I've always said that one of the best ways to "see" how your decor is looking, is to look at it through a lens. If something seems like it's not coming together, snap a picture of it, and then you can see things that your eye isn't picking up.
Case in point:
I was totally digging this drop leaf table that I was going to share today, and look what I discovered...
I really need to paint the underside.
Before you think this was a major oversight, I intentionally left the underside undone as I was finishing this piece.
I thought it lent itself to the primitive charm.
But now, after staging it and snapping some beauty shots, I see that it really needs to be black underneath as well.
This table was a great find while I was out hunting for a vintage bike.
If you live in the state capitol, like me, you can find cast offs that the government has let go and sells to the public!
The government surplus warehouse sells everything from unclaimed bikes
(which is why I was there in the first place)
to office furniture
(really. I looked at one once when I was there)
and lots of other great items.
Mostly office furniture though.
So I was very excited to have found this table. It's not the kind of piece I usually see there.
I painted the table in MMS milk paint, Typewriter.
It's a great charcoal black.
I felt like this was the first time I got the consistency just right.
It got a good distressing, allowing the original color to show through.
Several of the items I staged with the table are going to Junk Salvation.
The 'Friends' sign, the cloche; I also have a few beautifully weathered cutting boards and some vintage alarm clocks.
It has a chippy top.
And folded up:
And this is also why I thought painting the top only was ok!
But, I am off to go get my paint brush....
Have a great weekend!