Tuesday, 30 August 2011

GT Stripes

If you've read my profile, you'd have noticed that I quite like the fast and furious movies. I've only recently discovered that there's more than one!! I just need to see the second one and I'm all up to date.
Anyway, despite Paul Walker not being in it, I loved Tokyo Drift!! I've watched it countless times and it is now responsible for my current obsession with GT stripes! The mustang from the movie is a dream car of mine! Go rent it if you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it!!  Therefore everything I've been doing creatively of late has a version of GT stripes! Such as....




And it's sister...






I hand painted the stripes on the 100% linen upholstery and I love the contrast between what I consider modern upholstery (the stripes!!) against the completely old school design of the chair. Well, they're antiques really. Have been in the same family forever apparently. The lady who sold them to me from the salvo's (thrift store) knew the previous owners and gave me some helpful tips on restoring them. I didn't have the heart to tell her I was going to paint them! She may have fainted!
I considered doing something bright on them, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. I kinda wanted to show them a little respect, you know, consider their age and all! This was as daring as I could go.
Here's one before...



There was a bit of work involved, but well worth it. I'm happy how they turned out! What do you think? I am selling these so if you're interested, please leave a comment!



Thanks for stopping by! Oh and don't worry, my husband knows about my Paul Walker crush!! Promise!!

Courts x

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