To Paint Or Not To Paint? March 26, 2013 Furniture Makeovers, Home Decor, Our House 6 Comments 1994 Did I ever share with you the.world’s.most.amazing.craigslist.find? That would be this vintage stereo console I got for $10. Oh, and it works. It even plays my iPod. The record player is a little wonky, but I don’t have any records anyway. After spending months sitting next to the couch waiting for me to decide if I wanted to paint it/work on it/move it elsewhere, it finally got a new home as a TV stand a couple of weeks ago. I figured I better try it out there before investing time in painting it and such. What do you think? It’s actually a little shorter so it’s better for TV viewing. But should I paint it? Clearly the fabric on the side panels has to be replaced, but the finish itself is in pretty decent condition. The color is not quite my jam, but it’s not offensive. I’m going to think on it a bit more before biting the bullet. Would you paint it? What color? 6 Responses Jodi Blackmon March 26, 2013 What are the accent colors in your home? This would look good painting a buttery cream with an antique glaze or dark wax, paint red with a dark wax, or strip the entire thing and stain Minwax’s new espresso color. I always wait for a piece to speak to me and tell me what it wants. I think this one is saying stain me espresso! Lol Reply Jodi Blackmon March 26, 2013 And this actually has the same lines as my display case I just refinished. Check it out… http://www.secondwindoftexas.com/2013/03/how-to-refinish-antique-also-before-and.html Reply Marsha Milstock March 26, 2013 In my opinion. And if it was in my house, I would not paint it. The finish as far as I can see is still in very good condition. You said that you were changing out the sides. If you want to add a little something, you could add what ever treatment or material that you are going to use for the side of this piece, and put it on the front base.( just below the last drawer ) that would tie every thing in together and make it into a more modern piece. I know that if you did paint it it would be great. I have a hard time myself painting over wood. Marsha I would live with it foe a while untill I got sick of it. Then paint it, There is something there that Reply Jenny March 26, 2013 Wow, that’s gorgeous! I don’t think you should paint it. It’s in such good shape like it is. But I agree with you on the fabric on the side!! I’m jealous, I totally would have bought that for $10 lol. Reply Marsha Milstock March 26, 2013 Sorry, I did not get to proof read the letter above. The dogs were nujjing me. They had their legs crossed already. Wanting to go out el pronto. Always much easier to paint than to strip a piece of furniture. Good luck with your decission. Not worried about you, your projects are always Master Pieces. Happy Holiday to you, your family, friends, and readers. Marsha Reply Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com March 27, 2013 I don’t think I’d paint it, either. The wood’s in great shape! Change out the side panels with something fun, maybe a fabric with these gorgeous colors in your blog background? But painting wood furniture, IMO, is overdone these days. Everyone who’s taking great old furniture then painting them and distressing it is going to regret it in 3 or 4 years when the stuff looks outdated and banged up, and then they’ll have all that work to strip it back to the wood again. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Leave this field empty CAPTCHA Code* Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.