pleases me.
The other day at a brocante shop not far from our apartment I found two small chandeliers, perfect for other side of the bathroom sink.
As they were a reddish horrible gold color I decided to paint them charcoal grey. I attached them to the barber stand that I found at Porte Vanves, because I had nothing else to hang them on.
I delicately painted around the crystals. Such a pleasure to paint... I feel silly saying I paint: It reminds me when people says they cook, but really they are just heating food. I guess I should say I add color, because painting imples much more than what I do.
The barber stand made for a dandy painting easel of sorts. I hooked the two chandeliers on the candlestick holders, and put the paint can on the shaving shelf that goes around the stand. The French dark grey paint is LUXENS brand, mat... I'll tell you the color tomorrow because the paint can is at the apartment, and I am at the hotel covered in a color I don't know the name of.
I should have done a before and after. But that is so not in the mind set of a spontaneous sock painter like me. French Husband obliged in taking photos for me.
I miss taking photos with my camera, I have been using the camera on my cell phone, not the same. Though the idea of lugging my camera in the dusty, crowded, work site has been something I have not been willing to deal with.
The pair of chandeliers are about fifteen inches by ten inches. I have not seen many of them around.
Do you remember the French trumeau fragment (Trumeau is a 18th century (or style of) mirror that is usually placed above a fireplace. The mirror is framed, and above the mirror is either a carved design or a painting.) that I found? Well I painted it too, and had it encased above the bathroom door though it isn't finished yet...
The apartment is starting to look more like I envisioned it and less like how it was when we first arrived five weeks ago.
We hope it will be done next week.
.... Regarding my tooth, my back molar, it chipped. The dentist was wonderful, shorts and tenny shoes included. I was covered in paint and very dusty. I thought, "Why change?" She is comfortable in shorts, and I am comfortable in my paint.
The young dentist completely fixed my tooth for 64 Euros! I love French medical care. So if you need a dentist while in France, I know of one!