Friday, September 3, 2010

A question.....


OK, I'm wanting flower boxes under the windows, right...
well, I'm constructing a bench out of an old chest
that has a broken top...AND...
I have to take out the top two drawers...
then I had these two funky lil' corbels...
TAH DAH...
Well sorta, but what ta do, what ta do...
should I leave them natural
with just a coat of preservative...
OR...
should I paint them white???
My brain hurts on this one...
use your imagination
and see with your mind's eye...

15 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Instantly I thought of the natural! Those handles on the drawer would blend better? And love that ghostly plant in the photo too!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a great idea! I luv the way it look's. Thank You for sharing

suzeeez said...

I might paint them black :o)

summersundays-jw said...

sorry, can't help you with this one. I really think you'll be pleased whatever you do. What a great idea -- useing the drawers & corbels.

MARY PERNULA said...

I love it, either way painted or natural will work, thanks for sharing. HUGS MARY

donna baker said...

Live with them a while, my dear.

The Attic Girls said...

I love the natural..it's a nice contrast against the white.

Sylvia said...

A coat of crackle glaze then the white, you'll have the best of both worlds

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

Such a precious idea, thanks for sharing!!

House Things said...

Natural, or how bout black?

Annie said...

I vote for sanding the drawer, adding some whitewash and then sanding it down again. Love the look in any event.

time-worn interiors said...

I like them just the way they are! Did you ever think you would hear me say don't paint them??
Sister Tot

Nank said...

If you are ambitious paint them according to the season. If you are not, I like them natural.

Lori R. said...

ya know how that old varnish crackles when painted white, yeah, that is what I would do...

lifespassion said...

Awesome idea - just love your creativity! I think either way you will love them. Live with them as is for awhile, and maybe paint them later...best of both worlds.