3.23.2012

business truth and house plans



                                                                             Source: kvlv.tumblr.com via Abby on Pinterest

So true.  Something to think about!

Brown may be my least favorite color.  I'm just not a huge fan.  But when you look at our living room, there is a big, brown, leather chair {bought ten years ago} and our ever practical, brown coffee table.  I would never design a room like this intentionally.  It's just how our furniture evolved over the years of having kids.  

The coffee table is actually from Pottery Barn Kids.  It's their activity table, and it has gotten years of use by my boys.  I think we have at least two more years that we will need to keep it in our living room.  Notice PB doesn't feature it in a living room.  :-)  But while most of our toys are in the basement, I like my boys to have the option to play with us in the same room.  I can make dinner and keep an eye on them.
But I hate that it's brown...and next to our brown chair.

So I have a plan.  I'm going to paint the table the same fabulous color as our dining room.

It's Calypso Blue by Benjamin Moore: the same exact color is in my pillow fabric.

Painting this table will either be a huge disaster and make our living room look like a flea market, 
or it will be gorgeous.  
I think it's worth the risk!  What do you think?

18 comments:

  1. Great idea! I think it will be gorgeous! Definitely go for it! I really love that color.

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  2. Do it! You will be so glad you did and I think taking risks on things keeps it interesting for you. Looking forward to seeing the after pictures!

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  3. Okay, I'm the odd one out so far, but I say keep it wood. You have some great painted pieces in there, and I think the wood is a good balance. Funny that you see it as brown. I see the coffee table as a neutral and brown leather is like jeans -- goes with anything. I'll bet that you've already done it, though!! :)

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  4. I like the blue idea...and you can't beat the name of that color! LOL!
    -Shelley

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  5. I say go for it. It will provide balance with the dark blue drapes and look great in front of the yellow sofa!

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  6. I think it will be fabulous - do it! I love the colour and it will work beautifully with the fabric on your pillows :) xx

    Anna (My Design Ethos)

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  7. I don't think it can really be a disaster...it sounds absolutely fabulous to me! I'm always a big fan of color (understatement of the year!) and I totally back you up on the brown thing...I don't know why I have such an aversion to that color!

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  8. I think it'll look fabulous, especially next to that sofa!

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  9. It will be beautiful I'm sure! Can't wait to see it!

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  10. Definitely worth the risk...think it will look great!

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  11. Love the quote (just pinned it) and think painting the table will be great and not a huge risk - it's only paint right? If the blue doesn't turn out you can always paint it black. I'd go a shade darker than the wall color though - bermuda turquoise maybe?? Can't wait to see how it turns out! Your living room is beautiful :D

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  12. I think I would paint it white like the buffet in your dining room. It might blend in a little better since you don't really like it anyway!! I, too, hate brown!

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  13. It will be gorgeous - go for it!

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  14. I feel the same way about brown - we had a very practical, well made coffee table that my kids could store toys in and play on - I ended up selling it and moving the toys to other places (Gah!). I think your coffee table will be great painted in that blue!

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  15. You KNOW I'd say go for it! If you don't like it as-is, what do you have to lose?!

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  16. Absolutely, I'd do a high gloss enamel and gold on the square details on the side to give it a completely new look! Danielle Oakey did a gorgeous desk awhile back. Don't you love opinionated bloggers?! :)

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  17. Love that! I think your living room is lovely either way. Drooling over that light fixture!

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