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Making the World Cuter: Furniture Blues (Reds, Yellows and Browns)

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Furniture Blues (Reds, Yellows and Browns)

I have a couple pieces of old furniture here that I need to get to refinishing-one is an old sewing cabinet that I picked up for $5 at the Goodwill that has a ton of potential.

Another is a record/8-track cabinet that still has the electronics in it, but I want to rip those out and make it more into a corner TV stand, with a media cabinet below.

The problem I am having is my husband. He is so supportive and helps me with everything I want to do, but he really just wants to stain them-he said I could stain them whatever color I like but....

I want to paint one bright yellow and the other bright red and then glaze them. Especially the sewing cabinet since it has all these carved curves in it. I think they will be way cuter bright and funky.

He thinks that I will get them done, love them for a week or so and then want to stain them anyway. (I don't see that happening!)

Does anyone have a piece of furniture that they went all funky on and thought they would love it, but then it was just too much?

I didn't think so! :)

But just in case...what do you think? Should I be conservative and just go with the stain, or should I let my wild child have what my heart really (thinks) it wants?


Blogger Jen said...

I turned a t.v. stand that was wood painted a reddish brown color into an AQUA masterpiece. I never thought *I* would enjoy aqua furniture, but it's fabulous and looks great.
There is no turning back. Just go for it!

Thu Apr 15, 11:16:00 AM

Blogger Hammond Bride said...

I had an old dresser that I wanted to sand down and stain. We sanded for hours only to realize the top wasn't wood at all but laminate. So we painted it fun and crazy colors and I love it! When I got married and we combined houses I refused to get rid of the dresser or paint it to match the new home. We re-decorated everything to match the dresser!

Thu Apr 15, 12:24:00 PM

Blogger Cottage Dreamers said...

I'm one of those people that always prefers paint over stain, so I say go for it! You only live once!
☺ Celeste

Thu Apr 15, 03:18:00 PM

Blogger Colette said...

Go for it, Be wild and crazy

Thu Apr 15, 07:21:00 PM

Blogger Anna said...


Thu Apr 15, 09:14:00 PM

Blogger Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I didn't go too 'funky' but I did paint my sewing table a color. Green! It's used as a side table in my kitchen and I LOVE the pop of color. It was my 1st time using something other than black/white. Posted on my blog. So I say GO FOR IT!

Fri Apr 16, 05:17:00 AM

Blogger Rebecca said...

I got a china cabinet off Craigslist that I intended to sand and stain. I got the urge, painted it bright orange (pumpkin?) to "go" with the bright turquoise chairs in the dining room.

I move from FL to CA and left the cabinet behind. Too much! If I had stained it, I'd probably still have it today.

Mon Apr 26, 04:36:00 PM


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