I’m a design wannabe. I want to refashion, redecorate and redo.

To shift from stylishly-plain to remarkably chic... Moss Abode a la Mode.

What to do?

April 21, 2010

I have this small table that was given to us by my in-laws.  It currently sits in the small hallway outside the master bedroom.  It's the catch-all; keys, mail, small change, but mostly dust. Lots of dust.  Arizona, if not only known for its heat, should also be know for its dust.

I don't know what to do with it. Not the dust, the table. 

I want to move it from this area (where it fits quite perfectly) and hang a custom full-length mirror on the wall to the rear/right (of the 2nd photo). 

The table is tall, about 40 inches.  And very square, about 24" x 24".  So, unless it's going in a corner nook, it doesn't do well by itself as a stand-alone.

Before the mirror idea, I thought about sanding and going heirloom white with it, so it fit better with the light gray walls and white trim.  But now I don't know.

It may find its way to Craigslist, which makes me sad because it's such an interesting piece.  But it just doesn't fit in our home.

What would you do?


Kara said...

Can you refinish to match the guest room and put it in there as a catch all for guests (and dust). Or figure out how to fit it in in the living room once that's furnished? Paint with semi-gloss and use it as an extra surface in the kitchen?

Red Door Home said...

Very cute table. I always go back and forth when it comes to painting furniture. I love the look but always feel guilty if the piece is made of quality wood.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

That's a great little table! It would be lovely white as a bedside table..? xx

Sarah said...

What if you painted it a very strong color? It's a small enough table that a really bold color won't look garish. Maybe pick one of the stronger accent colors of the room. It's a really cool table.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I would paint it to match your decor, and make it vignette, by first removing all the stuff, add a small bowl of some kind to catch the keys etc, add a tray below to magazines, mail and a small bud vase, try starting there.

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