It was sunny and I just had to try the new table, even before the paint had been ordered. In the warm Autumn air, I was writing about the Arctic cold, eating toast and drinking tea. OK, I was eating toast and drinking tea but hey, the thought was there.
The colour chosen for the table is one described by the manufacturers, Farrow & Ball, as Pelt. Why? No idea, it’s a purpley colour. I don’t know of any purpley-skinned animals although we did have a purple sheep in the field the other day:
It turned out Milka were trying out Ewes’ Milk Chocolate. Anyway, on with the painting… F & B make eco paints that have minimal or no volatile organic compounds in their mix. The company itself recycles 90% of the materials it uses to manufacture its products, which is pretty good for any company these days!
There was a slight delay in actually acquiring the paint but it arrived and, in some more autumnal sunshine, I applied the undercoat, which looks quite nice in itself!
Now, I had to wait a day before the weather was dry enough to do the main coats of paint, in the purply pelt colour. It was worth the wait though (well, I think so)!
Actually, I’ll put another coat of paint on later, but that is it! Now for a lie down in a darkened room..