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cindyb861 01-31-2009 08:56 PM

painting a dresser for a bathroom
I am redoing a bathroom & want to paint an old dresser to use as a base for a white vessel sink. The dresser has an oval mirror mounted by posts on the side of the dresser. Bathroom will be white wainscote with light country green above it & dark red as accent color. Any suggestions on what to do with the dresser? Thank you!

Additional question - not real familiar with antiquing furniture. If I painted the dresser white is there a way to antique it either with dark red or green, or am I way off base?

cindyb861 02-01-2009 06:38 AM

that'd honestly be my first choice but the dresser has a birdseye maple veneer which has peeled off one drawer. I will have to peel off the rest of that drawer & put another venner on before painting but doubt I'd match it well enough to leave wood. But thanks for the input!

DangerMouse 02-01-2009 07:17 AM

wow! that is simply an awesome idea! (i will, of course, be stealing it)
i love people that think outside the box....
if your scotting is white, i'd go with white.
welcome to the forum!


cindyb861 02-01-2009 07:24 AM

I thought about that, was worried about too much white. Thought about maybe painting just the top of the dresser a color, maybe the wall color, to break it up a bit. Although maybe by the time I set accessories on it (in the dark red - soap pump, toothbrush holder,etc) that would be enough to break it up?

Steal away - I'm flattered!

DangerMouse 02-01-2009 07:38 AM

if there is trim, do that in accent colors. personally, i'm going to use an epoxy coating on the top to waterproof it, and the sink is going to set in flush, not a vessel type. i'll do the top something like this, though a different color. Po)


cindyb861 02-01-2009 07:49 AM

oh, nice!!! I'd thought about ceramic tile but because the dresser is curved in front decided that'd be more than I wanted to deal with!! This is a great alternative - thanks!

DangerMouse 02-01-2009 08:44 AM

did you look through the pics? that stuff is pretty versatile!


cindyb861 02-01-2009 09:18 AM

yes, I did - googled it to get some other angles. You can make it look just like stone countertop! I found a dealer in my area, will pick up some brochures on it. Thank you!

DangerMouse 02-01-2009 09:57 AM

no problem, it's what we live for here. Po)
you needed waterproof in the bathroom, i just thought it'd give you more to work with, texture AND color!


cindyb861 02-01-2009 07:15 PM

Definetly!! Thanks again!

DangerMouse 02-01-2009 07:24 PM

i'm sure we'd all love to see pics when you're done!


cindyb861 02-01-2009 07:45 PM

Same to you - curious to see how it comes out. After a busy day at Lowes & antique hunting I have decided to put in a claw foot tub, and have found both a commode (dry sink) & a unique dresser, either of which would be perfect & need no painting or refinnishing. I just have to make a decision!! The dresser is kind of unusual, 2 different woods & has a very nice mirror, so I'm leaning in that direction. I need to do before & after pictures, although I have already stripped wallpaper so it's not exactly before. Found a very strange tree stenciled on one wall with it's branches going around the corner......a bit odd!!!

Keep me posted on your progress!

cindyb861 02-02-2009 06:19 PM

oh, that'd be sharp!

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