4/15/10

WWYD?

I scored this beautiful little number at a flea market in Nixa Thursday morning! I've been wanting one ever since I saw this room at DosFamily. And if you haven't explored at least ten pages of that site, you're going to kick yourself when you finally do. It's inspiration saturation!

I'm going to make seat cushions and pillows for it but I'm thinking about painting it, too. I'd love to paint it an acidy shade of yellow, white, or a mature shade of pink. I know some people cringe at the thought of painting wooden furniture if it's in good shape but I don't think I'd regret it if I did. What would you do?

Doesn't he look helpful? He was being really helpful. I had to leave it at the shop since we didn't have any trunk room and I can't wait to bring it home! I've already got a little spot picked out for it in my studio.

I also picked up a vintage ottoman that had seen better days for $2.00 that is going to get reupholstered. I love having little projects in the works!

xoxo,
Rachel

69 comments:

Julia Weaver said...

paint, paint, paint. l never regret painting. It can always be changed (stripped, or painted a different color). Nothing is permanent.

I absolutely ADORE painted furniture. Each painted piece makes me feel a bit closer to being the "funky" character in a movie.

Danielle said...

PAINT IT

lauren ♥ said...

paint it!! and then be sure to post a photo of it finished!

i have an old wood toy chest, that my uncle made for my siblings and i when i was a child. my daughter has been using it for 13 years, so it has seen better days. i am planning on painting it a lovely shade of blue sometime soon. thanks for more inspiration! <3

Miss Anne said...

i vote mustard yellow
or sweet turquoise!
:)

can't wait to see what you do!

laynemarie said...

Paint! I have no problem painting wood, even if it's in good condition. I always end up loving it, and I know I can always repaint it or even strip and stain it.

And I'd definitely go for the yellow! :)

jadie said...

oh man, i'm outnumbered!
i'm not opposed to painting wood, but i think since you're going to make cushions and pillows (in bright prints, i assume) it could look great as it is, at least for a little while. and you could always paint it later.

but that's just what i'd do :)

pinksuedeshoe said...

I just saw an orange front door, and I totally have orange on the brain. And as far as I am concerned, no piece of regular hardwood (not talking about a super fancy birdseye or striped hickory or a zebra maple, or something like that) was ever offended by being painted. But I am also loving the color of pink in the little dress hanging behind you in your My Story ad on your left sidebar. Wow, that took a long time to say. That's such a great pink! But orange... hmmmmm.

K. Davis said...

ohhhhh I would definitely PAINT!! I like the idea of making it yellow. big fan!

Candace said...

paint that sucker!
yellow would be my choice.
:)

Vera said...
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Vera said...

Pretty :) I would paint it white & make colorful seat cushions/pillows :)

Trine said...

i vote for a pale yellow!! ;-)

xoxo trine

Mama Petite said...

Paint it! I'm on a light grey kick... so if it were mine it'd be that color with plenty of color in the cushions and pillows to liven it up! I prefer more neutral color furniture... that a way if you ever decide on new cushions or pillows you have a base color to work with that you can mix with anything. I hope that doesn't make me too boring! Ha. Whatever you decide, I'm sure it'll look wonderful! Everything else in your home does. :)

Toni Brockliss said...

Well I just (a few months back but it seems like I do everything yesterday) painted our wooden dining table white and now there is no stopping me.
It lightens and brightens and the good news is that when you get sick of it....out comes the sander.
You go girl! Get that brush!

The Dickinsons said...

I'd say paint it! great find!:)

lili est folle said...

Paint!! it will be amazing in mustard yellow or pink!!!

Sal said...

Ooh definitely PAINT!!

Rachel said...

Oh I loooooove it! Definitely go for it and paint it!

lisaroy said...

what a find! I would definitely paint it! I have one very similar in my entrance painted white and I love it! yellow would be fun...

Dianna said...

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Tawny said...

I don't think I would paint it. But I would make some of those really nice ruffly cushions that tie in the back. They would look super cute lined up against the back of the bench tied into the slats. :)

beadheadart said...

Paint it, don't think twice just paint :)

Stacey said...

I love it- PAINT IT:) I think yellow is a good idea!

Jingle said...

It needs paint!!! From the photos of your home that I've seen here, I think it will look a lot better and suit your style better if you paint it. I like the idea of a yellow, but I can't deny that I saw turquoise as soon as my eyes met that bench! I'm a red girl in my home, but for some reason it seems to be BEGGING for turquoise paint! LOL!

Autley said...

Awesome finds. I say if you want to paint it, paint it. I found my first piece of wooden furniture that I will be okay with painting and I'm so excited. Let us know how your projects work out! :D Kudos to your little one for being such a great helper! :)

Jennifer said...

paint it!! i like the sound of the yellow color

Nikki said...

I painted a smaller one I got at salvation army, pink and I adore it!!!

http://lilliannamarie.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-love-my-salvation-army.html

Jennifer said...

paint it!! i like the sound of the yellow color :)

Bri Bri said...

There are 2 wooden things I'd leave as is... floors and really nice dining tables. Everything else... PAINT! :) I love that bench. I need to get thrifting!

MandiCoulter said...

yes, do yellow!

http://commonthreadskingston.blogspot.com/

Katie said...

I vote for paint! light blue.

Jen said...

Paint! The brighter and more colorful the better. You can always repaint if you don't like it. What an amazing find!

Meredith Taylor said...

i say go for it! the beauty of wood is that you an paint it and then sand it and re-stain it if you really want to.

Emily said...

PAINT IT!!! :)

~Emily

marybethb said...

hot pink! like the color yuo used on (i think) candle stick holders one time. it would look awesome!

Erin said...

PAINT!

CaL said...

Um...yes please!!! I need to find me one of those! It matches my dining set perfectly! (which I might also paint in some perfect shade of pink or yellow...not sure) I must go on a hunt!
xo

kt_kthx said...

Heck yeah I'd paint it! Or even give it an "aged" look, with a crackle paint!

456eleven.com said...

I would paint, and the glossier the better. It will look fantastic.

emily @ http://456eleven.com

Christina Rambo said...

Paint it. 'nough said.

AshleyAnn said...

I have one...it was in good shape too. I painted it navy, then painted over the navy with teal. Finally I sanded the teal in spots to let the navy come through. I like it. I like it alot.

Melanie said...

Yup. Paint it!

Christie Nacole said...

I want one! I love it. I have always wanted a short church pew too and finally found one a few months ago! I was so excited. I found mine at Charlies, I love Charlies in Springfield!

tiffany. said...

ughhhhh!!!! i LOVE it!!! all the fun colors popping into mind!

xo.

lumikha said...

daaaaang! i heart! great find, and i'm sure it'll look awesome in any studio. too cool! i'm looking forward to garage sale season!

Alison Fay said...

PAAAAIIINNNNTTTT! I LOVE paintinng wooden things! I do it all the time and have never regretted it. I always figure, if i get sick of it I can strip it down and restain it later:)

Alex said...

PAINT!

OpaqueSkies said...

yes,paint. painting some sort of pattern or artwork would be pretty. nothing folksy, although that has it's place, but a little psychodelic? like a comic. polka dots would be pretty but hard. yellow and green?

is Sabastian wearing little boy Keen's? we love Keen's.

Sherrie

Roxanne said...

Totally paint it! I can't wait to see your pillows! Happy weekend!

the mama monster said...

acid yellow!

Robin said...

if it were me... i would leave the wood as is, but make a beautiful seat cushion for it and add pillows. the bench itself would remain timeless and the look could be changed with new fabrics and pillows. have fun whatever you decide! what a great find :o)

Emalee said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! hope your weekend is GREAT!!

Katie said...

I looove paint, but my husband doesn't let me paint anything wood that's in good condition. It makes me so sad! So, paint away my friend, the brighter the better! I'll live vicariously through you until he relaxes the "no paint" rule.

Shannon Clattenburg said...

Paint it!

My votes on yellow.

You can never go wrong with yellow, especially with springtime weather!

Lexi said...

Ah! I live in Nixa. We were so close :) And I vote paint. If you totally hated it you could strip it back down, right?

Lori Danelle said...

I'm going with the masses: Paint it.

Right now it's nice, but generic. Gotta make it yours & unique.

Ashley said...

paint it! you won't regret it. :)

Karen said...

I love the yellow idea! It'll look great painted.

Question: Will you reupholster the ottoman yourself?

Kristen said...

Maybe you could post a little tutorial about reupholstering furniture? I've always been curious but never had the you-know-whats to actually go through with it.

Kristen said...

Oh yeah, and definitely paint the bench! =)

Jessica said...

Paint and then black glaze... I just saw a great how to and some adorable furniture at all things thrifty. But it really depends on the style of your room of course. Good luck!

http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/

(not my blog)

Kamika said...

paint it! And maybe decoupage the seat with some modge podge? just a small lil layer of neat images? By the way love the alliteration: inspiration saturation! Brilliant!

Joyce said...

Go ahead and paint but leave back wooden rungs and side rungs alone.I guess it would depend on the color or colors you use to begin with.
White or even a darker butterstotch or maybe a softer light to mid butter yellow?

shelliebellie said...

hhmm you could have fun painting designs all over. or i personally like naural wood look. and then make some funky cussions for it. you do have really nice fabric.

littlemscrafty said...

What an awesome find! I would go with yellow!

Kirstin said...

Paint!

amy lapi said...

paint it!!! why not?!??!?!

Jessica said...

I would paint it! I was so scared to paint an awesome little side table I found, but I'm so glad I did! I posted a blog entry with the before and afters and some links to helpful furniture-painting tips! Maybe it would help you in your adventure (if you decide to paint that is). Besides, you can always re-stain it : )

http://doodleddesign.blogspot.com/2010/04/library-table-spruce-finally.html

Lisa Leonard said...

i vote yellow! love it.