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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?

5 comments:

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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