How do you know when to paint a piece of furniture?
It's not always easy to tell if a piece of furniture should be painted
or left in it's original chippy paint state
Here is a small desk that looks to be in pretty bad shape.
We are going to try cleaning it up and then assess if it is too bad and needs
to be painted or if it is just chippy enough to be "charming"
This particular piece has been in an attic for over 100 years...
we are really hoping to salvage the original paint...so sweet and delicate
Here are two side tables that we decided looked better
cleanly painted in a soft grey so they match
We had a little fun with this corner cabinet, painting the inside beadboard a bright aqua
This vanity has the look and feel of original paint
but in fact we painted and then distressed it
Here, we decided that although this little end table is quite distressed
it was distressed in just the right amount....ha ha
Items that are very distressed or shabby look great
next to very clean items with simple lines
Sooo..... largely, to paint or not to paint, depends on condition, style and personal choice