What Color Should I Paint This Card Catalog?

What Color Should I Paint This Card Catalog?

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Jun 17, 2011

Q: I picked up this Library Card Catalog the other day FOR FREE off Craigslist! (Yes, I'm gloating a little, tee-hee.) The left side is missing, and to my dismay it has laminate over the real wood, so I have a little repair to do. Because it's laminate I can't stain it, so I've decided to paint it. We've also decided to cut it in half (it's very tall) and make two pieces of furniture. My husband is going to weld square tubing into a base for the top half and that is going in our hall. The second half will be going in our kitchen. We are thinking of putting either a butcher block or some granite on the top, but we are having some major issues with picking a paint color for the actual card catalog!

Since we rent and can't do anything with our actual kitchen (and it is VERY neutral) I'll tell you about the furnishings and accessories I have. I have the coffee mugs (picture) that I absolutely LOVE and have based most of my accessories off of. My table and chairs are black on the bottom and rosewood stained on the tops (picture). My everyday dinnerware is white. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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