I feel like my style is always changing. And I think it's for the better. So lately I've been trying to branch out. For some reason I tend to decorate with things that are simple with clean lines but I've realized that the spaces I really enjoy, that really catch my eye, are the ones that have a more eclectic style. Spaces that feel more comfortable and relaxed. And that's what I want.
One of my favorite inspirations for this is InSideways. I love how she can make a space feel so inviting and unique, but still totally liveable. And it still looks clean and simple - I think because she chooses pieces carefully and doesn't let anything extra in. I think one thing I don't like about my home right now is that it just feels so full. We need some clean, open spaces, so I need to learn to get rid of the extras so the important things have room to shine. I'm working on that.
I'm sure it will be a long process to get to wherever I'm headed. :) But for now I'm taking some baby steps toward a more eclectic style, starting with collecting some unique pieces (and ditching the cookie-cutter pieces they replace). So I bought this end table the other day.
It was $12. And it's something I never would have bought a year ago. When I saw it I just thought, "wow, that's different." So I decided to give it a shot. It's probably going to need some love. The finish is pretty rough.
But it has these great details on the top that I'll probably lose if I try to strip it down and refinish it.
My normal response for something like this would be to sand it down and paint it but, remember, I'm trying to branch out! And isn't the aged look half the charm? I don't know! I never let anything stay that way! So I'm just going to leave it alone until I decide.
In the mean time, B has realized this table is just his size and the perfect place to eat lunch. So it's still sitting by our dining table to be he own special little spot.
Just watch out for watermelon thieves!
He still loves his aunt Beffy, in spite of her thievery.
What would you do with this? Leave it? Sand it down and refinish it? Paint it?