Another month come and gone and another project completed from my Hippie Christmas segment.
For you new folks.....I live in a university town and when the students move in and out, they leave tons and tons of usable home goods lining the streets. I am highlighting one project a month from my stash this year to show how 'trash' can be easily re purposed.
So this was my canvas this month...a segmented bookshelf or side table. Nice, sturdy and painted all white. Very linear, modern and geometric. Sitting solo on a downtown intersection...how could I pass it up. The empty spaces were the inspiration here.
This is a work from Piet Mondrian entitled 'Sans Titre'. Mondrian is the father of geometric abstraction. Typically only using 4 to 5 primary colors, Mondrian took right angles to whole new level when he combined these shapes and colors and outlined them in black. So basic, yet so complex. These 2 were soon destined to meet.
The colors were easy enough to replicate... your basic artists primary palette. Red, yellow and blue.
After a fresh coat of white over the whole piece, I started choosing the order. 3 to 4 coats should be plenty to give a rich look and when finished off with a black border...the piece is transformed.
Besides a little vision and paint, this project was quite simple. Although it is fun to flip something 180 degrees, sometimes when you work with what is already there....the transformation almost does itself.
Month 3's Hippie Christmas project....the coffee table.