This dresser sits in my front room.
( please ignore the cords and the PS3 paraphernalia, she's acting as a TV stand while my basement is sick.)It belonged (belonged? is that right!?) to my mom and she used it for her clothes her whole life growing up. Apparently it sat for years in our basement until a family friend took it and refinished it. He brought it to me a couple years ago as he didn't want to house it any longer and he felt it should stay in my family. I have enjoyed the piece but feel it doesn't do much to liven up the room.
Here's where the turmoil begins - I see all these great furniture re-dos and think this would be a perfect piece to make over. I have dreams (and maybe even the name of the paint...) of turning it a beautiful mustard yellow (trust me on this) and adding pillows to my couches to tie it all together. NOW - do you think I would have to be absolutely deranged to mess with this piece, especially given it's history OR do you think yes, it's a nice piece but if it's sitting in the middle of your living room you've got to love it, make her over! I'm a little torn, I'm not gonna lie. There's definitely something to be said about leaving an antique alone (not that I consider this an antique, love you mom!) but there's also something to be said about making a piece something you actually love. I just don't know which I feel stronger.
Someone just tell me what to do.