I am slated to start work refurbishing a dresser for my sister. We (I) found a fantastic deal for a vintage bureau/dresser and attached mirror for my sister for a very, very low price. Now, I have to shabby it up for her. I plan to sand and prime, and that's where the inspiration stops.
I just recently finished her headboard (pics to come soon) and took it from a very busy, very rainbow-ish indonesian arched wood design to a more mellow coffee-with-cream with robins egg blue accents. Very pretty. I don't want the dresser to compete, so I am not sure if I will just go with a mellow, smooth, coffee-with-cream finish similar to my coffee table, or if we should go the chocolate brown route.
I have googled "chocolate brown painted dresser" and versions of that several times to no avail. I know I have seen pictures of this type of thing, but I have about 300 magazines in my repertoire and no real filing system to speak of, so I need some direction.
Do any of you fellow decorating fanatics have any idea where I could find pics of a painted dresser possibly in chocolate brown, or another great color that would go with a beachy, robins egg blue, green, and white theme with brown accents?
I'd be much obliged.