One of my favorite design bloggers, Emily A. Clark, did a great post addressing this comment last week. In Emily's words, "Oh dear. Can I just tell you how much satisfaction it gives me to actually find a great piece of “garage-sale junk” and paint it a bright color?"
Bravo, Emily! While I've yet to attempt a "garage-sale junk" project of my own (...wait for it), I've certainly admired the handiwork of others. I mean, look at these beauts!
|House of Fifty via Emily A. Clark|
|Natty by Design via Emily A. Clark|
|Southern Living via From the Right Bank|
And so, without further adieu, may I present my very own (small + manageable first attempt) piece of garage-sale junk which I shall paint a bright and jazzy color - and no one at Elle Decor shall deter me!
I really like the lines of this little end table, which was left in the Home-Alone-esque basement of my rental. I've lived here for well over a year, and this guy has been chillin' in the corner the whole time. I'm taking a whole "finders keepers" approach and transforming this table into a piece to love!
So now all the remains is 1) What color to paint him? (Yep, it's a him) and 2) How to do this? Luckily, I'm pretty internet savvy, (read: addicted to design & DIY blogs) so I'm already reading-up on all the how-to's I can get my hands on. Deciding on the color, however, is proving more difficult. I'm pulling inspiration from the photos below.
|Domino via A Thousand Laughing Starfish|
Don't the stools at the foot of this bed remind you of him (my end table, that is)? This classic Domino photo of a Miles Redd room makes me think peacock blue is his destiny!
But then the gorgeous (seriously, I die over this kitchen) cabinets in this delicious green kitchen (and just the entire green-themed March issue of House Beautiful) make me think, "green! it must be green!"
But then this stunning peacock blue table from Elle Decor and this cute pair of blue end tables from InStyle make me lean back to blue!
So, dear readers (people are reading this, right?) GREEN or BLUE?