To be honest, I’m glad that my Plan A for my dining table didn’t really pan out, because now that gives me the opportunity to do something really bold and different with the table that I probably wouldn’t have considered otherwise. I mean, stained top and black base? It’s a beautiful combo. Classic, even. But it’s a bit predictable, and that’s not exactly what I’m wanting for the first room that people see upon entering my house.
I want bold, colorful, bright, fun, and a little bit daring. (See? This is what happens when I spend my days at the condo.)
And I just feel like that will start with a big, colorful dining table painted in a color that I’ll pull from the fabric that I’ve chosen.
Do you now how hard it is to find colorful dining table inspiration? With all of the painted furniture out there these days, it seems like there would be more. Way more.
But dining tables seem to be the one piece of paintable furniture with which most people play it safe and stick with neutrals.
If you get on Pinterest and search “painted dining table,” you’ll find a plethora of tables in white, black and gray. And if people want to get really “daring” it seems that the go-to color is soft, barely-there robin’s egg blue.
There’s absolutely nothing at all wrong with those safe, neutral colors. But when I see so many of them, it makes me wonder the same thing that I wonder every time I get on Pinterest and see the unbelievable number of kitchen makeovers that are all painted white. Do the majority of people out there really and truly prefer those neutrals, or do they have them and live with them because they’re safe and they’re the “proper” colors for kitchens and dining tables?
Because let’s face it, a bold, bright, daring color on a dining table makes quite a statement in a room. It’s a surefire way to make your dining room personalized, unique, and the very opposite of boring and predictable.
So I’m going to go for it. The other day, I was kind of joking when I said that I might paint the table a bold cranberry color, but now I’m seriously considering it. Or at least, I’m considering a bold color. Again, I’ll wait until my fabric sample arrives so I can choose a color that coordinates with it.
And I have a feeling that at least one or two of you should be joining me in this. And again, that’s not because there’s anything wrong with neutrals. Neutrals are great. Every room needs neutrals to contrast with the bold and bright colors that are used.
But at least a couple of you should be joining me in this because a bold, bright painted table would be more “you,” and you’ve been living with a neutral table that you feel is boring simply because it’s the “proper” color for a dining table.
Soooo…who’s ready to take a paint brush to a dining table now? 🙂
I’m getting really excited about the possibilities for my dining room. I’m still leaning towards a warm color simply because I want to force myself to get out of my blue and green (and blue-green) comfort zone.
Sometimes failed Plan A’s can be the best thing to happen for your rooms and your decorating plans. And I have a feeling that my dining room will turn out to be way more “me” now that I’m forced to move on to Plan B, and now that I’m feeling way more daring.