Handpainted Metal Chair

Distressed textures | Painted outdoor chair and firewood

Lichen-encrusted kindling tones perfectly with the colour scheme of this Mississippi-style porch chair. To me, its bright, cheerful design looks just as good with the extra textures heaped on by weather’s rust and flaking.

Its owner hurried to brush away the wood when he learned I wanted to take its picture, but I thought it was perfect as it was.

Metal chair painted in many colours

You can see the whole chair in an uncropped shot. I sense it has seen some sunny, happy days, with many more to come.

There may be those who conjecture the branches were not set aside as kindling, but merely lifted from underfoot. To please them, I’ll add this as a counterpoint, taken in Lancashire. It has similar elements and colour notes, though the metal fire pit is all rust.

Branch with lichens cut for firewood

Today’s kindling is prompted by Becky’s KindaSquare.

33 Replies to “Handpainted Metal Chair”

    1. It’s great when people are confident with colours. This could have inspired a wallpaper collection when coloured walls were fashionable here.

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