Paint and Art

September 24, 2019

This past week at our First & Spring shop has been all about painting and moving around the art. The process was hugely fun as well as loads of work. Yesterday the final wall was rehung. Really amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. This is something for all of us to keep in mind for our homes. The price of a can of paint is very little compared to the huge impact it gives. Above and below a cork wall that was in major need of some loving. It had faded over time and was looking terribly shop worn. A yummy milk chocolate brown brought it back to life.

I have yet to snap away at all the vignettes that received a refresh but if you end up anywhere close to our neighborhood, please stop in and take a look. Art has such a special place in my heart. It can change the whole complexity of a room. It can bring back memories of where you were when you first spotted it. Art can make you ponder and transport you to a different place.

The back wall at the wrap stand getting a Veuve orange coat that spiffed it up tremendously. The Hugo Guinness florals & botanicals finding a happy home against the hue. The Jeanne McKay Hartmann watercolors finding a new home on a refreshed wall at the front of the store. They are now much lower so you can really look at and appreciate all the details in each brush stroke. With several hundred works, with most finding new homes about the shop walls, the completed refresh has my eyes seeing all sorts of new details in many of the pieces. That is another thing to keep in mind at your own home too–moving anything but especially art, allows you to see it in a different way. To appreciate it in a whole new light.