Long story short:
These heavy, dark wood and wrought iron Bombay Company tables were sucking the life out of my living room. Oversized and brown, they had to change or go.
Despite my usual lack of daring, last night I painted them with a leftover concoction I mixed up some time ago and which was almost gone. I had just enough to paint these two, there is none left for the matching coffee table that currently resides on it's side up against a wall in my Florida room awaiting its future. Ah, but that's a problem for another day.
After I painted these, I thought, "What have I done!?" Yet, as morning came and the day wore on...I fell in love with the cheery color and the lighter feel they give the room. The contrast of the dark brown wrought iron works for me as well.
Now about those pillows...
...they will soon be banished from the room. Stay tuned and let's see what finds its way to the loveseat next. What I'm after is a mix of blue, green and/or aqua with a raspberry red or orange-orange thrown in for excitement, kinda like my hibiscus.
This room is a definite work in progress. All these things take time. Painting those tables was a huge deal for me. I've been agonizing over what to do with them for a very long time.
I figure if you are unhappy with something as it is, what's the worse thing that could happen? I might have ended up unhappy with these in a new way, but then I could have still pawned them off on someone or tried something else.
I've had worse problems in my life. So in the end, I got a colorful addition to the changing landscape of my living room and I discovered a reward for my daring.
Be daring...at least once in a while in some small measure. See if you don't surprise yourself with the outcome.
I'll be at:
The Sunday Stop @ Joy 2 Journey
Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter
Say G'Day @ Natasha in Oz
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk
Get Schooled Saturday @ Too Much Time
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Fabulous Friday @ Doodles & Stitches
Tickled Pink Party @504 Main
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Share Your Cup Thursday @ HADCFMO
Made You Look Thursday @ Made in a Day
Open House Party & Giveaway @ No Minimalist Here
Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style
Cowgirl Up @ Cedar Hill Ranch
Share It @ The Winthrop Chronicles
Tips and Tricks @ Stringtown Home
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Tuesday To Do @ Blackberry Vine
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
Cure for the Common Monday@ Lines Across
Nifty Thrify Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life