I’m *tentatively* working on a top-secret project for an upcoming edition of Kaia, so for those of you who dislike when I do little DIY decor projects around the house, you’re in luck. This isn’t a post about what I’m doing. ‘Cuz, like I said, it’s top-secret. Dun dun duuuun.
BUT, I do need your opinion. (Ha! You thought I was gonna let you off the hook on this one, huh? It’s still a DIY decor project thing, just not one that I can show ya. Not until it’s published and an amount of time has passed (or I send you guys the link to check it out in the ezine). I so sneaky!)
I’ve got a piece of furniture that I’ll be reupholstering and refinishing. It’s got some traditional (read: curvy…possibly even “sexy”) lines goin’ on. I’d like to turn it into a transitional piece of furniture, mostly because that’s where my style seems to land and I’ll want to find a place for it in my home once it’s completed; waste not, want not. It will tentatively (there’s that word again) feature neutral fabric for the “squishy” area and perhaps some cute lil’ nail heads if the mood strikes me…or a slipcover. Seriously, can you see how good I am with decision-making?
The big “HELP?!” moment comes with the wood. It’s a solid wood piece of furniture, again, with curves (and some intricately detailed areas). I’ll show you some inspiration pieces that have me wondering whether to paint the frame a crisp white, paint the frame a dramatic black, sand it down to a “natural” look (very “beachy” and very “in” these days), or sand it and restain it to spruce it up. After looking at the inspirations, please comment below to let me know: A, B, C, D or E [E is “And now for something completely different” (please offer suggestion if choosing E, please…and name that reference!)].
A) Paint that sucker white, it’s classic and will stand the test of time while brightening things up…
B) In the words of the Stones, “Paint it Black!”
C) Au naturel, baby. Go for a beach vacation in your house, everyday!
D) Keep it traditional. Let the wood shine through. Stain it! (Can’t find any good examples for this, but I’m sure you know what stained wood looks like…right? Hope so!)
E) Example write-in votes include: Zebra stripes. Fluorescent green. Poop brown. Ask the cats; I hear that Winston has wicked style for miles.
And, now, for the “examples” to give you an idea of my thoughts (and, yes, I’m aware that there are ottomans AND chairs – that’s part of the mystique, folks)!!!
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(“Au naturel” legs…)
(black or dark brown…or even stained(?) legs with a neutral fabric)
(Pay no attention to the crazy flowers; just the natural finish)