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Old 02-08-2012, 09:10 AM   #1
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Re-vamp '50s dresser...suggestions?

Hello all! I'm brand new to the forum (after stalking it for quite awhile) and wondered if anyone had some input....

Found this piece at a local pawn shop for $30 (talked him down from $50) STEAL!

Anyone have suggestions on what color scheme to go with this? It's a whiteish/yellowish dingy right now...I know it has tons of upside, but I'm stuck....

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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Cool looking piece. Where will it be used? What other colors does it have to blend with? How will it be used?

Is it a blonde wood with some sort of whitewash-ish finish now or is it painted?


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Old 02-08-2012, 02:05 PM   #3
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All good questions:

It's going in our upstairs master bedroom - it's an attic re-model so it's got 44" knee-walls and then the ceiling'll be on one of those walls.

It's a blonde-ish finish...oak with a veneer of some sort...I'm thinking paint is the way to go...

The other colors the wife has in their are black/white and some red & gray....

it will be for her clothes (along with 2 other dressers to be determined later)...

We have a black leather-look futon (seen below) and the bed, and a fake fireplace...the dresser will go on the left side here between the bed and the wall, just past the wall mount tv (it looks short but it's the same distance on the left & right of the bed, bed is centered in the room)

Thanks for any suggestions!
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