Saturday, August 24, 2013

Here We Go Again

I need some advice.  I'm beginning to feel like everything in my home needs to be changed.  Painted, torn out, rebuilt,  whatever. I go through this every so often, but this time its prompted by my dining room table.  Years ago, we bought this dining room table and chairs at a furniture store that was going out of business.  Turns out, it was a really cheaply made piece of furniture and the chairs began to fall apart.  We had them fixed but the fix didn't last. 

About a month after we got the table, one of my kids spilled nail polish remover on it which messed up the finish.  Since then, damage has been done in many other ways, mostly from art projects and hot pots sitting on the unprotected wood.  Here's a picture of some damage.

I'm thinking I should just paint the whole thing.  Chairs and everything.  And here's where I need advice:  should I paint it white?  Make it look distressed?  (as if it isn't distressed enough!) paint it another color? 

Here's what the whole thing looks like. 
I see so many pieces of furniture being painted in colors like robin's egg blue, or teal but I'm thinking that would just be too much. 

I guess it won't hurt to try SOMEthing.  It sure isn't pretty how it is!