Painting wood?

16 Sep

Okay so have a flat to move into now at the end of the month so the next few weeks might have a bit of an overdose of interiors inspiration.  Tell me if it bores you.

So we are going to be getting a lot of secondhand furniture and I think a great way to pull those all together are by painting the “mismatched” wood.  As the walls are white in our bedroom I am thinking of painting it a light dove grey, maybe white in the lounge?  That will have to be open to negotiation with The Housemate.

Here is some inspiration

Sources: 1 | 2 | 3 & 4

So from that …

I picked up this table the other day from the street (thank you kind neighbour) which I am going to use as a desk in our bedroom.  It needs a bit of sanding but big question … should I paint the legs grey? The whole thing grey?  The wood does have a nice colour…  Or is it a wait until we get the rest of our furniture and decide?

Sorry running late and had my fixed lense on but you get the idea of what it looks like no?

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3 Responses to “Painting wood?”

  1. katie 16 September 2011 at 11:59 am #

    Honestly.. i don’t really like painted wood at all. You can do amazing things to bring out wood’s natural beauty with a bit of elbow grease, stains and oils. Paint never looks as nice to me!

  2. That in Black Ink 17 September 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    I’d wait until you move in. There’s nothing as tedious as stripping paint, especially if you’ve only just done it. I like painted wood as long as it doesn’t go over into ‘twee’.
    Claire

  3. Mademoiselle Poirot 18 September 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    This wood looks beautiful and I like the shape of the table, so I would at least wait until you have the other pieces and then decide. Alternatively you could give the different pieces a colour wash? That way the wood grain can still show but the overall effect is more coherent. Then again, why not simply have a mad mix of furniture?………Sorry, I’ll stop now otherwise I’ll just fill up all your commenting space 😉 Hope you’re well, have a lovely evening xo

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