Friday, March 23, 2012

It Don't Matter if You're Black or White

I was jammin to a little Michael the entire time worked on this bad boy:) You know you are all singing along in your heads!  The thing about this baby, is that I started out planning on painting it white... and then at the last second switched it to black.

As you have probably noticed I have been doing A LOT of white lately.  I am trying to have my store a little more uniform, a little less random. So, in this effort I have been aiming for mostly black and white furniture and that way I can throw in some fun color and change that color seasonally.  Right now most of the store is black, white, and aqua.  It makes me so happy.  Of course I have some neutrals and glass, etc in there but I am trying to create some uniformity in the furniture.  ANY WHO, with all of the white I have been doing lately I figured it was time to start introducing more black.  So, if you see a theme in the next few posts, at least you know why.

Back when I painted this bench, I had never ever painted any furniture black.  I just tend to lean towards light and airy, not dark and heavy.  But when I saw how fabulous the bench turned out I figured I would try a few more.  So, without further ado, let me show you the before:

I got this little beauty from my friend Danne (she seems to be a recurring theme in these posts lately:).  She had a new coffee table that a friend of hers had given her so she gave me this one... THANKS DANNE!!!

It was actually cute just the way it was but there were a lot of scratches and scuffs.  My plan was to do a distressed white but then I got to thinking.  There are quite a few white coffee tables at The Barn right now but there are no black ones.  As you all know, I love to be different so I got all CRAZY pants on you and changed my mind!  Once I was done spraying and distressing it I realized that it needed something more.  I had absolutely LOVED how the burlap looked on the bench so I figured, why not do it again!

I got out my handy dandy staple gun and this is what I came up with:

Wow, I got really talkative on you all... sorry for the long post:)  But I do LOVE how this guy turned out don't you!!??

Keeping It Simple

Mercantile Muse

Decorating Insanity



  1. Looks awesome! The burlap is a cool feature. Great job!

  2. Loving that burlap under the glass! It definitely looks great with the distressed finish you did. :)

  3. love Love LOVE!!!! So beyond cute!

  4. TOTALLY one of my favorite pieces you've done! LOVE it!

  5. THat looks great! I love the burlap on the top!

  6. That is awesome! Love, love, love the burlap. Got me thinking!

  7. Oh yeah... my kind of decor! Burlap & black... awesome job!

  8. How awesome is that?! I love how it came out! Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Party!