Happy Father's Day everyone! I hope you're giving thanks and appreciation for all the Dads today. My dad passed away many years ago, but he's in my thoughts often. I loved him for so many reasons and I always felt loved by him. I'm grateful for having had a wonderful Father.
So onto my question.. About the paint.
A few weeks ago I was walking the dogs one morning and around the corner a neighbor was having a garage sale. Most of it was clothing and little household items. BUT.. In the back of all the stuff, was this piece of furniture. This buffet was really nice! I loved the style, the turned legs and design.
The finish was a little rough but not bad, a few spots of dripped paint. I could easily make this into something gorgeous. Did I need it? No... But, I'll ask how much.
"How much is the buffet?"
"Twenty five dollars."
(I thought hard for about 3 seconds.)
"I'll buy it!!!"
The neighbor let me return later to pay for it and haul it home.
She later told me how many people wanted to buy it and they couldn't believe she sold it for that low price. I scored!
So after wrestling it out of the van, I got some help getting it into the living room. I made the perfect spot for it. Right under my beloved Dorothy Spangler oil painting depicting a french flower cart.
Now I need to decide. Should I paint it? What color?
It could easily be spiffed up with a little 'Restore-a-Finish'. Have you tried that stuff? It's great for adding a little stain and shining up furniture. It covers scratches and a whole world of mishaps.
OR.. I could paint it! In my mind it's been gold, red, green, coral and even lavender. Lavender? Well, maybe not.
Turquoise would look great, but that doesn't fit in my house and besides, I may decide to use it as a tv stand eventually. Too many ideas! And tmi...
But under that painting it could be so many colors! I could even paint it with big flowers all over.
Paint the top only? Leave the top wood? What to do?!
I'm in no hurry to decide on a final finish, but it doesn't look that great.. but then it's not that bad either.
If I give it the 'Restore a Finish' and then decide to paint it later, I have to deal with the oily finish first.
So there it is. To paint or not to paint, that is the question.
Do you have the answer?
Thanks for dropping by the Sunset Coast today!
Have a great Father's Day!