Spring…it’s so full of promise. The fresh air that puffs in through the crack in the window, freed from the confines of its casing after the long winter. The smell of cut grass and the sound of birds chirping – children’s laughter.
Left: Mulberry Spring line . 2013 . Right: Rhianna in Dior.
It’s natural to think of the outdoors, but why should your fence have all the fun? Your furnishings are just as deserving of a fresh coat of paint as those wind ravaged planks. When you live in locals that celebrate the seasons, it’s natures way of saying, “dress for the weather”. Your interior should adjust to the change in temperature and temperament – just as your exterior does. Hello spring shopping. While its true I don’t need a change in season to signal a time for shopping, but others might.
A fresh coat of paint on a piece of furniture can change the mood from cozy, dark, and mysterious, to playful and light. Now I am not suggesting you paint your furniture every four months, you’d never get it out of the shop before it was time to do it again. Putting it on the curb isn’t the solution either. Perfectly good pieces deserve a second chance. When you buy furniture that is well made and classic, it can not only withstand the ages, but your whims.
As I look around my admittedly chaotic, and cluttered home (construction is not yet complete, and my carefully orchestrated existence is exposed…quelle horror), I spy the pieces that I have carefully curated, and consider which will go to the shop to be sprayed. If you are a DIY’er, or just someone that aspires to the same, there are plenty of resources out there to guide you on your skills journey. Whenever I am desperate to learn something new, super fast, I turn to YouTube. Don’t laugh. Everything you ever wanted to learn is packaged in easy to understand, instructional videos. Pause as many times as you want, until you are certain you’ve got it right. Me, I don’t have time for that. Someday, but now, my minutes are accounted for, and I must use them wisely.
My Bungalow5 Taboret will find its way down to Porcelain Patch & Glaze . 140 Watertown Street . Watertown . MA – www.porcelainpatch.com where it will buy its new spring coat!