I don't know if this has happened to you, but I suspect it has for
many. You inherit something from someone you love but you
really don't care for it. Not everyone has the same taste, especially
when it comes to home furnishings.
So here it is ~ my inherited but unloved piece. It's a server. It's
actually a good quality piece, but the style is one I would never
choose. It is extremely functional. The top opens up like a book,
giving you a wide surface to serve food. Inside there is ample
storage and a silver cloth lined drawer. I don't think it works
with my hardwood floor in the dining room. It seems as though
the piece just grew up out of the floor.
It's not something I want to keep. It belonged to my Mom, so it has
sentimental value, however she was not all that fond of it either.
A designer in Phoenix talked her into it. She really wanted another
piece, but she caved. The lesson to be learned here is stick to your
guns! Don't let someone (no matter how well intentioned) talk you
into buying something you don't love.
Since I have not found the piece I want to replace it, and with the
holidays looming ahead, I decided to keep it for now but paint it.
I think I can live with it a bit longer now. I still don't love it, but at
least it stands alone now and does not look like an outgrowth of the
floor. I do apologize for this pic. The actual paint color is closer
to the image below.
I distressed it a bit too of course.
Any guesses how long it will take David to notice I painted the
server? I never know for sure. Sometimes he surprises me and
mentions it right away. Other times he notices but just does not
say anything. That happens more often because he really prefers
furniture to be stained. Y'all know what I am talking about here.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley