TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT


Sometimes I get in a funk about pieces and can’t decide what to do with them. I am kind of a measure twice cut once girl….I don’t want to start over if it doesn’t work out. I will…..I just don’t want too:)

I thought I would ask your opinion of these two pieces I just picked up.

 If you are getting tired of seeing pictures of my family room, just look away….  this is the room I’m working in right now. Mom gave me these great nesting tables the other day. They are heavy as lead, what seems to be pecan….maybe. I think they are so cute and can be easily moved around to serve different purposes. I cannot decide on the color.  Yes, they have the dreaded black speckle, but other than that, I love the pattern of the wood and even the color. I don’t want to overload my home with painted furniture but I am leaning towards needing to paint these. What do you think??



The second piece is one I picked up while scouting a dresser off craigslist. The dresser turned out to be a bomb. It had a cracked frame on the bottom, no dovetail and it was missing some hardware. The ad was very misleading and I was super disappointed. I did walk away with this cute little side table from the same guy.

It has great lines but the marble is pinky and the wood has an orange tint. It will be painted, I am just at a loss for what to do with the marble…Any suggestions on color? Should I work with the marble or paint it? I am totally lost…. and I don’t say that often.

What’s your opinion? 

Comments

  1. Very pretty tables, you really can't go wrong whichever way you go. One of my favorite looks is the stained wood top and painted base. That gives you some wood tone and some color. Can't wait to see what you do.

  2. Very pretty tables, you really can't go wrong whichever way you go. One of my favorite looks is the stained wood top and painted base. That gives you some wood tone and some color. Can't wait to see what you do.

  3. I actually really like the wood on the first one and I think it compliments the soft colors around it. Not sure what to do with the marble though!

  4. I actually really like the wood on the first one and I think it compliments the soft colors around it. Not sure what to do with the marble though!

  5. I actually think they would look GREAT painted! …but take that with a grain of salt, I've been accused of painting anything that doesn't mov ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Seriously, they are o cute, they'd look great either way.

  6. I actually think they would look GREAT painted! …but take that with a grain of salt, I've been accused of painting anything that doesn't mov ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Seriously, they are o cute, they'd look great either way.

  7. Depending on where you want to use the piece with the marble top, I would paint the marble white and probably use a soft gray color on the wood. After it was painted, I would maybe add some gold/silver leaf to the scroll around the top.

  8. Depending on where you want to use the piece with the marble top, I would paint the marble white and probably use a soft gray color on the wood. After it was painted, I would maybe add some gold/silver leaf to the scroll around the top.

  9. Take the gun, leave the cannoli…
    Don't paint the pecan nesters, do paint the marble topped table, just don't paint the marble. Painting the table a good color may make the flaw of pink marble a virtue. What's opposite pink on the color wheel? I forget…anyway, a good color like chateau grey, maybe toned down a bit with OW or PG? Some dark wax in those pretty nooks and crannies…yup.
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. Thanks for the reply re the dark wax trouble I had. Me and the DW are making friends…bit by bit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Take the gun, leave the cannoli…
    Don't paint the pecan nesters, do paint the marble topped table, just don't paint the marble. Painting the table a good color may make the flaw of pink marble a virtue. What's opposite pink on the color wheel? I forget…anyway, a good color like chateau grey, maybe toned down a bit with OW or PG? Some dark wax in those pretty nooks and crannies…yup.
    ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S. Thanks for the reply re the dark wax trouble I had. Me and the DW are making friends…bit by bit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Don't paint the tables from your mom…do paint that second table…it could use some color:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

  12. Don't paint the tables from your mom…do paint that second table…it could use some color:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

  13. I completely agree with Wendy. Leave the beautiful marble and paint the wood with a soft, gray. The natural surface of the marble will compliment the table and the room. Every room should have some natural surfaces in it.

    Hello to my home town. I miss B'ham!
    ~Becky Hoban

  14. I completely agree with Wendy. Leave the beautiful marble and paint the wood with a soft, gray. The natural surface of the marble will compliment the table and the room. Every room should have some natural surfaces in it.

    Hello to my home town. I miss B'ham!
    ~Becky Hoban

  15. Hi Kelli, I love the architectual lines on the nesting tables and can see the pure white with silver accents… ? The second one with the marble ~ well I love the idea of the gray to compliment the pink tones in the marble. I'm sure whatever you do will be beautiful!

  16. Hi Kelli, I love the architectual lines on the nesting tables and can see the pure white with silver accents… ? The second one with the marble ~ well I love the idea of the gray to compliment the pink tones in the marble. I'm sure whatever you do will be beautiful!

  17. Well, I say leave them. They warm up the space..not that it's cold..just with such a neutral/mono color pallet, it's nice to have something just a little different. The contrast is very appealing to the eye…not too much as it would be with a dark wood. It's just enough to create interest and make you want to look at the shape of the piece while not over powering your color pallet. Use the second table to fill your paint fix! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Well, I say leave them. They warm up the space..not that it's cold..just with such a neutral/mono color pallet, it's nice to have something just a little different. The contrast is very appealing to the eye…not too much as it would be with a dark wood. It's just enough to create interest and make you want to look at the shape of the piece while not over powering your color pallet. Use the second table to fill your paint fix! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. I say leave the nesting tables as they are. If I am seeing them accurately, there is a burl-like pattern in the wood…very nice. The marble one I would paint the wood part and leave the marble top alone. And I agree that a warm grey would work well. Let us see your outcome.

  20. I say leave the nesting tables as they are. If I am seeing them accurately, there is a burl-like pattern in the wood…very nice. The marble one I would paint the wood part and leave the marble top alone. And I agree that a warm grey would work well. Let us see your outcome.

  21. I love the mixture of beautiful woods with fabulous painted finds. My vote is to leave these two pieces without paint and allow the color to bounce around the rest of the space ๐Ÿ™‚ . ~Bridget at The Pineapple Bungalow

  22. I love the mixture of beautiful woods with fabulous painted finds. My vote is to leave these two pieces without paint and allow the color to bounce around the rest of the space ๐Ÿ™‚ . ~Bridget at The Pineapple Bungalow

  23. Don't paint the nesting table set, but the one with the marble top is asking for paint ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kate

  24. Don't paint the nesting table set, but the one with the marble top is asking for paint ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kate

  25. This is awesome. And exactly what I needed to hear at this moment in my little mommy life.

  26. This is awesome. And exactly what I needed to hear at this moment in my little mommy life.

  27. The nesting tables are gorgeous just as they are. They don't need to be painted. If you want to paint them that's OK too, but there is nothing wrong with the way they look now, in my opinion.
    The marble topped table looks fine to me too, but it would look really cute painted. But I say leave the marble as is. If you don't want it then see if it can be removed and just replace it with a wood insert that you can paint or replace it with some tiles maybe. But don't paint the marble.

  28. The nesting tables are gorgeous just as they are. They don't need to be painted. If you want to paint them that's OK too, but there is nothing wrong with the way they look now, in my opinion.
    The marble topped table looks fine to me too, but it would look really cute painted. But I say leave the marble as is. If you don't want it then see if it can be removed and just replace it with a wood insert that you can paint or replace it with some tiles maybe. But don't paint the marble.

  29. i love that lamp and shade….don't paint the nesting tables….you can paint the marble top just not the marble…

  30. i love that lamp and shade….don't paint the nesting tables….you can paint the marble top just not the marble…

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