Am I the only one who has immense indecision when trying to pick colors?! That's why I need your help! I have a vacation that starts in one week---what better time to work on my blog and tackle a furniture painting project. Last year, I painted my vintage tanker desk a lovely teal; this year, I will be painting a pedestal table top (a far easier project!). Continue reading after the jump for more info to consider for the color and to check out pics of my adjoining rooms.
I scored this wonderfully retro pedestal table at my local Savers for $13 several months ago. It’s actually my first dining table, because I’ve always rented one-bedroom apartments that didn’t include separate space for a dining room. When I moved into a two-bedroom place, I finally had my official dining room.
Before finding this table, I’d been searching at thrift stores and was unlucky. I was ready to settle for a table at IKEA when I found this one. Very ecstatic was I!
A few things to consider:
*The colors of the surrounding decor and rooms: In the kitchen, I have medium-toned wood cabinets that have a reddish hue. I haven’t yet added colored accessories to the kitchen, but will do so with the same or similar color I use for the table. This will help tie the spaces together.
The best indicator of the colors in these spaces are all found in the distressed poster art I have hanging in the dining area:
Since the floorplan is fairly open, the living room is also visible from the kitchen and dining area. Here, I’m also decorating with a natural, creamy color scheme that includes pops of green and black.
*The amount of light in this space: Since it’s in the corner and far from the window, it doesn’t get much natural light. Because of this, the table could be a brighter color because it wouldn’t feel so overwhelming.
*How long I’ll stick with this color: I’m game for almost any color because if I don’t like it, it’s an easy piece to repaint. Plus, I’m really in the mood for something bright that stands out.
Here are the shades I’ve chosen as options, in larger detail.
Which color(s) do you think would look best? As always, should you or any other blog readers be caught or killed, the blog moderator will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This blog will self-destruct in 5 seconds. Good luck, Mr./Mrs. Blog Reader.