I Can't Decide...
I was feeling too much PINK in my posts lately! It was time to share a furniture post with you :)
I've long been a fan of the Shabby Chic style. And when I first started painting furniture, everything got a coat of white.
It kinda drove Mr. Diy nuts.
I think he had visions of me slowly transforming our home and its entire contents into the inside of an igloo :)
So I branched out into other colors.
However, there is something so soothing about the neutrality of white. And it goes with everything!
I have 3 pieces of furniture that I recently gave either a first coat or a fresh coat of white paint to.
The first is an antique sewing cabinet that I bought for less than $10 at a thrift store a few years ago. It is a little wonky and the top has some cracks, but I love it as a little table. It used to be hunter green, ew! I so wish I had a picture to share with you! I love it for its legs and the applique.
The second is a folding tv tray/side table that I scored for only $2. There were 3 available; I bought 2 and kept one in its original wood while painting the other white. I wish I would have bought that third one too! I love the original wood one; the warmth of the wood tones breaks up some of the pale neutrals I have in the room.
The one I painted white is for our bonus room but that room was too messy to photograph, lol. This piece looks a little drab next to my slip covered chair. The furniture in the bonus room has more color but is still fairly neutral.
I know I want to paint something on the top, but I'm stuck. I can't decide if I want to do a graphic on it, something maybe like this?? I love the contrast of the black/white. Or maybe a herringbone pattern or chevron that would cover the entire top. Hmmm, what do you think?
Here is its before picture:
During its makeover:
Quite a transformation, wouldn't you say??
I can't decide if I want to do anything to the top of this one or not.
The reality is that it's probably going to have stuff on it most of the time. So is it worth putting the time into painting something that will just be covered?? Plus, if you've ever painted the inside of a tray before, you know that it's difficult because that bottom edge gets in the way of your hand. You don't have a lot of space to work. Here's a tray I 'painted' using a Sharpie last year...
On the other hand, it would be really unique with something painted on it as well. Sheesh, I just can't decide! I have 'crafter's block'!!
What do you think I should do?
I'd love your input! Sometimes we 'creative geniuses' get brain freezes too :)
Thanks so much friends :)
Thanks so much friends :)
Feathered Nest Friday