Tuesday, July 10, 2012

To paint or not to paint?

As obsessed as many of us are with great painted pieces, there has to be a decision made as to whether a piece needs paint, or would be better left alone.

Since it's been a long while since I've done a new painting project (my "before blogging" series doesn't count because those projects were done 1.5-3 years ago), I am eager to get something done.  I had spray primer and spray paint in hand, along with this breakfast tray, but then I stopped.


I'm not sure that I really want to paint it.  Would it be sleek in lipstick-red like the glossy side table in my bedroom? Well, yes.  Would it be fun to paint a geometric pattern on the top?  Well, yes.  But should it be left alone?  I don't know.

I need your advice.  What do you recommend?

Hollie

11 comments:

  1. Enjoy it like it is!
    Barb from memphis

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  2. paint it, it's begging to be pimped out.

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  3. I agree that a happy, hot, shiny red would be fun, BUT in the case, I agree that leaving this little cutie
    as original is the better choice.

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  4. I love the bamboo, what about just painting the woven top insert? I was thinking black or white.

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  5. I think if you have the perfect place for it in its current state, then just leave it. If not, then go ahead and paint it. Maybe just a design on the top in some neutral colors that would complement the bamboo on the rest? Can't wait to see what you decide:)

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  6. It has a lot of potential- I think paint it if you have a specific place for it in your home that adding color would be helpful. Maybe just paint the frame and leave the top natural? Or vice versa?

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  7. Agree with Heather - if you have somewhere in mind for it where it looks wonderful in it's current state, then leave it! But if not, and you need a punch of colour, then paint away. Of course, you could always live with it as it is for now - you may realise that not painting it was the right choice after all xxx

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  8. If the paint would not chip with use....

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  9. Paint it. Red sounds great but it mustard yellow could be fun too.

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