Monday, June 13, 2011

Input On Baskets For Dresser

I started my rescued dresser project this weekend.  She was all set for paint and I got my clear wax in the mail last week, so I was comfortable getting started.

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I am looking for some input on one portion of the redo.  My intention is to put baskets on the shelves {that my hubby added for me} to the two areas where drawers were missing.  I found that I already had baskets that would fit, but they are a natural color.

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I want to spray paint them and I am thinking either grey or black.  My initial thought was black, but then I thought grey might be a bit more subtle.  I’d like to get your input as to which you think would look better.  Black or grey baskets?  I will be adding tags with numbers to the baskets and the numbers are in black and the tags will be white or cream.

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I still have to do the clear wax and I think I’m going to do the dark wax to bring out some of the detailing.   So the next time you see the dresser she will be done!

Thanks for your input on the basket color!

Kathy

23 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

I think black will make them pop. I vote for black.

Jeanine

Anne said...

I vote gray!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hey Kathy~
The dresser is looking great! I love the idea of using shelves and baskets.
I'm leaving behind all my painted black things, so that shows my prejudice in answering. :)
I would do them an off white or very light almost white gray. But it depends on where you are using it!
Your little gift card tins turned out so cute.

sissie said...

I vote gray, either in a lighter or darker tone.

hugs
Sissie

At The Picket Fence said...

Hmmm...that's a tough one...I'm thinking I like the idea of the gray just to keep things light and bright! Can't wait to see how it all turns out! :-)
Vanessa

Ruby Jean said...

Oh..So very cute..and great idea.. : )

Love the Decor! said...

That is soo pretty!! I say black if you want to "notice" them grey id you want them just to blend in. : )

Blondie's Journal said...

I love gray! Black may be too harsh.

XO,
Jane

Sassy Marsha said...

Oh, it's looking wonderful!! I have no clue on what color for the baskets, Kathy, I'll leave that up to you very savvy decor followers :)

xxoo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I would paint them the same color as the chest or an off white.

Rhonda said...

Lovin' it so far. I'm sort of liking the gray idea.
Rhonda

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

I'm thinking black or white. I think white would look great too. :)

Crystal

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

According to Nate Berkus, the "IT" color this Season is grey!!!
Food for thought. : )
Mary Lou

Chris said...

Hm........have you thought about painting the baskets white then lining them with an assortment of black & white fabrics? Would that compliment the other things in the room?

AB HOME Interiors said...

I like the natural!

Kristens Creations said...

I'm liking Chris's idea about the white baskets (or light gray) and adding fabric inside (hanging over the edge) the baskets to coordinate with the room. You could still add the numbers too. Whatever you decide will look great I know! Kristen

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey! I vote gray! Love the tag idea. Even little chalkboard style tags would look good.

My Cottage Charm said...

Hi Kathy! :) Thanks for your comment on my chandy redo, I love it too. You def can't beat it for $5 bucks! :)
I LOVE your dresser! It really depends on where you're going to put your dresser as to what color you should paint the baskets, but I think (in my humble opinion. lol) they would look nice painted a soft gray and maybe do a black, white and gray striped fabric inside. (but I think anything you paint them is going to be gorgeous...great piece and you're doing a great job!)
Hugs
Missy
My Cottage Charm

Katherines Corner said...

Hi sweetie I vote for grey in a dark shade. Great project. Big Hugs!

Screaming Meme said...

You are so talented!!! Love the grey! I just did a post about my son's room in grey...i love how it turned out! It is good to see you again!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

That is a gorgeous dresser! I vote for gray baskets.

Londen

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your dresser is looking gorgeous! I love how you've repurposed it. I would probably do white baskets or maybe even a color like aqua(something fun and different).

Jaybird said...

I vote for a rubbed gray that looks like they were weathered.....
Any way that you do them will look wonderful!!

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