Post # 1
I have this old dresser from the 70s I got from a great aunt’s cottage as a hand me down many years ago… I’d rather save myself the expense of a new dresser and refinish this one so it’s more current and trendy. Right now… ick. Our room is grey (but we are moving this weekend and in our next apartment we won’t be painting, so the walls will likely be cream coloured).
I’ll include a photo of our bedding.. it’s a purple-ish grey with some mint/teal in it..I bought the bedding two weeks ago on a whim bc I loved the set up in the store. I haven’t seen it since bc FI is using it while he rents a room temporarily for the new job he started… until we find a place. Not sure I’m loving it anymore, but we don’t have the Euro or standard shams etc. and the room isn’t decorated at all… I need to make it worth loving!
Here’s the bedding:
..can definitely tell it’s a boy living on his own here!
Solid Cream dresser…
cream with dark grey coloured top
Post # 3
I love the cream! And you can get adorable handles to add onto it 😀
I think it’s very classic and will mesh well!
Post # 4
I love the cream with the dark top, so pretty! plus, I feel that it wouldn’t be too hard to change up your bedding if you want to down the road with those colors.
Post # 5
If you plan on having cream walls for a while I like the dark grey to make it stand out. But the cream would be my second choice
Post # 6
Cream with the dark top. kinda in love with that look *insert dreamy face here*
Post # 8
I think the solid cream is probably the most versatile, while the cream with dark grey top looks the most “modern” but might clash with warm-toned cream walls. I voted for “Other” because I would use a wood stain instead of heavy paint. Antique wood furniture is just so gorgeous, and possibly more valuable.
Post # 9
My husband and I recently refinished an old dresser. The color had been a light oak and we changed it to a silvery pewter color with an oil rubbed bronze top. We also added oil rubbed bronze hardware. The dresser looks entirely different now – so much better. Would these colors go well with your decor?
Post # 10
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I voted dark grey (because it might go with more stuff if you decide to change your bedspread in the future) but I also love the mint!
Post # 11
@MrsPhilly: Mint! Mint! Mint! I LOVE the mint color. I would paint some of my ugly furniture that color, but it doesn’t go super well with my FI’s and my house– it’s a small, open-floor-plan house with lots of bare wood, and the walls are yellow.
My bedroom set I grew up with, a family heirloom from the 1840’s, was a slightly darker shade of mint than the one you posted, with beautifully painted flowers and fruit designs all over. I guess that’s why I like mint furniture so much.
My second choice would be all cream, and the one I would definitely avoid is the dark gray.
You may also want to consider just leaving the dresser as it is– once you paint it, it will be a huge and obnoxious task to get it back down to wood if you ever want to. I always hesitate to paint nice wood furniture for that reason. . . but if the finish on it is gross, then I would definitely paint it!
Post # 12
the finish isn’t bad on it as is. But it’s not a well made piece of furniture… My dad has had to repair a drawer or two already and the drawers are made of thing plywood type wood. It’s not a nice, solid peice of furniture. I really was just going to donate it to the good will… but figured if I vamped it up I could make it a decent, actually NICE piece of furniture… somehow lol
Post # 13
@Sunfire: Wow that looks fabulous! I am thinking now that the dark grey I posted is likely too dark for my room… I want bright, airy,… But I love how yours turned out!!
Post # 14
I love mint! But I might be a little biased as I just recently refurbished a dresser and did it in a seafoam/mint color.
After a little larger:
Post # 15
You guys are so talented, makes me want to paint my boring old “Malm” Ikea set!
I like the cream & black best, then the cream, then the grey. Although I really like the other colours, they may not go with things you get later and people can get sick of furniture that’s not neutral. Your bedding is pretty too, good luck…
Post # 16
I love the cream with the dark grey top.