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antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top?

Posted by beths96 (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 9, 14 at 23:29

Quick question: should I paint this all white, or all white with a black top? Thanks for your opinion! !


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another view

Please excuse the range hood on the floor. Still in progress!


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

I'd only add a black top if you are going to add more black elsewhere in the room. Good luck!


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

Someone else probably can photoshop this better than I have.

My fav is black top on white but I would consider how you want it to work in the room and how you will be using it. Since its in corner, suspect youd prefer it blend, ie white top.

White top will have it blend it with rest of room, black top will make it stand out as youve no other pieces with such contrast. Dark items can get 'lost' on a black counter top.

Also if you already know or suspect what youll have on top of it, consider how they will look on a whte countertop vs a black one.

This post was edited by Jaynes123 on Thu, Jul 10, 14 at 0:21


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

All white, unless you're planning to add black accents in other areas of the room. It wouldn't 't take a lot~a black lampshade, and chair cushion are enough.


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

Thank you! I love the all-white. I think that's what I'll do. Do you all think that this will work in my dining room? I got it for $30 on Craigslist! Love good deals. :)
I'll probably put a lamp, a pretty tray, etc. on top. The drawers will be used for storage. During dinners, I plan to possibly clear off the top and use it for extra plates, desserts, etc.

Thanks!
Beth


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

I'm too late, but wanted to share one we did, with black top. Love yours, and great price!


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

I hope it's okay to veer off a little here, since this isn't what you asked, but…

I'd try turning the table so that it runs the other way, and put the chest on the fireplace hearth, under the mirror.

And with that arrangement, I would paint the top black in order to contrast some with the white wall…or maybe even another color..gray, taupe, a soft blue?


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

What a lovely find! Good luck and please post a follow up.


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

I'd prefer it with a black top. It draws your eye to the black lamp in the corner, which otherwise gets lost. Love your dining room, BTW, and congrats on a great deal!


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

Btw, you know what else is nice is stripping the top down to the wood, staining it, and putting a high-gloss polyurethane on it.

I guess I kinda think you need to break up all that white a little bit. But the room has turned out beautifully. Love the wall color (what is it?).

I remember this room from the first time you posted.


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

Just wanted to say that's a great CL find and a really nice buffet! If you love all white, do all white. Otherwise I like the idea of a softer contrast color like Tibbrix suggested. You could get a sample color and then repaint it white if you don't like it.


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

Thank you all! The wall color is SW Proper Gray. I should post a picture of the living room...but it's not finished. We ordered a couch and two chairs from Wayfair two months ago, and it hasn't all arrived yet (not their fault - the shipping company they used). But anyway, the living room is SW Essential Gray, with this rug from Home Depot:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Orian-Rugs-Spirit-Black-5-ft-3-in-x-7-ft-6-in-Area-Rug-272888/204473834?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal1-3-_-NA-_-204473834-_-N

So with that black, and the charcoal gray sofa and chairs,
I thought that I should bring more black into the dining room. This is all new for me. At the last house, I decorated with a lot of red accents. Now, I'm doing more gray, white, black, and turquoise.

Thanks for your help!


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

Then how about painting the top turquoise?


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

Thanks for replying and offering advice! ! I ended up painting it all bright white. Since all of my furniture is white, it fits nicely. Now here is my next question. I bought a cedar chest yesterday for $75. I already bought two antique end tables for the living room that were two-tone. The legs were gray and top was white. I repainted them basically the same. ...used my gray wall color on the legs and white semi gloss on top. Now I'd like your advice...paint cedar chest the same? White lid, gray sides? All white? Black?? Thank you! Beth


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Pic 2.. tv cabinet in living room


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Corner of living room.


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

The chest is beautiful. The glass knobs are perfect.

Re: the coffee table. You could do the opposite from the end tables, i.e.: gray lid and lower trim, white body and feet.


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

The end tables. I haven't put on the drawer pull yet!


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

I think the cedar chest should be gray since you have enough white and if black it disappears into the sofa. Therefore, I'd paint the end tables black. Black is nice for small pieces.


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RE: antique buffet/dresser. ..all white, or white with black top

The end tables. I haven't put on the drawer pull yet!


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Corner of living room.


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