Friday, February 11, 2011

Everyone Knows Love Is Spelled P-A-I-N-T

After spending a year (!!) in my garage, this free beauty from my girl Allison has finally made it into the house and is ready for a makeover.

In other news, money is tight right now, but my darlin' still insists on getting me a token of affection to celebrate this (stupid) V-day of love coming up, which also happens to be the (not so stupid) anniversary of our engagement 16 years ago.

Mix those two together and an idea is born.

A quart of paint. That's what I want. Because romantic is what I am. Romantic and in need of your help:

what color?

19 comments:

  1. Now that's true love :)

    Sorry I don't have any suggestions for your table colour.

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  2. Hmmm my first thought was red, with some black glaze. In honor of Vday??? Maybe the base black? White wouldn't show up and all black well I'm not sure it' you? What other colors are in there?

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  3. You know it's funny, my friend was just telling me how her mom had to let her husband know, "Valentine and anniversary gifts DON'T come from home improvement stores". I laughed thinking about all the things I'd LOVE to have from Lowe's. 3 tons of wood for some serious molding anyone? I'd love that for any birthday-anniversary-Valentine's Day.

    Color choice for me- eggplant or some sort of purple.

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  4. Why stop at one color? I would go Mackenzie Childs whimsical.

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  5. how about that deep yellow color from your "guys dancing with umbrellas" print. a warm tangerine-y color with some stain rubbed over the whole thang to warm it up some more. what was the name of the last color you painted? burnt apricot?

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  6. I also like the idea of red though I know it's the obvious choice.

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  7. That is a GREAT idea! Looks like the table fits perfectly where you have it. Looking forward to seeing it get a facelift!

    Oh and I love the cats only chalkboard door and your silverware hanging. You always have the cutest stuff!

    Kendra aka "Domestic Princess in Training"

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  8. first thought was red...but a dark olivey green would look good too. No doubt no matter what you choose it will look fabulous!

    and I can think of a hundred things I'd love for v-day from the hardware store...flowers and chocolate are NOT my thing...except for 364 other days of the year. :)

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  9. I'm a fan of peacock blue.

    Every year around this time my husband gets all antsy, "Are you sure you don't want some jewelry? Or a massage?" I tell him to turn off the flipping (that's right) radio until Valentine's Day is over. How many times must I tell him a .25 total carat weight heart-shaped pendant does NOT mean love in this house?

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  10. my first thought would be red. then my other favorite color turquoise. but lately, i have enjoyed them together. have fun deciding! what happened to the table that was there that you got from craigslist???? is it on a truck to florida???? ;)

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  11. I would go with turquoise or some other shade of teal blue for some fun. Good luck figuring it out!

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  12. I'm voting red too. Although I may be biased because it is my fav. A coat of tobacco stain glaze from ralph lauren makes any piece of furniture in any color look like a million bucks!

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  13. White, like the walls, and if you like to paint,
    a compass rose or family crest in red/turq/yellow in the middle, with an antique glaze over it all :)

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  14. I've got a very similar dining set passed down to me for free, and I've been staring at it for a year now scared to paint it. I can't wait to see what you choose maybe it will give me some courage!

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  15. Antique white or distressed white using black glaze would look great!

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  16. I would paint it a two tone chalk paint--robin's egg blue and old white. Add a coat of dark wax, rub off really well, and it will be beautiful. Annie Sloan has great products, but they are expensive. There are many tutorials out there to make home made chalk paint. Good luck!

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