I have been throwing this idea around now since I bought this awesome piece & I need all my blog friends advice desperately! It's a simple question....Do I paint this fabulous, ornate, french inspired small bench (complete with a lovely cream colored piece of marble on the top) a pretty ivory linen color or leave it in its distressed gold condition???? I thought I could make the decision on my own but....haven't so far so this means I need help 911! Please help me make up my mind on this girls! I am so leaning towards painting it because I think paint would show up more of it's ornate carvings & I always paint everything anyway! It just goes with the look & feel of my home. Every time I go to grab the paint brush I take another look & fall in love with areas of the gold that are totally distressed & so aged looking. I know I will love it a soft off white (perhaps benjamin moore's "Ivory Linen") which is a favorite of mine, but then again, it looks pretty chic as is. Help me to make up my mind my friends! :)
What do you think? Do you think the ivory linen would show off this ornate carving better?
I'm leaning more towards painting it & then I see this lovely gold aged to perfection! I look forward to everyone's input on this! xo