I'm swimming in a sea of different wood tones over here! I’ve found some great deals on furniture by buying through Craigslist, clearance sales, and accepting hand-me-downs from family… but now I’m stuck with a room full of mismatched furniture.
That’s where you come in! Please help me decide if I should: stay (keep a piece the way it is), stain (I’d love to go darker with some of the wood tones), or paint (I’d like to inject some color in the room, but I know that it’s hard to go back to wood once you paint it). Here are the pieces:
1. Table- Remember when I got the Pottery Barn table and chairs for $200? They came together as a set, but don't quite match up in tones. The table's finish is more reddish than the chairs so I don't mind losing it.
2. Chairs- Again, the six chairs came with the table for a grand total of $200. I do actually like the honey tones of the wood. (and yes, I do plan on recovering the seats)
3. Buffet- This is actually the most expensive piece of furniture I own. It was purchased at Storehouse about ten years ago and I've had it since. The light tone of the wood isn't my style, but it's finished so nicely that I don't know if painting or staining would be a smart idea.
4. Console- The last mismatched furniture piece sits across the room from the buffet. This console would probably make the best candidate for painting. It's a cheapo Target clearance find.
1. Table2. Chairs
Stay, stain, or paint?
I’m linking this post up with Amanda’s Decorating Dilemmas Party over at Serenity Now. Head over if you need a little help of your own!