I NEED ADVICE – Beach Cottage Paints a Bedside Night Table
Mon 5th, Jul, 2010
G’day my lovelies!
If you are in the States I hope you are enjoying the celebration…we had our very own Beach Cottage version on Saturday night involving a couple of chickens with lemons shoved up their bottoms with some American friends over for dinner. And, you’ll be very pleased to know, a pie, not cooked by me, I hasten to add, which slipped down very nicely with the Budweiser.
Now, people, purlease stop right there and initiate yourself today cos this here post I want beach decorating answers… this is what they call interactive blogging (I made that up)…and I expect you here to interact…yep, I know normally I am happy to broadcast to the world as if I were talking to an old friend but today I surely wanna take advantage of that precious commodity we all are using called technology and ask you just what I should do with this bedside?
What colour would you paint it? I know you know my colour scheme…I know you know my style beachy vintage style…I know you know I am slapdash and cannot entertain thoughts of perfect and so when I was presented with a colour-quandary I thought why not ask you guys?
So I will give you a little bit of background on this old sidetable first.
It works like this…every few months I inter-change this old bedside table for the pile of vintage suitcases, in between which time I pile suitcases on Mr BC’s side much to his chagrin.
What do I care of that? Not much. Happy wife happy life.
So anyway, the last few weeks the bedside has been beside me purely because I bought a few potions to ahem aid the aging process and they are kept right here in this little top drawer and on the old suitcases these little pots of cosmetic promise firstly looked rather untidy and secondly presented with me the evidence every night that **** I am now actively ensconced in this anti-aging conundrum …a worrying occurrence for sure.
And as I reached for the potions when I collapsed past this nighstand in a heap I was confronted with not only a grubby old piece I had madeover a few years ago but also a daggy grey that was not doing much for anyone or anything.
And so in my decorating wisdom yesterday afternoon and already with paintbrush in hand, after zapping that side-of-the-road chair with paint, I decided to move onto this old beauty and give her what I am trying to achieve for myself…an instant facelift.
This my lovelies is what she looked like a few years ago before I initiated her in all things Beach Cottage
She was damaged goods…lonely, broken, unloved…and worse…brown.
And while having enjoyed her time here, being moved around, zapped with white, filled with chemicals for younger skin, photographed by mad stylists from trendy magazines…she had got somewhat tired….
…she scuffed her side…
and had tea stains on her top…
and so taking a deep breath I bathed her in a coat of primer
….and boy did she sigh
And so now this is the bit where you come in (I already have benefitted muchly from my lovely Facebooking friends on this topic input on this)……. I want YOU to tell me what you think
zap it with my tried and tested hand-mixed Beach White
paint those drawers in a soft easy colour that is in contrast to the rest
bash it with a few tools to make it shabbier and yummier
smother it in anti-aging cream for a young look ;-)
…the colours I have at my disposal for this (I think Mr BC may well kill me if I purchase any more paint) are any assortment of white paint you might like to peruse…creamy white, blue white, stark white, grey white, yellowy white….but also BLACK, pale aqua blue, silvery grey, bluey grey, vintagey cream, mushroomy putty…
oh and the logistics of commenting for those of you who inhabit Lurkdom?
that button down there on the right at the very bottom of the post..the one marked ‘leave a comment’ hit it and advise
I will be waiting..
oh and p.s. the lamp is toast…I’ve seen one I love & it’ll be here very soon..