I need your help. For quite a long time now, I’ve been thinking about painting an antique dresser I have. Currently, he lives in a small room off of our bedroom, which we call the sun room but really functions as a dressing room and storage area.
Joe has never been a huge fan of this dresser (and it’s brother, which you’ll see in a second) because they are so traditional looking — and I have to admit, with all the furniture additions we’ve made in the last few years, he’s right. But I’m convinced that with a good (and creative) paint job, I could make them really fabulous.
And that’s where I’m stuck. Do I go simple, and paint it a glossy black? Bright turquoise for something more fun? Or maybe gray, with yellow accents?
Here are some detail shots of the dresser:
One minor problem: the hardware on this is quite old, so the round plates that you see below cannot be removed — only the pulls can. But I thought maybe I could spray paint them?
I’d be up for experimenting with different patterns with painter’s tape, but nothing TOO crazy — perhaps just some simple borders? Also, this dresser has a brother, a five
six-drawer dresser that’s taller (obviously I need to learn how to count).
What do you think? For now, these dressers will live in the sunroom, but in the future, they could go elsewhere (at one point, I envisioned the low dresser being used as a buffet/bar stand!). I would love your ideas and input on this. Painting these would also be my first major DIY project, so any tips you have on that are much appreciated too.