Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Inquiring Minds ...

I "acquired" this from the new
neighbors. I believe it is a
nightstand. BUT I want to use
it as a side table by my chair
in our living room.
I will tell you it needed ALOT of
TLC. Ken put a new back on for me
and we had to tweek a couple of the
drawer runners but all the drawers
open and close fine now.
My question to YOU--my lovely
friends is "What would you do to
it to make it pretty?" There is alot
of partical board and veneer to
this little number. Ken's suggestion
is to take the whole top off and put
a new on on, then go from there.
In our living room, we have several
kinds of woods--we are not matchy
matchy where woods are concerned.
They are all in the medium brown
tone range though--not anything
really dark. I am also planning to
plug the existing holes from the
drawer pulls, drill new holes
(hopefully) and put new pulls on.
So....tell me your ideas. Can't wait!!!!
~Keep on Dreaming~

7 comments:

  1. I love re-purposing any furniture! Our home is full of yard-sale finds etc. I would never by new again :)
    Do you go to this blog?

    http://betterafter.blogspot.com/

    One of my faves!!! I just scroll for hours looking at each project!
    Make sure you post the finished piece :)
    xo, misha

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  2. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

    If it were me, I'd probably try sanding and painting it in such a way as to give it an antique look. Shabby Chic, though not in white but rather a color that works well with your decor. I've never done this, so I honestly don't know how well it would work.

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  3. I was thinking along the same lines as Cathy above.....a white Shabby Chic look ...or any other color that matches your decor.

    Great piece though and can't wait to see what you are going to do with it!

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  4. Hi!
    What a lucky gift.

    I love painted furniture.. so I would give it a coat of paint. Easy, affordable and charming :)

    Let us see how it turns out.

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  5. I agree with Kathy and the antique look, or just a coat of paint to match your colors in the living room. Have fun!

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  6. I'm sure you will make add your "special touch" to make it look unique!

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  7. I'm a huge fan of painted furniture, too! I bought Mary a beautiful vanity with matching bench this Spring at a garage sale. It's great quality, but pretty beat up from the couple's grandchild. I'm thinking of doing it in AQUA! Yes, I said aqua! I'm wanting to do a few pieces in her room that pop with color. I haven't been to your place yet, but maybe a beautiful deep rust red or forest green...whatever would with your colors and pop against your woods! I don't know if you remember, but I have similar woods for my country-style dining room table and the hutch...but recently added black dining room chairs and a RED painted chair with a toile seat in the corner! Just some ideas!!!

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