Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Project check-in...

This post is not a dramatic before and after.

It is an oh-crap-Im-halfway-done-and-I-dont-know-if-it-looks-good.

So I need your help.

Back story: I got this sewing table at the thrift about a year ago. It was shabby painted cream but was all dirty and had splatters of Lord knows what on it.
For the Glidden free paint sample I chose 'mint shake'. Maybe a mistake. I should've chosen 'antique white'. blah.

So, Monday night I got the itch to do something creative (and not clean the dust bunnies off the floor.haha) and I went downstairs and slapped a coat of paint on it.

I need your thoughts. It defiitely needs another coat or two, but is the color just gosh-awful?

The painting will be on top tilting against the wall.
Keep in mind, this is in our semi-finished basement-studio.

Here it is up close:

And a better idea of the true color (it was hard to capture!)

Another direction I could go is to paint a glossy white over top and distress a bit to have the green show through.

Seriously people...I need your thoughts.


  1. I like it! Although it looks white to me :/

  2. stupid camera phone doesn't take the best of pictures... and my 'real' camera won't link to my computer. Wah wah wah....

  3. I think it looks great. That's totally something I'd love in my own house. The only thing I'd do differently is the hardware. I either wouldn't have painted that or I'd just replace them.

  4. Haha....I got in trouble for painting them. They are fake and I couldn't figure out how to get them off! Plus they were nasty so I just painted over them. Whoops. I figure I can always still change them out if I can figure it out...

  5. Oooo I like the white over and distress idea...

  6. Whitney- I think that's what I'm going to do. Though I'm not typically a 'shabby chic' kind of girl, the green really is just too intense. This way we'll still see a bit of it, but it will be MUCH more toned down. Glad you liked the idea!


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