Ok, I need some help. I have this beautiful piece of furniture that was passed down to me from my grandmother. It is an antique daybed and it is gooorgeous. Just.plain.gorgeous. She is quite a looker, I tell ya! All the little details are beautiful…the cane backing, the swirly, curly q legs with the floral markings, but, let’s be honest, she needs some freshening up. Not to mention she could use some fresh fabric and new pillows.
Here is a picture of her from the front…sorry the photo is a little grainy.
My initial thought was to go and get some restorative furniture polish to bring back her shine and I may still stick with that. However, I started seeing all these painted daybeds popping up out of nowhere and I just cannot get them out of my head. I have a problem…I dream of painted daybeds. What??? You think that’s strange!?!? Ok…it is weird, I know. But, just look at how puuuurty they are.
There is something about the way that the paint and glaze makes all those little details on each of the beds pop. I want my daybed to be a showstopper…she deserves to steal all of the attention when you walk into our office. She has a lot of history and truth be told she is just a touch needy. At this point in time, as beautiful as she is, she doesn’t really get noticed.
Now, I just want to clarify that a. yes, I dream of painted furniture and sometimes give my furniture personality traits and b. I have a lot of furniture pieces in my house that are not painted. I do show some restraint. I do think there is something so lovely about natural wood tones. They can be stunning all on their own. So, I know, sometimes it’s best just to leave a piece alone.
So, tell me what you think…paint or no paint??? Help me make a decision…look below and click “leave a comment” and give it to me straight…I promise I can take it.