Monday, June 30, 2008

The Painted Chair

Well here it is...! In an earlier blog about the Maine Discovery Museum located in Bangor, Maine, I mentioned an invitation to participate in their November auction fund raiser called "Save A Seat". Maine artists were invited to paint a chair of their choice which is to be donated and will go to the highest bidder.
I enlisted the help of my talented carpenter son Eric who built this little beauty.
We collaborated on the design and agreed that this style would be useful and comfortable too. There is a storage area under the seat lid which is attached with a brass piano hinge. I love it already!
I have my theme idea ready to go( I'm not telling you what it is) and will start by priming the entire piece...then the fun begins. I'll post photos to show the progress until it's completed...stay tuned..


Kpeters said...

Please explain again about the show and what it is about....what a great chair!! I can't wait to see where you go with it!!!!


klp said...

Here is a link to last year's Maine Discovery Museum Auction called, "It's About Time", showing the clocks and time pieces made for that fund raiser. The chairs and seats made for the 2008 auction won't be delivered to the museum until August so there aren't photos available yet. I'll be sure to post the link for viewing those and other pertinent information about the November Auction as the time draws near. I believe bids can be placed on line.