Last week on The Gathered Home Facebook page I posted about an ugly piece of 1970’s office furniture that I had just purchased.
Would you like to see what it is?
One heavy-as-all-get-out, built like a tank, forty-year-old laminate credenza coming right up!
It’s just so underwhelming, I keep second guessing myself.
But it fit all my criteria – it was under $100 ($60 under, to be exact), the correct height and length, and it had doors rather than drawers. Most importantly it’s completely boxy. A modern shape was pretty high on my list of requirements.
I’m sure when I posted about my great credenza search of 2013 (yep, it’s totally a thing now) you may have envisioned something awesome and midcentury-fabulous. And this piece is definitely not that. But I envisioned something cheap and simple that I could customize and paint, and this piece fit the ticket.
I’ve been pinning some KILLER credenzas to my Credenza Love Pinterest board for inspiration. Seriously, go check them out. They are FABULOUS.
So far, here are the ideas I’m tossing around:
– All white
– All black
– Black frame with white doors
– Matte Charcoal Grey
– Green (darker than emerald), possibly with a faux-painted marble top
– White frame with gold leaf doors
– Black frame with gold leaf doors
– Black with white design on the doors (Greek key?)
– Grey frame with white doors
– Black, gold, and white crazy awesome art deco design like this
Etc., etc., etc. So many ideas!!! I feel so indecisive!
So I thought I would be fun to see what you would do! Which is your favorite idea? Or do you have a suggestion I haven’t even considered yet? Inspire me!
I’ll be painting the credenza over the weekend, so tune in next time to see what happens to That 70’s Credenza!