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April 29, 2011

Help Me Pick a Colour Again

Wow - thanks for all the fabulously helpful suggestions on my earlier post about an upcoming DIY project.  In anticipation of the warmer weather I'm really getting my ducks in a row in terms of planning projects.  Next on my list of things to agonize over: this vintage solid wood table I found curbside on garbage day in 2010 (Tanya Time, what can I say?).   

I'm going to use it as a place for the bedroom accent pillows when they aren't in use.  My current system is not working:

I waffled months earlier about what to do with this table (polka dots, solid colour?) but now that I know where I'm going to put it, it should be easier.  At the very least, I promise this is the last time I'll beg for help picking a colour/pattern (you're all just so darn creative!)  Before I commit to anything, go wild: tell me how you envision this table.  Have any inspiring before/after photos of your own furniture makeovers? 

Below are some photos of where the table shall soon live. 

P.S. Click here for more bedroom photos - including the "before". 


  1. I would have been ecstatic if I found htat curbside. I would pick either that muted greenish color in your painting, or the oranish/rustish color that is in the painting/and in that little rectangular pillow with teh paisley print. You could paint the legs white, and the top of it with whatever color you choose to give it a clean, modern spin. Projects are so much fun. I'll be posting one next week that we were working on.

  2. Ok, I have no idea why I didn't spell check. I heard my one year old waking up, and was trying to type quickly...

  3. It looks like part of a set of nesting tables. Hmmm...I'm going through a Danish oil phase so my suggestions won't be terribly creative. Plain black always looks good too. xx

  4. Thanks for the suggestions!

    And yes, I think it was part of a set of nesting tables. And someone really fell out of love with it - it has major paint splatters. But other than the paint, the condition is fantastic.

  5. I love the three painted canvases. I love the colours and the positioning is perfect. Great job.


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