Help me give dresser new life!

erykah0708March 9, 2006

I purchased this dresser at a garage sale for $15. Its solid wood but the color is horrid!

any ideas on a good color for it?

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What colors do you have in the room? Is this the room you intend to keep it in and is the room decorated the way you want it? Is there a color you like more than others?

Really you could go with any color of the rainbow. Often people choose white though and another good color for wood furniture is black!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2006 at 8:13AM
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I'd go with black and sand down the edges, but I decorate in country prim. What is your decorating style? ~Anj

    Bookmark   March 9, 2006 at 12:23PM
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I like the idea of black also. Where will you be using it?

    Bookmark   March 9, 2006 at 12:31PM
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I think it depends on the other colors in the room also. I'm partial to a soft white myself. I'd definatly find some new knobs. Depending again on what look you're trying to achieve - there are some wonderful figural ones, ones that looks like sticks or leaves or my favorite - the clear crystal vintage reproductions - perfect with white!

Nice find BTW!!

    Bookmark   March 9, 2006 at 3:42PM
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I'm also seeing black, maybe with the edges sanded down in a soft distressed look. Its got great lines, very classis. You could go with a brushed nickel knob or some mis matched old white porcelian door knobs as oversized drawer pulls. I saw this look on a recyled desk and it was cool, kinda funky and contemporary.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2006 at 10:46AM
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If you're going to use it in that room, why not pick up the blue in the quilt and some shabby chic white knobs. I got a bunch at a GS once, they were white ceramic with pink roses...I think they sell them at Home Depot or Lowes.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2006 at 6:29PM
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With all the flat surfaces, this bureau would be a really good candidate to do some decoupage on. Here area couple ideas.

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I did something similar on my son's dresser. I painted the bureau silver and then did a black crackle over the top. The drawers I decoupaged with a black and silver wrapping paper. It came out awesome!


    Bookmark   March 17, 2006 at 7:06PM
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Ivory, tan, or gold with a raw umber glaze. Wood appliques stencils, or Tatouage(transfers/ to give it a more unique look. Change out the hardware, maybe handles instead of knobs to take up more of the empty space. ;o)


    Bookmark   March 18, 2006 at 10:34AM
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From looking at the arrangement on top...I'd say..tune in to your inner feelings .. Might I suggest behr's interior semi gloss enamel "Scotland Ise". Lightly sand..then prime in a light coloured latex..then 2 coats of the above..

    Bookmark   March 18, 2006 at 10:43PM
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