If today was a “Hooked on ______ Day”, I would have to say I am hooked on dark wood. And not in a good way. Everything on my lower level is too matchy-matchy, and it is driving me crazy-crazy. Take a look at the picture below which I present to you as Exhibit A. Note how the kitchen cabinets match the bar stools which match the table and chairs in the breakfast bay which match the fireplace which match the dining room furniture. Phew. I rest my case. Or better yet, I should say that I diagnose my case as a bad case of the matchy-matchy. Fortunately for all of us, I know my way around a can of spray paint.
I now present to you, Exhibit B. I first assaulted the table with a can of Heirloom White, but it looked too, well….heirloomy for my taste. I then used my free can of Duron paint in Marshmallow White and it was too marshmallowy. I hated it and sort of wanted to eat it all at the same time.
Finally, I resorted to my craft paints and just started mixing and streaking and glazing different shades of brown, champagne and white. Ahhhh. Looking better.
Then, I lightly distressed the legs with a sandpaper sponge and was thrilled with the end result.
One table down, several other items to go. Next, I will attack the chair. I’m thinking black for that one. Join me for the journey to the cure for the matchy-matchy!
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