Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Best Dressed Chests

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Let's talk about painted dressers.

With my antique business
we are always selling dressers,
nightstands, desks,
and chests of drawers.

Many pieces 
have great lines and strong bones, 
 but the old wood stains and finishes 
are scratched or marked
so they must be painted.

(Refinishing and stripping is too costly.)


With that being said, 
may I ask you to weigh in
and look at these choices
 and could you kindly tell me
if you had to buy a dresser 
for a room in your home today
would you consider 
a painted one ---
and if so, 
what is the color 
YOU would choose?

luxury furniture - hand-painted furniture - Neoclassic style rectangular wood chest with three drawers, distressed lacquered taupe finish and antiqued silver trim
Taupe dresser from TheInvitingHome here




Here is a gray one from Overstock.com
Off white or ivory is always an option -- via 





Redford House Swedish Dresser in Robin's Egg Blue
Does Robin's Egg blue do if for you? via


Lovely white one from here





Black dressers are handsome. This one via



So would you pick:
taupe
ivory
black
robin's egg blue
white
or gray?

Or is there another shade
that I have not offered to you?

PLEASE let me know what you would buy!
It will help me the next time I run 
to buy a quart of paint 
to bring new life to an oldie but goodie.

Thanks in advance for your input!

~ Alison


Had to share this pic.
One of the prettiest painted pieces
I have ever seen! Check it out:

Aubusson Blue with dark wax.  Top is minwax Kona.  Hartwood Roses blog article has lots of really good details and photos.
See the transformation of this dresser from start to finish here! REMARKABLE. Awesome!

10 comments:

Karena Albert said...

Alison, I love the gray finish; however am considering a sideboard in the ivory to brighten the space it would go in!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Karena Albert said...

Alison, I love the gray finish; however am considering a sideboard in the ivory to brighten the space it would go in!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I love painted pieces and would probably pick white or taupe. I drooled over Restoration Hardware's beds all weekend and would go with any of their colors, but especially like their taupe ones.

Jaybird said...

Ivory or black would be my choices.....but......Ralph Lauren makes a metallic paint called "Champagne" that is absolutely beautiful and looks like a million dollars in a room!!
All of your pictures are beautiful, and I will go and check out the last one!
Be blessed,
J

therelishedroost said...

I love the Taupe because it reminds me of a French gray that has been aged!

Marigene said...

I would do ivory or robin egg blue. I am in the minority, but I do not like gray, at all.

Pamela Gordon said...

Robin's Egg Blue or Ivory for me. The blue wouldn't match anything in my home but I just love it. :)

Pura Vida said...

today I would pick the blue...tomorrow something different...they are all lovely colors!

Karen said...

Black, for sure. I do like the robin egg blue one too. But black seems to blend better with my overall decor.
All are pretty.
xo,
Karen

Bobbie Allgood said...

I too would go with black. I think it is a very classic choice.

Bobbie Allgood