I LOVE black furniture
Especially Restoration Hardware style pieces !
They look like they have substance and like they've been around a hundred years
and just one piece can add sophistication and a little drama to any room
( like every wardrobe needs a little black dress )
So I just knew when I saw this listed on Craig's list
That it was meant to be black .....................
Because as you all know - I love painted furniture - but this " orange " colored finish is what I like to paint most of all - the change is so amazing.
A lot of wood tones are timeless and fit in any decor no matter the era -
Sorry, but the 70's are calling ........................
It's just as dated as a Farrah Fawcett haircut .....................
Let the makeover begin!
A sneak peak because I'm nowhere near finished ( the top half is still in the van - it's huge and it's heavy - even if it's the piece I'm most excited about )
It's for the dining room - which hasn't been touched yet - that and the office are the 2 rooms for Spring 2015
And they're going to be doozies to work on - the thought of transforming them is overwhelming ( since they currently also look like something out of a 70's sitcom ) but once they're done - the majority of the work will be done in this old house, I just have to keep on keepin' on.
Did I just say the majority?
Did I forget that the windows have to be changed
Or that the downstairs bathroom needs to be gutted
Or the mud room off the kitchen is literally falling off the building?
Or that that entire exterior needs to be patched and painted?
Or that the garden shed either has to be ripped out or redone ( whichever way is quickest and cheapest )
Or that every single " finished " room still has finishing touches - some way more than others?
Agggh - it's only details !
And in the meantime I have a cool fireplace that I purchased for 75 dollars !!! ( which the seller graciously agreed to )
Orange you in agreement that it looks a little better?
Gotta run - there's a piece of sandpaper calling my name !
Or maybe that's John watching the hockey game ?
Here it is completed
Have a wonderful day everyone
Looking for inspiration?
Join me at the fabulous parties !
I SHOULD BE MOPPING THE FLOOR BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH
COASTAL CHARM A STROLL THRU LIFE
SAND & SISAL STONE GABLE ( the scoop )
KATHE WITH AN E CUPCAKES & CRINOLINE
SAVVY SOUTHERN STYLE BEYOND THE PICKET FENCE
IVY & ELEPHANTS FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE
MY TURN FOR US MY ROMANTIC HOME
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