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Asked on Mar 29, 2018

How do you update a 1950’s bedroom set?

JcrawJanet Coryell Smither


It is from a store Daniel Jones that was in NYC. Made when quality mattered. But, it is walnut ( fruitwood ) with small beautiful
blue wedge wood knobs and wedgewood inlays. How can I update the bedroom with paint, lamps, accessories. Includes a triple dresser, men’s high chest , 2 end tables and head board. Looks very matchy. The room is painted off white and off white window treatments it looks very bland. I’m afraid if I paint the wrong color blue it will go from one boring look to another.

2 answers
  • Janet Coryell Smither
    on Mar 29, 2018

    Take the knob to the paint store and ask for advice for complementary colors rather than trying to match. a dark blue, orange, peach, red, yellow, green, brass or chrome in fixtures/lamps.
  • Jcraw
    on Mar 29, 2018

    please give us a photo
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