Living With Our Credenza

The credenza we inherited (more on that here) is growing on me. At first I was so sure I needed to paint it, to change it. This might happen, but I am surprised what adding a few baskets and a lamp has done to the overall look.

We still plan to change the hardware, but it turns out the hardware is an odd size and kind of hard to find. We are throwing around the idea of spray painting the existing hardware.

This lamp is one my husband has loved for a long time. We have seen this style at some high price points. When Target had it on sale I felt like I had to snatch it up.

Oh, I almost forgot this quick trick. We picked up a kitchen sink strainer and hung it on the wall under the credenza. Then we stuffed our power strip and cords in there to keep them out of sight.

So what do you think? Is it growing on you? There might be something to be said for living with something for a bit before jumping into a project.


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  • http://dancingwithashley.blogspot.com/ ashley

    Totally off subject, but I love the way you have your pictures displayed above!

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Thanks. I think you are totally on subject.

  • http://www.heidimilton.com/ Heidi @ Decor & More

    Yes!  I agree, sometimes my procrastination and indecision works out for the best.  I love the retro vibe of this piece.  I say leave it… at least for now. :)

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      Exactly! At least for now. I got my gift in the mail :). As soon as I get my act together I will post about it. Thank you!

  • Quilter247

    Love it! K ust the ay it is!!!

  • Jellenj1940

    That’s a pretty darned nice free credenza.  Altho it looks good with the lamp and baskets I’m seeing a gorgeous color on it after the “newness” wears off and summer deepens.  What color will you paint it?  Can see a gorgeous deep teal color on it maybe?

    • http://www.balancinghome.com Megan Bray

      It was a pretty lucky find! I am thinking a navy blue. If I ever bite the bullet and paint it. I have another bold painted piece in the room that is making the decision more difficult.