I got this sucker for $5. Most people would have looked right past it...and did at the local Goodwill. Apparently a previous owner thought it would be a good idea to strip it and started the process. Five minutes later they quit and this puppy ended up between the 1980's electronics and the used bedpan...eww. And it came with a free coat of dried varnish-remover. yipee.
But she has good bones. She's like a good woman. Sturdy. Classic lines. A bit of curve where it counts. Real. Solid.
And I put her in the office. I also switched back the throw pillows to the lighter more summery version. It was a nice little change. Plus, I really like the way the round table sets off the round captains wheel on the wall. I need to get rid of the rug.
And because it was going in the sea-inspired blue room, I decided to distress the edges of the piece for a weather-worn look. So there you have it. A cheap makeover for a cottage by the lake feel.
Ok- here's a question for you eleven peeps. Are you over the distressed look? Is it sooo last year? Or do you still dig it? I mean, it's kinda like deodorant. It may not be for everyone...but is it for you?