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My Little House Design: Thrifting Find: To Paint or not to Paint?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Thrifting Find: To Paint or not to Paint?

For the past few months I've been doing research for my 'Thrift Shops of Indianapolis' series for twentysomethingindy.com (you can read my past articles here). And since my research involves a lot of shopping I've been trying my hardest not to buy a ton of stuff, but you know self-control only goes so far. Last weekend I spotted this utility cart for only $15 and I had to bring it home.

This corner of my living room has been a spot of contention for me previously. Here is the before:

It was just an IKEA Lack table I got for $7.99 with a basket from Target underneath. It served it's purpose for the last 12 or so months, but I never liked it there. This room was getting a little IKEAish what with the couches, rug, and this table it was like an IKEA showroom. So when I saw the utility cart I thought it might fit the space better (it's longer and taller) plus it is unique and it was cheap - perfect!

I love it! When I purchased it I thought of spray painting the green shelves because as you can see in the last few pictures the top is really rusty. But I decided to at least live with it for a few days or weeks and see if I like it as is.

What do you think, leave it or spray paint it? If I did spray paint it, what color? I was thinking yellow for some reason even though there isn't a whole lot of yellow in this room. I'll keep you updated!

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At May 3, 2013 at 3:21 PM , Blogger Kim said...

I'd paint it yellow. I think that's a wonderful punch of color for the room.

At May 5, 2013 at 1:37 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thanks for the vote!


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