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black is the new black July 24, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — hmcclure2005 @ 5:10 am

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about updating my current furniture. I certainly can’t afford new furniture and I enjoy finding new life in the old. My furniture isn’t ugly per se, it’s just a tad dated. And when I say dated, I don’t mean cool retro or vintage, I mean circa 1996.

Back in 1996 I bought four pieces of middle-of-the-road furniture. All pieces match (I’m SO over that!). Each piece has a cherry finish surface with hunter green legs or accents. Okay…don’t judge, it was popular in ’96. There isn’t anything wrong with the pieces structurally, they just need a face lift.

So, with that said…I’m really diggin’ black furniture in either an antique or distressed finish. Like this:

black console table

Funnily enough…the size and shape of the above table is almost identical to one of my pieces. I’m thinking that I can lightly sand the current piece and paint it to resemble the above. Then I’ll replace the current wooden, French country, round knob pulls with the stylish silver bin pulls like above. I’m thinking it would be a piece of cake!

My question to the 2.5 people who read my blog (probably because I never update it and it sucks) is: will I need to prime the wood prior to painting? And…what type of paint do I use to get the above finish? Suggestions? Thoughts?

More cuteness:

black tall table


All of the above photos courtesy of