One of the many reasons I love blogging is that I occasionally get to ask you, my readers, for your advice! You guys are way smarter than me, and I value your opinions! So, I'm coming to you today with another question.
What would you do with this?
(I robbed those two knobs for the doors on the china cabinet!)
I'm still formulating a plan for my master bedroom, and this one has me stumped. You should know, my dad made this armoire from scratch. It's huge-almost 7 feet tall- and weighs a ton. He won the prize of a rotator cuff surgery after manhandling this thing. Stained wood is not a favorite for many people, but I actually don't mind it and think I would warm the room up. I think the grain in this piece is interesting.
All of that being said, for many months I've been trying to decide what to do with it. Leave it as is? Leave it stained, but maybe darken it up a bit (and is there an easier way to do that rather than sanding it all and re-staining)? Paint it? Put some mirrored panels on the doors?
I know you all don't know the design plan for the room, but here are a few things I know. The walls are grey, doors are black and trim is white. The bedding will be neutral (except for the pillows) with an upholstered headboard, I'm not sure what the finish on the nightstands will be yet, and I'll probably use some bamboo shades (which would be the same tone as the armoire is now) with this fabric for the drapery. That gives you a bit of an idea...
We're hoping to make a final decision and purchase a mattress today. We're trading our queen mattresses for a full set from my mom, and will use that to upgrade Caleb from a twin. And, this guy will be headed for Craig's List tomorrow.
Thank you for faithfully reading. I consider you all friends, and often mention around here..."I have a blog friend in Dallas," or "I have a blog friend in Massachusetts..." or Denver... or Atlanta... or Orlando... Have a beautiful weekend, spring is right around the corner!