Advanced search

Shall I paint this and if so what colour?

(51 Posts)
Cantdecidewhich Wed 10-Jun-20 10:55:03

Bought this sideboard and now not sure!
Do has said he can sand it back or paint it what do you think we should do? If paint is matt or satin best and what colour do you think?
The front door will be white with clear frosted glass. Ignore the bits and pieces on the top just playing around with ideas at the moment.
Thanks for any help at all smile

OP’s posts: |
Cantdecidewhich Wed 10-Jun-20 11:15:05

Sorry forgot to add the photos!

OP’s posts: |
MashedPotatoBrainz Wed 10-Jun-20 11:17:08

White or sage green. I have similar and we painted it white and it looks fab against our lilac walls.

MashedPotatoBrainz Wed 10-Jun-20 11:18:25

Forgot to say that it also looks really nice as it is. It will look better once the door is done. So wait until then to decide.

Cantdecidewhich Wed 10-Jun-20 11:18:59

Looking at the pics it looks like a Doctors surgery grin
Any help REALLY appreciated please!!

OP’s posts: |
WhatWouldDominicDo Wed 10-Jun-20 11:19:23

Navy is all the rage at the moment.

LemonBreeland Wed 10-Jun-20 11:21:36

Unless close up there are marks that we can't see in the photo, I would leave it as it is. It looks really nice.

Cantdecidewhich Wed 10-Jun-20 11:21:57

I was thinking possibly sage @MashedPotatoBrainz and I love lilac walls that sounds lovely. What paint did you use?

Any other ideas very welcome thanks.

OP’s posts: |
Cantdecidewhich Wed 10-Jun-20 11:23:22

@WhatWouldDominicDo navy sounds really smart, thanks will have a look.

@LemonBreeland it would be ok to leave condition wise

OP’s posts: |
MashedPotatoBrainz Wed 10-Jun-20 11:25:40

I've no idea what paint we used. I thought I'd bought pale pink and couldn't be arsed to change it. We're not in the UK and I think it was local company that make it.

GiggleMcdimples21 Wed 10-Jun-20 11:51:03

You could paint it a chalky white with the handles spray painted gold/copper. Also off topic but what colour is on your walls please? Good luck with the painting smile

sarahc336 Wed 10-Jun-20 11:57:18

I agree as it is it is a bit office like however if it was painted then I think it would look lovely. Xx

Cantdecidewhich Wed 10-Jun-20 12:09:34

@GiggleMcdimples21 the paint is called Puebla and it is from the Goodhomes range in B & Q it's a nice colour for a large area I think.

@sarahc336 yes hopefully will get there!

OP’s posts: |
sarahc336 Wed 10-Jun-20 12:45:25

I think painted white would be nice make your wall colour really stand out x

Gingernaut Wed 10-Jun-20 12:48:20

It does blend in with the walls, doesn't it?

Is there no way to paint the walls?

I hate painting furniture and only do it as a last resort.

Cantdecidewhich Wed 10-Jun-20 12:50:55

@Gingernaught we have just painted the walls smile

How about wallpaper behind it on the one wall? just an idea that popped in my head just now

OP’s posts: |
Gingernaut Wed 10-Jun-20 13:43:49


Cantdecidewhich Wed 10-Jun-20 14:07:34

@Gingernaut is that a good or a bad Oooooooh! ? smile

OP’s posts: |
WhatWouldDominicDo Wed 10-Jun-20 14:09:05

Like this

Cantdecidewhich Wed 10-Jun-20 14:31:20

@Whatwoulddominicdo that looks nice, thanks.

OP’s posts: |
RudeAF Wed 10-Jun-20 14:37:27

I would paint it, put make a final decision on the colour once the door is in. To my eye the issue is that the cabinet and floor don’t match but also don’t contrast much if that makes sense!

RudeAF Wed 10-Jun-20 14:38:19

I would put it in the middle of the nook as well.

Cantdecidewhich Wed 10-Jun-20 14:50:54

@RudeAf I will try moving it, thanks

OP’s posts: |
GreenTulips Wed 10-Jun-20 14:57:00

I like the dark blue
You could go black

Leave the top and varnish it for wear

RudeAF Wed 10-Jun-20 15:20:17

I love those botanical print wallpapers you posted as well!

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in