Monday, 30 April 2012

Dali to Locke

I teased it last week, so here's the conclusion of what I did with my sad old Dali print.  It was looking pretty outdated - which is to be expected since I got it when I was like 15 from a clearance bin at Zellers.

Now, here's something you may not know about me.  I love art, but hate buying frames.  It just seems like the dumbest thing to spend money on to me.  I hate it.  So because of that, I have a lot of things that need to be in frames that aren't, and a lot of things that are in broken frames.  (I don't know why, but I break frames like crazy.  There are so many frames without glass around here, it's not even funny.)

Anyway, you might remember this John Locke print I got at the FanExpo a couple of years ago.  I love it, and I did have it framed, but then the frame fell and broke and it went back in the closet.  But look at how handsome he looks now!

I took the whole things apart and spray painted the frame with my favourite shimmery metallic black spray paint from Valspar.  Then I flipped the print around - luckily it was mounted on cardboard - and spray painted it with some celery green Krylon spray paint that I had laying around.  Then it was just a matter of putting it all back together and throwing it on the wall.

Now, because it was a super cheap frame, it was one of those kind with the staples that you have to fold back to get the back off.  So that made it really difficult to get the glass out without breaking it, and impossible to get it back in.  So I had to pull out all the staples, then bust out my staple gun to put more in to hold it all together.  Fun fact - it's really hard to get staples only halfway into something.  You have to kind of hold the staple gun a little ways away from the surface and then hope that you don't miss.  And yes, I ended up bleeding by the end of the process.

But hey - look how nice John Locke looks!  Don't tell him what he can't do!

Friday, 27 April 2012

Vivian Vendredi - I don't even know what this is about

Vivian is a weird kid.  I fully admit this.  I have no idea where she comes up with things sometimes.  But last weekend at my mom's house, her weirdness hit new heights.

At my mom's, Vivian loves to take a bath with the other kids.  Sometimes she ends up having a couple of baths so she can get in there with everyone (mom has three foster kids right now).  After her first bath I was trying to get her into a diaper and in her pajamas when she started losing it.  Crying, screaming, throwing herself around.  Mom says, "She wants a Pull-Up like the big kids!"  Of course, my mom knows best and that was exactly what Vivian wanted.  So she got to put on one of those Huggies pull-on diapers and continued to play.  No big deal.

Then it was getting to be time to leave so I went to change her into her overnight diaper before we headed home.  Again, a monster tantrum because I was putting a "baby" diaper on her instead of a big kid Pull-Up.  Luckily, Grammy was there to save the day again with this solution...

Yes, Vivian is wearing a Pull-Up over her pajamas.  And she stayed that way all night long and couldn't have been happier about it.

What a little weirdo.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

In The Works...

I don't have much of a post today - but I have a hint at a post for next week.  I busted out some spray paint today to get to work on this picture that I've had since I was about 15.  Now, I like Dali as much as the next person, but it was looking pretty dated and I wanted to spray paint something.  So this won.

What will it be?  You'll have to check back in to find out!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Junk in the Trunk (and then drive it to the Goodwill or something)

I've mentioned on here already that I've been doing a huge purge lately.  I've been going through room by room, cupboard by cupboard, closet by closet, junk drawer by junk drawer, just getting rid of a bit of everything and anything.

I've just had way too much stuff around, and it was time to let some stuff go before I lost my mind.  So, it was goodbye to Vivian's baby clothes and toys, time to sort through my books and make some tough decisions.

Here's my current pile o'stuff that needs to go away.

Not super impressive - but keep in mind this is after I had already taken 7 bags of clothes and stuff to the Goodwill and had someone pick up 3 tables, 2 boxes of books, an exersaucer and a couple of bins of randomness.

I'm not done - the garage still needs to be tackled.  But, I thought in case you guys were thinking of doing some spring cleaning of your own, I would share my methods with you.

IF you have the room - having a holding area.  That pile of stuff is in the spare room.  It's nice to be able to decide to get rid of something, then hide it in there for a bit.  If it's sitting in there for a few weeks and you don't miss it or regret wanting to toss it, then you're good to go!

Many small passes are often easier than one big purge.  I find it's easier to go over things three or four times sometimes - just keep combing through and finding things that you don't need or don't feel attached to.  With my books, I would just look over my shelves over and over again, and even if I found one more book to part with, it was worth it.

Divide and conquer.  I went through my CD's and just kept sorting them into piles until I was down to a bare minimum.  I would sort out the ones I wanted to keep, then go through that pile and be really cuttroat with the ones I thought I wanted.  In the end, I only kept the CDs that I can listen to in their entirety.  That really cut down the pile.  I figure in this day and age, if an album only has one or two songs that I like, I'll just download them.  Physical CDs have to be pretty special anymore for me to want to keep them!

Try not to be nostalgic.  I got rid of all of Vivian's baby stuff.  Like, virtually everything.  And you know what?  It wasn't that bad.  I didn't cry over the tiny sleepers and outfits that no longer fit her.  It's just stuff.  And I want the space more than I want the stuff.  Bottom line.

Get rid of the redundant things.  Going through my kitchen cupboards was a big area to tidy up.  Do I need three sets of mixing bowls?  No, not really.  Do I need four different spatulas?  No, not really.  It's amazing how many doubles and triples of things can be hanging around your kitchen.

Curate your collections.  I love my books.  Love them.  But it was time to really go through them.  I've probably gotten rid of a third of my books now.  It actually wasn't as tough as I thought it would be.  I don't need university textbooks anymore.  I don't need books I didn't like in the first place.  I don't need random chick lit books that I'll never read again.  I've kept the books that are important to me and that form a collection.  Be proud of me - this was hard!

I don't know about you - but I think that getting rid of stuff can be just as much fun as getting new stuff.  There's something incredibly satisfying about having an empty drawer in your desk or an empty cupboard in your kitchen.

Let me know if you want to come sort through my junk - I'm getting rid of a lot of stuff!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Outfit of the Day - Vivian the Hipster

Some people like to dress their little girls up in adorable frilly dresses and marvel at how cute they are.

Vivian gets dressed up like a hipster.

Yes, jeggings and flannel are the way to go for Vivian.

Here she is throwing a tantrum because she just found out you can't get The Wiggles on vinyl.

She's huge on the abandoned gas station circuit.

She's so over baby cups.  Reusable water bottles are the way to go.

The only problem with this outfit was that it needed cooler shoes.  As soon as I dressed her, I realized she needed some awesome baby TOMS or Converse or something.  Then we go to my mom's house and low and behold - a pair of pink DCs waiting for her.

(She has a new obsession with Pull-Ups.  More on that in another post.)

They're soft-soled shoes so they'll have to be for inside - but it was perfect for the pictures!

Shoes - DC
Jeggings - Old Navy
Flannel - Old Navy
T-shirt - Osh Kosh

Monday, 23 April 2012

Five Cans of Spray Paint Later...

I've been painting again.  Shocking, I know.  I've actually been wanting to paint my desk for ages, and had decided to paint it purple back in the winter, but was just waiting for it to be warm enough to actually get it done.  

Have you ever irrationally wanted to paint something a certain colour?  For whatever reason, I've been dying to paint something purple.  A room, a wall, a piece of furniture, a door, anything purple.  Don't ask, because I have no explanation for it.  So I finally decided to paint the desk purple and I'm so glad I did - even though the stupid thing sucked up five whole cans of spray paint.

Check out this old post to see where it started.

I'm happy with it - even though it has some weird rough patches.  I don't know if it dried funny in a few places or what, but I'm not too bothered by it.  At least it's done, and it's much cleaner than the white version which had so man dings and scrapes and got super dingy from regular use.

I have a couple of tables I've been meaning to paint too, but I need to get myself a sander for them first.  Hopefully I'll be able to share that soon!  In the meantime, I've been on a major purging spree the last few months and have gotten rid of loads of stuff (I'll do a post about that soon) so I'm resisting bringing in anything new in favour of finishing off stuff that I already have.  Hopefully lots more to share in the next coming while!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Vivian Vendredi - The Artist 2

Remember how I said how much Vivian likes to colour right now?  I thought I was all clever and put a bin in the kitchen with all of her crayons and paper and colouring books and stuff so it was easy to access and kept in a neat place.

What I didn't count on was Vivian getting into that basket and finding her painting stuff.  You know those Crayola ones that are made for it to be easy for kids to grasp?

It also makes it easy for them to put it in their mouths.

At least it's water soluble.

And yes, if you look closely you can see she isn't wearing any pants.  I don't remember why.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Outfit of the Day - Catcalls and Ill-Fitting Pants

I haven't done an outfit of the day post for a bit, mostly because I haven't worn anything interesting or new to the blog lately.  I wasn't even going to blog the outfit today, because it barely qualifies as an outfit, but then it generated some interest that made it blog-worthy.

See, I work in a terrible part of the city.  Like I've literally stepped over discarded needles on my way from the parking lot to the office.  Hookers are a regular part of the scenery.  It's not a nice area.  I also have to park across the street from my office, so I have to jaywalk across the street all the time.  All of this culminates in me doing a lot of fast walking with my head down, trying not to attract attention.  So today I was walking to my car at lunchtime when a guy was walking down the street towards me.  I keep walking with my head down, as I usually do when he yells, "Well hey there!  Nice shoes!  I like the colour!"  You can't really tell from these oddly-lit pictures, but I'm wearing purple shoes with an otherwise very boring outfit that includes pants I never wear because they're too big on me and it's annoying.  "Thanks," I replied, somewhat pleasantly, but still walking quickly to avoid any conversation. 

Then he yelled again - "Everything else is pretty nice too!"  


So apparently the outfit is better than I thought?  Who knows.  He was probably just another random crazy person.

Shirt - George
Pants - Smart Set
Shoes - Old Navy

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Come On, You Can Admit It

We're all adults here, right?  So I think we can talk about something serious.  Sometimes, when you're a kid you get crushes on animated characters.

It happens.

I had never really given it too much thought, then I came across this article on The Mary Sue (which is an awesome website, by the way) and it was SO TRUE.  I know the video is super long, but it's so funny it's totally worth a watch.

However - the list doesn't include two of my favourite childhood crushes.

Are you ready for this?  Don't judge me.  This is a safe space.

First up?  Robin Hood.

Yes, Disney Robin Hood.  I mean, come on.  He's a hot anthropomorphic fox.  And he's British.  And he's Robin Hood.  It's all good in the Hood.  Anyone else remember this movie?  I loved it so much as a kid - and I swooned every time he told Maid Marian that he loves her more than life itself.  What can I say, I guess I was a young romantic.

Also a hot cartoon character?

Darkwing Duck.

Single dad, superhero, not a fan of pants...what's not to love?

So come on, fess up.  I know you had an animated crush too.  We all have them, and I want to know what yours is.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Not cool, Subway.

I love food.  But I'm kind of lazy at eating.  Therefore, I'm a big fan of what I like to call "All In One" meals.  You know the type - soup, casseroles, meat pies, pizza...anything where you can fit all the food groups into one bite.  Of course, the ultimate all in one food is the sandwich.  Is there anything better in this world than a really good sandwich?  I think not.

Now as fond as I am of sandwiches, I'm also very fond of good deals.  Which is why the $5 footlong deal at Subway was so awesome.  Great big sandwich for a little price = awesome.

So you can imagine my horror when the $5 footlongs were changed to $5.25 footlongs, and they introduced a rotating schedule of sandwiches for $6.  See, as much as I love food and good deals, I also enjoy a good stubborn boycott.

Since Subway changed their pricing, I haven't been back.  I'm boycotting them until the return of the $5 footlong.  Some might argue that the $6 subs are a better deal since they're fancier subs, but I don't care.  I'm bitter that I can't get a footlong pizza sub for $5 anymore.

Luckily, I can still get a $5 large sub from Quiznos.  If they changed their prices, I don't know what I would do.  They already have one strike against them for getting rid of the chicken tzatziki sub on me.  Tread lightly, Quiznos.  If I lose you, the only option left is Mr. Sub.  And I'm not doing that.  I don't like rectangles of meat.

Monday, 16 April 2012

I can't possibly be the only one who remembers this

Now, I have no shame about the amount of TV that I watch.  In fact, I'm ashamed that I don't have time to watch more TV.  TV is awesome - and reality TV is its own special kind of awesome.

Now I've always maintained that I don't care how "real" a reality TV show is.  If it's entertaining, then it's serving its purpose.  Because of this logic, I've ended up watching a lot of terrible reality TV.  But the show that takes the cake has to be Forever Eden.

Does anyone else remember Forever Eden?  It was pretty much the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen.  The whole premise was that the show could go on FOREVER.  To the point that they made a big point at the start of burning everyone's driver's licenses and passports.  Because they might be on this show FOREVER.

It was on the air for seven episodes.

The best part about watching the show was that they seemed to arbitrarily change the rules constantly.  I don't remember how things went or what the point was, but it was a constant battle of "so and so won immunity.  But now, because of this twist, everyone else has immunity and the person who originally won immunity is kicked out of Eden!"

I can't imagine why it didn't take off.

Seriously - does anyone else remember this show?  Or have I just crossed some sort of invisible line into real pop culture craziness?

Friday, 13 April 2012

Vivian Vendredi - The Artist

I don't know what it is, but colouring makes Vivian seem so grown up.  Maybe it's the fact that she actually has something that interests her that doesn't involve banging her head on the floor in a fit of rage, but seeing her sit at her little table and colour just makes her seem like a real person.

She's been colouring a lot lately.  I made her crayons ages ago by melting them down in a silicone ice cube tray so she has little chubby triangles that are easy for her to grasp and because they're made of lots of different crayons, she gets all the colours in one piece.  Genius, I know.  Of course, the colouring doesn't always stay on the page.  There is currently Vivian "art" on the gate and windows.  That's what Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are made for though, right?

Who knows, maybe they'll be worth something someday.  This is clearly the face of a gifted artist.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Embroidery Hoops Love T-Shirts (And Vice Versa)

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I bought a bunch of embroidery hoops from the thrift store?  I've been wanting to do something with them, but didn't want to rush it and wanted something to come together organically.  So because I'm still on this major purge (seriously, I have gotten rid of SO MUCH STUFF.  I can't stop) I went through some old T-shirts that I don't wear anymore, but can't bear to get rid of for one reason or another.

This is a super old Emily the Strange T-shirt.  Seriously, it's a shirt from high school.  I love it though, and it used to be my go-to painting shirt.  However, it's had its time and doesn't get worn anymore.  So I gave it new life by throwing it in the embroidery hoop and calling it art.

Embroidery hoops are super fun.  Just throw what you want in there, screw it together and cut off the excess.  Boom.

I still have a bunch of hoops, but no other shirts with a design that will fit in them.  I would like to use some to save any favourite clothes of Vivian's that she has outgrown.

Any other suggestions?  Anyone do any crafty-type stuff this week?

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Soundtrack Sound-Off - Juno

In this installment of Soundtrack Sound-Off (because that's a thing now) I wanted to take a look at one of my absolute favourites - the Juno soundtrack.  This was a movie where I walked out of the theater saying "Wow, that was an awesome soundtrack!"

If you're a fan of folksy, acoustic guitar stuff, this album is for you!  Sprinkled with instrumental interludes and featuring a whole heck of a lot of Kimya Dawson (I usually have issues with repeating an artist on a mixed album, but that's a blog for another day) it comes together with a few classic tracks to make the perfect album for chill out listening.  I love this soundtrack for when I'm driving, or when I need a little quiet morning music.

Favourite tracks?  I love, love "All I Want is You", and I prefer the Michael Cera/Ellen Page version of "Anyone Else But You".  My heart breaks every single time I hear "Sea of Love", just like it did when it played in the movie.  My one issue?  It always bothered me in the movie when the Jason Bateman character plays "All the Young Dudes" for Juno and he's all surprised that she recognizes it.  Is that not a really famous song?  I feel like everyone has heard it at some point.

Anyway, enjoy the folksy goodness!

1. All I want is you - Barry Louis Polisar

2. My Rollercoaster - Kimya Dawson

3. A Well Respected Man - The Kinks

4. Dearest - Buddy Holly

5. Up The Spout - Mateo Messina

6. Tire Swing - Kimya Dawson

7. Piazza, New York Catcher - Belle & Sebastian

8. Loose Lips - Kimya Dawson

9. Superstar - Sonic Youth

10. Sleep - Kimya Dawson

11. Expectations - Belle & Sebastian

12. All the Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople

13. So Nice So Smart - Kimya Dawson

14. Sea of Love - Cat Power

15. Tree Hugger - Kimya Dawson and Antsy Pants

16. I'm Sticking With You - The Velvet Underground

17. Anyone Else But You - The Moldy Peaches

18. Vampire - Antsy Pants

19. Anyone Else But You - Michael Cera and Ellen Page

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Still holding on

 Do you have any lingering childhood obsessions?  Any passion that you just can't seem to let go of, even after all these years?  I do.

Meet my V.C. Andrews collection.

Remember V.C. Andrews?  Of "Flowers in the Attic" fame?  And all of those other delightfully trashy, just smutty enough to be exciting books?  I love them, LOVE them.  Even now, I keep buying them.  I can't stop at this point - I want the complete set!

The hilarious thing is that the real V.C. Andrews died years ago, very early into the series.  She was such a success that the family found a ghost writer to finish up the stories she left behind and to continue her vision.  Because of that, most of the series became terribly repetitive and seem to follow a pretty basic formula - Book 1 introduces you to our heroine, whose idyllic world is soon turned upside down by some family tragedy.  Book 2 usually sees her going off to school somewhere to encounter more demons of her past.  Book 3 tells the story of her children, and Book 4 is typically a prequel where we find out her mother's backstory.  Simple, but satisfying.

I'm a few books behind right now, but I just can't help picking them up whenever I find one that I'm missing. Maybe it's just the nostalgia of them - I spent many a summer and Christmas vacation hiding out with a stack of V.C. Andrews books.  Maybe it's the simple comfort of knowing that things will end up okay for the heroine in the end.  Maybe it's just the fact that sometimes you need to read something a little bit stupid to give your brain a break.  Or maybe I just really enjoy them.

What about you?  Any guilty pleasures you want to fess up to?

Monday, 9 April 2012

Just Awesome

Can I make a quick suggestion on a holiday Monday?  (Well, it's a holiday for me - hopefully you too!)  Go and read the blog 1000 Awesome Things.  You've probably seen the books everywhere, and maybe you've checked out the blog once in awhile, but I strongly suggest you make a habit of popping in there now as it heads into the final days of the countdown.  Today is number 9 on the list, so next week should bring the final awesome thing (my bet is that it's 'Finishing what you started').  If you haven't read the blog before, it's fantastic and can make me smile when few other things can.  It really does make you appreciate the little things that add up to make life, the one big thing.

Take a minute out of your day and check it out - everyone needs a little dose of awesome.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Vivian Vendredi - Froggy Friend

Vivian has a new love in her life.  He's cuddly and green and she loves him to pieces.  It's her froggy blanket.

It's the funniest blanket - it has a hood and hands so it's kind of a costume too.

It's so random because I got it from a coworker at my work baby shower before she was born.  I'd had it tucked away because it seemed like something she would enjoy more when she got older and understood the concept of dress up a little bit more.  Then I took it out and was going to give it to my mom for her foster kids to play with, and as soon as Vivian saw it she snatched it up and hasn't let it go since.

It has to be the first blanket that touches her when she gets tucked in.  She has to cuddle with it on the couch when she's sleepy.  And if someone else touches it, she will throw herself on the floor and bang her head and generally have a giant meltdown.  So please, hands off the froggy.

The funny thing is, Jagger parents just sent her a similar blanket for Easter, not knowing about the froggy blanket obsession.  The new one is Bugs Bunny though.  I tried to hand it to her today, thinking she might take to it the same way, but she literally turned and ran away from me, pointing and running until she found her beloved froggy.  It's true love.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Outfit of the Day - How do you wear a cardigan?

I've been having kind of a blah week.  A lot of things going on that have just kind of culminated into a lot of blah.  This has been reflected in my clothes which have been nothing to write home about.  I don't think I've done a post about these shorts yet though (yes, my name is Ashlie and I'm addicted to wearing shorts with tights) so I thought it was worth a post.  You can't quite tell, but they're brown shorts.  And yes, I'm pairing them with a grey cardigan and black tights.  Like I said, it's been a blah week.

I love wearing cardigans, but I'm never quite sure how to wear them.  I don't really think that me wearing a white T-shirt on its own in appropriate for work (hell, I don't even know how appropriate it is in most atmospheres) so I always have a cardigan thrown on for my own comfort.  But then I never know - do I button it?  Do I leave it open?  Here I'm doing the two top buttons done up look, which I'm rather fond of.

How do you wear cardigans?  Are you the buttoned up type?  Or is it more of a jacket?  What am I going to do when it's actually warm enough that I can't wear shorts and tights anymore?  How's your week been?  I don't know about you - but I am so freaking glad that this is a four day weekend.

Cardigan - Pure by Alfred Sung (but I got it secondhand at Talize)
T-shirt - Smart Set
Shorts - Smart Set
Shoes - Old Navy

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Outfit of the Day - Grown Up Vivian

What is it about babies in jeans that makes them look so grown up?  Since my outfits have been pretty boring this week, I thought I would show off Vivian's outfit from the other day which had her looking quite grown up, I thought.

Hey Mom, look!  The door to outside is over there! 

You know if we walk out this door, we could be outside!

See?  There's the door, right there!

Are you coming?

Why aren't I outside yet?

YOU should play outside with me!

Jeans - Baby Gap
Shirt - Joe
Shoes - Adidas
Jacket - Osh Kosh

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Soundtrack Sound-Off - Godzilla

So a while ago I wanted some "new" CDs in my car.  And by "new" I meant I wanted some old CDs that I knew every word to so I could sing along and generally be an idiot.  It's allowed though because my car has super dark tinting on the windows.  So as I combed through the hundreds of dusty CD cases I suddenly became possessed with the memory of the Godzilla soundtrack and how freaking awesome it was.  It's one of those total time capsule albums for me.  Just picturing the case makes me remember grade 10 drama class, listening to it while I was babysitting for someone who never came home when they said they would, so I would sit around and listen to music and watch Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place and talk to boys on the phone.  Ah yes, it doesn't get much more 1998 than this.

So I got the idea in my head about how awesome this soundtrack was - and then of course I couldn't find it in the collection.  Boo-urns.  Then I got the idea to throw it out to Facebook - what are your favourite soundtracks?  I'll write a blog about them!  And then I ended up with like 50 comments from people and was completely overwhelmed.

But, I shall persevere!  So consider this the first in a series of posts about soundtracks.  About how awesome they are and what makes them that way.  Leave me some comments and let me know what your favourite soundtrack is and maybe you'll find a post about it one day!

So - Godzilla.  Here's a quick rundown for you.  I distinctly remember my favourite tracks being Come With Me, Deeper Underground, No Shelter, and Undercover.  Oh, and don't forget about the Godzilla version of Brain Stew.  I mean, come on.  Godzilla is like a backup singer on it.  Doesn't get much better than that!  Those were definitely the standouts.  I'll admit - I haven't re-listened to any of these songs in preparation for this post, but I intend to.  I'll be interested to see how my tastes have changed over the years.

1. Heroes - The Wallflowers

2. Come With Me - Puff Daddy feat. Jimmy Page

3. Deeper Underground - Jamiroquai

4. No Shelter - Rage Against the Machine

5. Air - Ben Folds Five

6. Running Knees - Days of the New

7. Macy Day Parade - Michael Penn

8. Walk the Sky - Fuel

9. A320 - Foo Fighters

10. Brain Stew (Godzilla Remix) - Green Day

11. Untitled - Silverchair

12. Out There - Fuzzbubble

13. Undercover - Joey DeLuxe

14. Opening Titles - David Arnold

15. Looking For Clues - David Arnold

Monday, 2 April 2012

Just a bit of spray paint...

So I've been itching to spray paint.  I know it sounds crazy, but I've been waiting all winter for the garage to be warm enough to start spraying.

My friend Carla brought me some stuff a few weeks ago - a couple of little tables and an old high chair.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with any of it, but when Young House Love painted up an old high chair they had for their daughter to use as a toddler chair, my trigger finger was ready!

I forgot to take a "Before" picture (I was pretty excited about spray painting, made all the more so because some guy asked for my professional spray painting advice while I was at Canadian Tire) but here is a shot of the chair after I primed it up.

Then I hit it with some Krylon spray paint in "Watermelon".  I don't put too much thought into colours, I just liked the look of this one.  In hindsight though, it is a little appropriate in my very green kitchen.

Needless to say, the tiny independent girl loves the chair.  It puts her at the perfect height to be at the big table for colouring.  

She's definitely not going to be sitting in it for meals yet, but it's handy to have right now.  And she loves it.  That's her sad face after I pulled the chair out from the table just to get a better picture.  She thought I was taking her out of it.

It could use another coat of spray paint (mostly because I'm too impatient to do a decent job) but I used a whole can and haven't gone back to get another yet.  It's sturdy though, and like I said - the tiny boss loves it, so why wouldn't I love it?

Spray painted anything good lately?