If I could change one thing about our past as a married couple, it would be that I would’ve never spent a ton of money on furniture. I wasn’t into DIY when we were first married. I thought the only way to get nice furniture is to go to Pilgrim Furniture City, Raymour & Flanigan, or Ethan Allen to spend way too much money on it. I remember walking around Pilgrim searching for a dining room set HATING everything I saw, and wondering why it was so hard to pick something out.
Ever have that problem?
We finally settled on this one. For $1100. Ouch.
(Please excuse this ANCIENT picture of our dining room. I clearly need to update our house tour photos!)
Not bad at all, minus the price. It was actually Pat’s choice…probably because I was being so incredibly indecisive about everything and he wanted to get the day over with. And I do really enjoy this set. I love the contrast of the dark and white wood, and the clean lines. However…………………
Something happens when you live in a house with dark furniture and you have a tornado dog and crazy cat.
Scratches. Scratches happen. A LOT of them. All over the place.
Enter my dilemma. I’ve been wanting to paint our dining room set white and distressing the edges for a while now. I’ve come up with a minor list of pros and cons to the job, and while I have a feeling I know what the better answer is, I need YOUR help on deciding. I need that little push that I’m so hesitant to give myself.
Pros of painting my $1100 dining room set white:
- no. more. scratches.
- distressing the edges actually allows for the furniture to be further damaged without it being noticed
- brightens up our dining room!
- I can’t change it back.
- It may take FORever.
So HELP ME! Would you repaint it knowing how much $$$$$ was spent on it? Is it worth the labor? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below!
And stay tuned because next week I will *HOPEFULLY* have another video tutorial (one where I say “um” a lot less) about using this awesome stuff…
Plus lots more fun stuff coming your way! 😀