Two-Tone or No-Tone

Hey everybody!  I need your opinion!  I’ve mentioned before that I’d really like to do something to the dresser/buffet in the girls’ room but that I couldn’t decide what – paint it?  sand and re-stain it? ? ? ?  Well, then one day a month ago I came across this Pinteresting picture of a two-tone dresser and a big light bulb went off upstairs:
(Image originally from here.)

So my question is, should I or shouldn’t I?
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Anthony thinks it would be too much white (it’s a running theme with him) but I think if I whipped up a colorful changing pad cover and maybe added more color to the lampshade, it’d be just smashing.  I’m not a huge fan of the scroll work on the dresser doors anyway so I think it’d be a great way to disguise that a little too.  What do you think??!!  Take some white paint to the doors and drawers or trash the idea and think of something else? 

To help you decided, here’s a couple of pixlr-ed mock-ups:
I know it’s not the best photomagic, but if you really squint, I think you’ll get the idea.  >:)


So then while I was digitally outlining the drawers to be colored in, I accidentally ran into this idea – just painting a thin white stripe around the perimeter of the doors/drawers.  Adding another option to the list…

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Please!  I need your opinion!  Leave it in the comments below, on our Facebook page, or on the Instagram post (username:  beaninlove) that I’m posting this very second!!  The dresser’s fate is up to you!


  1. I would go with painting the front of the drawers and doors. You would still get the wood tone of the top and frame that would keep it warm. My husband is the same way, so I give him a little wood, and get a little white in return. Maybe you could try mixing the 2 leftover paint colors from the stripes to keep it in the same family.

    1. I think painting the entire fronts is the clear winner!! I like your idea about mixing up the paints but I was planning on using spray paint because it's a little easier to work with! Thanks Tracie!!!!!!

  2. yeh, first option- paint entire fronts. can you change out the drawer pulls? cheers.

    1. Yes! I was planning on changing out the hardware but the middle drawers are curved so it might put me in a little bit of a pickle...but, where there's a will, there's a way! :)

  3. Paint the whole door, please don't do the thin line...=)