Paint or not to paint?

That is the question. 

Okay all of you furniture painters/lovers out there, I need some input as to your feelings on painting this beautiful vanity.


Let me give you some background~

I got this piece at a steal, and it was so lovely I decided not to paint it.  I brought it with me to The Little Red Barn Sale, and there was no interest.  So I hauled it back to my house, with hopes of selling it on CL.  However, it's been almost 4 weeks and nothing.  Not even a little nibble.  I'm having a serious battle within my soul as to whether or not I should paint it.  I have a pretty good feeling that if I were to paint it, I would sell it much quicker.


Your thoughts?....
I picture myself as an old woman peering through my bifocals, looking back at this blog, and thinking "I can't believe I painted that. 

Or I could be an old woman, with perfect eyesight and thinking "now, why didn't I paint that?"
 I also imagine some sort of head device that we will be wearing 24-7 that allows us to surf the net while driving, cooking dinner, and showering.

12 comments:

  1. you could keep the top and drawers wood and frame it out in some kind of pretty blue- that would look awesome and still preserve some of the pretty wood!

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  2. what about a nice stain? keep the feel of the wood but update it a bit? :)

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  3. I'd stain it and make it not so shiny.

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  4. My thought was painting it a pale gray and leaving the drawer fronts and top alone or a darker stain.

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  5. I like the idea of leaving the drawer fronts natural then painting the rest. That way you still keep some of it's original character while updating it as well. Great piece!

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  6. I agree with others. Leave the drawer fronts as they are. They have a great pattern to them. Paint the rest of the piece a color that would compliment the drawer fronts.

    However, paint it if selling it is your goal...don't paint it if you plan to keep it.

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  7. I say paint it! I see a number of beautiful combos.....:) Sandy

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  8. It needs some work, just go ahead and paint it. :)

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  9. I think it would be beautiful painted! :)

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  10. if you were truly up for a mess, i'd strip the whole thing and give it a grey wash so the grain comes through and update the hardware. you know, wisteria/restoration hardware-ish.

    or not!

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  11. I was checking out your new site and could not help but comment on this little something that I love so much!

    If this piece were mine {close eyes and wish! hee!} I would take the mirror off, sand it down, fill the hardware holes and drill new holes for new hardware and paint it! Sell it as a desk.....:}

    ...just my two cents!

    xo

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