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1940s sideboard or modern pine dresser??

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Janeyspamey Mon 28-Jan-13 12:03:42

Currently I have a lovely dark oak 1940s sideboard, covered in photos on top and crammed with toys underneath. Bought it 8 years ago from Oxfam. I've decluttered the two drawers and the shelves so its not too bad inside. However, I've found a second hand pine dresser (sadly not Victorian) very well made for £280 that is wider, has three sections and goes to the floor so I could potentially hide all toys and dust. Should I rehouse the sideboard back to Oxfam? The dresser itself is not too orange, but it is modern. It might look nice painted but I'm not really a fan of painted furniture, preferring natural wood. We have stripped wooden floors and a fire surround that are about the same colour.
Opinions please.

shockers Mon 28-Jan-13 12:08:15

I like the sound of the one you've already got, but I can't see the picture!

QueenMaeve Thu 31-Jan-13 12:02:22

I like the sound of your original one too. Dressers are pretty but I no for example one would not work in my kitchen as its very minimalist. But I do like retro furniture. What is the decor style of the room it's planned for?
Could you put some nice shelves up above the sideboard and house the photos on those?

naughtynaughtynamechange Thu 31-Jan-13 12:07:04

I like the sound of the original, but 280 sounds like an awful lot of money for a pine dresser. Do you have an auction house near you? I would expect to pay nearer 100 for a pine dresser.

I know it is heresy to some people to paint wooden furniture, but I saw a 1930s wardrobe today painted pink and it looked fantastic.

Pics please, so we can make a valid judgment.

naughtynaughtynamechange Thu 31-Jan-13 12:09:02

If you prefer natural wood, what about a mid-century modern Danish teak sideboard? Loads of storage, unimpeachable style. If you're looking to spend around 300 that would be by far the better investment.

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