I took a few pics of myself, while working on the Jungle Mural, to shame myself into buying some new painting clothes. Here I am taking a pic of myself, looking into a mirror in the Jungle Room. See how pathetic I look?! I no longer have any overall shorts, so I’ve cut off a pair of overalls to make some shorts. It’s finally warm here, so working in long pants is just too hot… even with the a/c. Whenever I work with other decorative painters, they always look much more pulled together than me. Not many I work with are fans of the bib overalls, but this style really is my fav for painting. I like the fact that they are loose and comfortable.
A common problem with ALL of my overalls at the moment is the fact that the buckles are beyond repair. Both of these straps are held up with giant safety pins.
I believe these are my best pair/cleanest pair of overalls. Just sad.
Now I’ve written about the quest for some more attractive painting attire before and had done some good research into where/who has something decent, but must confess, never followed through. After all, I’d much rather buy myself some fun clothes to wear when I’m NOT painting, vs. putting money into clothes that I will surely trash the first day out.
But… I’ve been disgusted by my shabby work appearance lately and that is not a good way to start off the day. After all, I do spend a good 8-10 hours/day in painting attire, so I need to shape up and sport something a little more creative, fun, and not held together with safety pins!
coveralls from Rosie’s. One in pink and one in khaki. I also ordered one of their cool bandannas. I’m hoping they fit, are not too small or too big. I love the fact that these zip off and convert into shorts, plus come with removable knee pads. When they arrive, I’m going to customize them a bit with some stenciling (of course!) and I thing I will either embroider or stencil my company logo somewhere. I’m leaning toward embroidering the logo, just to set it apart from the stenciling. Could a lowly PainterGirl actually be stylin’???!!! Stay tuned for their arrival and transformation.