5.19.2014

Paint Color Input Needed!

Remember this lovely splatter paint bamboo dresser I bought for $50 at the thrift store?

I know, you've never seen anything so beautiful. Me either. A stunning piece of modern art with a side of musty furniture smell. It's a masterpiece, I tell you. 

I bought it for our master bedroom. My clothes storage problem continues, and I wanted to get a bigger dresser to go underneath my beloved horse photo from HomeGoods. 


That dark brown dresser is a hand-me-down from my parents, and it has seen better days. I've been casually searching for a replacement project for a while now when the splatter paint console caught my eye. I liked the Hollywood Regency vibe of the bamboo details and thought it was begging for a makeover. 


She's calling out for a glossy paint job; the problem is, I can't decide what color would be best. We already have another painted dresser in the room on another wall:


I poked around on Pinterest and found some inspiration, but I'm not sure which would be best in our specific room:

DIY Painted Bamboo Dresser Inspiration

Ideally, I'd like to pull one of the colors from our area rug, although I am never opposed to a classic like black or white:

 It's probably important to know that the opposite wall is filled with my husband's DIY closets in a semi-gloss white. Here's a picture from before we upgraded our bed.


Now that you see the colors we have going on in this room, what do you think would be best?

Let me know what you would do in the comments!

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9 comments:

  1. I think navy blue would be awesome! Can you tell me the name of the wall color? I love it.

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  2. Hmm, good question. I would go for a neutral if you don't want the room to be too busy on the eyes. I like the suggestion above to do navy, because it's like a compromise between color and a neutral. It would also match fantastically with the gray. If you go navy, be sure to compare different shades of it with your walls. I didn't know how many variations of navy existed until I painted a table a while ago.

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  3. I'd go classic white to match the closets. You want the bed to be the focal point because we know how much you love it! You can do some fun knobs and handles for interest.

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  4. Given the other furniture in the room, I would definitely paint this dresser the same gray as the other dresser in the room. If it were any other color, I feel it would be too many competing finishes and textures in the room. You don't want everything too matchy-matchy, but you also want everything to work together. I wouldn't paint it white, because I think it makes more sense to match the other dresser, rather than your wall cabinetry. I think these knobs would be great: http://www.houseofantiquehardware.com/polished-brass-caninet-knob-octagonal-deco-1-1-4?sc=11&category=101

    If having a bunch of different painted finishes doesn't bother you, I would love the emerald green or the navy as well

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  5. Hey Jordan- I'd go for the navy or emerald green, even before I saw your choices. I've used both colors in different spaces and love them! Keep us posted.

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  6. Hmmmm okay I think I would go with navy for this one.

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