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What to do with this antique dresser?

10 years ago

We are finally repainting the guest rooom. The walls will be SW Celery. The rest of the BR furniture is oak. The Celery and the oak should look good together vs. the dusty grey-purple that is in there now.

I do not know what to do with this dresser. Personally, I'd love to get rid of it, but MIL bought it when she worked at an antique store years ago, and she gave it to DH, so we are pretty much stuck with it as neither belives in giving away "gifts."

I'm open to painting of some sort, restore-a-finish type of stuff, and obviously some new knobs. Since the front is so chipped, I'm not sure what is the best thing to do. The easiest thing is probably fill in the chips with wood filler and then paint.

Of course, I know you all are so creative here. Thanks in advance. I'm off to go paint but will CBL.

Oak nighstand:

Front of dresser:

View of dresser:

Dresser top and mirror:

Chipped finish:

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