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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
. . . revived a POS
As promised here are some pictures of the P(iece) O(f) S(hit) bookshelf that I was asked to repaint. I think it's an improvement. I should have taken some "before" shots, so that you all might see the difference.
I wanted to try the black-and-white checks, but I didn't want to stencil it, so I used the square end of a sponge make-up wedge to paint them on top. It wasn't quite random, but pretty close. You may notice a slit of light coming through the back. . . the top piece of the back is warped and has come loose from the shelf in places. I wasn't hired to repair the stuff so I left it the way it was. The owner can decide whether to remove or repair it, or just leave it as is.
I painted black stripes down both sides, with added pinstripes of white that are not visible in this picture. Subtle.
So much for the Chinese red/mid-Century modern (you can tell from the legs)/country French bastardized bookshelf. And I just noted that you could all see my filthy rug that needs to be replaced, too. What a treat for you all. Let's just say this is not my proudest moment as an artist, and leave it at that.