Given that our house budget is.....as they say in the restaurant booking world, "completely committed," I started stopping at garage tag sales (we don't have garage sales here in New England. We have 'tag' sales. Because we are annoyingly supercilious special.)
I liked the clean lines, the storage detail, and the nice proportions of this piece. I do not like the inlays. And since the price was right ($20), I'm going to attempt my first piece of refinished furniture. I want it to be SHINY! and TWO COLORS! and BOLD! and SHINY! I think having the top a different color than the base would be fun. But do I paint the ENTIRE top a different color, or only the surface parallel to the floor?
I'm thinking about a cool 'bone' color for the body and a deep red or black for the sliding top. What think you? Here's the before.