Friday, January 28, 2011

I finally did it! I've been thinking about this for at least a year. Sometimes my momentum for a project is slow to build and then I just HAVE to do it and there is no stopping me. It's kind of like trying to get children out the door to run errands. When I get to the threshold of no return I can't turn back, even if it means my child is wearing socks for mittens. Oh yes, I've done it.

ANYway, here she is! I always knew those shapely legs would look good in white.
One of the reasons it took me so long is this top. It's a formica or laminate or something. Which I KNOW I could paint, but a) I LOVE the kid friendliness of the wipeable surface, and b) the paint would scratch easily on a surface this smooth and that we use so much.

So I'm going to live with it for awhile before I decide whether to keep the top, try to paint it, or replace it with something else. And whether to distress it. In any case, it is really nice and bright and brings out the colors in the rug. And I think it'll look great with our new sofa! I'm excited to get rid of some of the brown in the room. Not a bad color, just overpowering right now.

What do you think, should I distress those beautiful curves?


  1. I love distressing when other people do it, but I never have the heart to do it on a freshly-painted piece myself. =) But the lines are great on this one and will look awesome either way. I like it.

  2. Maybe consider nailing in a nice piece of distressed wood laying it over the top, an inch wider all around. -Jenny Shain


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