Howard and I are Sunday-driving to a
charming lakeside village, where we're going
to take a gander at this table, below.
And I think it's a pretty safe bet that this table, below,
will be coming home to That Old House in the back of the minivan.
For the past month, I've been assiduously cruising Craigslist
cheap bargain coffee table, big and sturdy, for our study.
Which has been without coffee table convenience
since Anne moved out, and took hers with her.
|Anne's architect chest, AKA coffee table.|
No luck with the coffee table search until Friday, when lightning struck, and that
cute, cottage-y, kitschy, scallop-y, chunky coffee table stood up and said, "Pick me!"
So we did.
Now, what color should we paint it?
The sturdy study upholstery is a very printed cotton tapestry,
furniture we bought in 2001 for its dog-and-teenager-proof qualities.
And it has stood up to dogs, kids, and grownups very well over the years.
Loads of colors. Gold, brown, black, red, other red, rust,
pale green, dark green, weird blue, and a bit of a purplish color,
but I don't know what you'd call it.
Then there's the rug. Similar colors, only paler.
"Stop looking at me!
You think I want to wear this stupid dress?"
I initially was thinking dark red (mostly because I
already have some dark red paint), but then I thought,
No, let's make it green to blend in
with the room, which also has green walls.
And I already have green paint.
So, whatcha think?
Green? Red? Gold? Plaid?
No, seriously -- what do you think would be a good color for this table?
(It's kind of a dark room.)
And ... should I decoupage the top because -- yes -- I already have some Mod Podge?
Have a gorgeous Sunday, my friends.
It is crazy, crazy windy here, and a few loose shutters keep
scaring the life out of me by banging on the house.
I'm glad it's not Halloween tonight!
The leaves are flying off the trees. Goodbye, chlorophyll!