We are in the midst of an intense heat wave and all painting must be done early - like when the sun rises.
I could not pass up these tattered and torn Raggedy Ann's and Andy's.
They look quite patriotic - I'll add a flag or two.
Great price on a great chair.
She was a beauty in her day I am sure.
She needs a lot of love.
Her upholstery is shot and her springs are dragging the floor.
Surgery may be needed.
Check back later for the patient's progress.
It was just too hot to drag this heavy dresser out to take a pic and then shove her back in the truck.
I have no idea why "Out, Out" is written on her bottom.
Not sure if sanding to distress her or painting her is the way to go.
Check back later.
A design store (Material Things) with wonderful fabric is moving and having a fantastic sale.
I dare anyone to say they can resist fabric.
You will see this distressed blue and beige linen as chair seats.
Check back later.
I bought stacks of samples.
They can be used in framing, pillows, and tied in bundles to place in a basket.
As I was paying for my fabric, I happened to look down to see two original paintings by South Carolina outsider art legend Ernest Lee.
This is a patriotic theme painting of ...
Red, white, and blue CRABS!!!
Ernest has a wicked sense of humor.
Ernest Lee is known for his funky chickens.
I started many, many years ago collecting his work.
Ernest is quite the character if ever you get to talk with him.
He is slowing down and his son is now selling his work.
His chickens always have an attitude.
Check out this Southern Living article on Ernest Lee HERE.
Last, but not least, when someone asks you to help drag a huge trellis to the street, you agree and drag it straight to your truck!
I will be up at 5:30am the next few days trying to get some painting done and spending the afternoon in the pool.
No hunting for treasures this weekend.
However, I said that last week.
Be sure to check back later.
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