March 8, 2011

A Familiar Kind of Blue

If you know me from the East Coast or this blog, this color might look familiar.

When we moved into our cozy but initially dingy apartment in East Cambridge the first thing I did was paint the kitchen's wainscoting the most cheerful blue I could find (below left). I loved the color so much I took it with me to Vermont, where it effectively transformed any old abandoned chair or table into part of my garden furniture set (below right).

When Ben carefully repaired a chair for my studio desk a couple weeks ago, my blue made its first appearance here in California. I think it's never looked better.