Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Should I, Could I?

Paint my beautiful china cabinet?


Would that be a furniture sin? I just feel like the dark wood doesn't go with my black lacquer table and glossy white chairs...What do you think?







It's just that the wood is really beautiful and actually in really good shape too...

WWYD? What would you do?

6 comments:

Bethany Dirksen said...

That is a tough call! I almost feel it would be better to find another home for that china cabinet in a room that the wood would be complimented. Then possibly find a piece that you wouldn't mind painting at a flea market. I have never had a fantastic outcome from painting furniture myself, so I would be afraid!

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my favorite and my best said...

no way. i am all for painting shit...but that wood is gorgeous! i think if the wood is pretty painting it is kind of stupid. that is a really really really pretty piece of furniture.
if i were you i would move it to another room and get something else, with great lines that would serve the same purpose as that on craigslist or something...something that might have a shitty looking patina, and then paint that.

Kaye said...

Nooooooooooo....too pretty as it is

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I agree with everyone else the wood is pretty but then again you wonder what it would look like painted I have the same issue with some tables good luck it's a tough one!

Leah said...

Oh I would say if your not happy with it than paint it. Unless it was a really expensive piece.

Luvs!

artluvr said...

I recently saw this gorgeous breakfront/bookcase in "NY Magazine" of a Miles Redd re-do. Left the wood natural but added black details. In your piece, perhaps the door frames only, then it would leave that fabulous grain...
http://nymag.com/homedesign/articles/2010/11/greatroom/index5.html