"We" have this piece of furniture.
I say "we" because I just own it by marriage. ;) The hubs inherited it from his grandparents before we were married. It's an old Zenith record stereo thing. I don't dislike it; however trying to find it a home in our home has always been a challenge. We are currently using it in our entry foyer. We needed a hall table in there and this just so happened to be the right size. The only problem is we are once again faced with that age old question. To paint or not to paint that is always the question isn't it?
He (the hubs) says, "Absolutely not; do not come near this thing with a paint brush!"
She (that being me) says, "A coat of paint would make this piece!"
In an effort to stop rocking the boat I restored the finish and gave it a hardware update, which it desperately needed.
It's amazing what new hardware can do!
I have to tell you when I say I restored the finish I mean I literally used Restor-A-Finish.
This stuff stinks to high heaven, but it did do wonders for restoring the shine. I just followed the instructions on the back of the can. It recommends that you follow-up with Feed-n-Wax. This combo worked quite well. However, I'm still on team lets-paint-the-thing! Who's with me?
Here's a full view to give you a better idea and help you decide which team your on (which you better be on mine-kidding- kind of).
The Bellesol mirror from Ballard Designs is really hard to photograph. I finally ordered it a few months ago. It took a long time to find a mirror that would fit between these sconces and not look too small. This one totally works, and I love the way it bounces the light all over. Now back to the issue at hand, wouldn't this piece of furniture look great with a fresh coat of paint?! I'm thinking about a super glossy coat of navy. Kind of like this gorgeous desk
Danielle just painted, but maybe just a tad darker. She even used the same ring pulls! Seriously, how gorgeous is this desk?!
So, what do you all think? Are going with what he said, or with what I (the she) said? Paint or don't paint? Or maybe you think I should paint, but you'd suggest a different color.
In the meantime, while I wait for you all to hop on my "paint it" bandwagon, I'll be styling and restyling 'til the cows come home. I switched the topiary for an orchid.
I think I like this better. But mainly I think I'm forever restyling this space because I'm dying to paint this piece of furniture! Any he said, she said scenarios going on at your house?
Oh yeah and don't forget you have until tonight to vote in the Crafting with the Stars competition!