Good Questions: Dresser Suggestions?

Good Questions: Dresser Suggestions?

Janel Laban
Oct 26, 2007

Darley is looking for a dresser: I have a very similar dilemma to Studio Stumped Sara, except I _know_ I don't want to go the matching route.

We have a Malm bed and nightstands but still need a dresser. The color is black/brown. The idea of a fully Malmed room makes me want to weep.

Any dresser ideas sub 700 would be greatly appreciated (I wish we could afford the one from Room & Board!).

The Malm is a great choice for an eclectic room because it is such a simple basic good design. You can go in many different design directions with the accompanying pieces.

Our suggestion to make your dollars go farthest is to look for a vintage second hand dresser. You could then do a paint finish to work with the Malm's black brown color.

The materials and construction on older pieces is generally higher quality for the money than a lower priced new piece. Plus you'll have control over the exact color (either a match or a fun accent) paint finish.

Take a look at The White Attic (photo shown) in Andersonville for inspiration...they do a great job of re-inventing vintage pieces.

Thats just one idea - we're looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with...please add your suggestions for Darley below.

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