Thanks for the love lately about my poor sick mum. We are off to RPA today to see the neurosurgeon registrar but things don't sound good. Hello also to all my new visitors. I really appreciate you checking in each day with my life and projects. With one thing and another (good and bad) it's been a while since I've shared some furniture painting.
Actually the painted furniture I'm sharing today is my mother's. Mum is very creative and an amazing quilter, seamstress and embroiderer. In her younger days she would do heaps of DIY also. These are 2 little cabinets/tables that she painted in the mid 1960's. Her paintwork has stood the test of time with only a few chips.
This little bedside table is Western Red Cedar and was given to mum by her Mother-in-law (my Gran) when mum and dad were first married. I think Mum's always felt a bit guilty about painting it but she did a lovely job. She painted it a turquoise blue and then used a dark glaze. The paint is starting to chip a little now (probably bumped around by mum's many grandchildren) but to be truthful it's a paint job that is nearly 50 years old.
When I am down in Eden next I will repaint it for her. This recent trip has been a bit busy with caring for mum and trips to the doctors, cleaning the house, feeding my mum, showering her etc, sorting out a nursing facility that I've now had to cancel. I tell you these few days have given me a new respect for carers. The other day Sasha said "Mummy, you must be tired. I haven't seen you sit down all day".
This other little cabinet Mum has in her sewing room. It is in wonderful condition. What I love about these 2 cabinets is while I was growing up they were not like any other furniture I had seen at friends' houses. Mum was always very creative and has a wonderful eye for beauty. We had beautifully decorated bedrooms when in small country towns in the 1970's that wasn't really what was done for your kids.
Look at the beautiful patina of the glaze on the paint.
I love the contrast of the copper knob.
This simple little cabinet has a lovely shape.
Nothing too fancy but ever so practical and lovely.
It has been good to look at this beautiful furniture and remember my mum how she was when I was growing up - strong, capable and creative. It is very hard seeing your parents so sick and frail.
I can't wait to be warm again. Eden was FREEZING!
Edit - My mother sadly passed away since I wrote this post. I'm so glad I got to share this post with her before she died.
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