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Thrifty Chic Finds for the Dressing Room!

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I must have had luck on my side this weekend because I nabbed some major scores for my Dressing Room Project

First, I found this set of vintage gold wall shelves for $1.99!  A deal like that was too good to pass up and I thought they might add a unique and glamorous touch in my room!
Naturally, I had to google the Syroco logo I found on the back of the small wall shelves and found that it was from the Syracuse Ornamental Company (Syroco). Syroco was founded in 1890, they were best known for molded wood pulp interior decorations and novelty items that resembled hand carving.
My second find was this campaign style dresser at Goodwill for just $10.00, crazy right!?! 

I couldn't believe it when I saw it, especially since campaign style dressers have become so popular over the past year.  I see them in blogs, magazines, and catalogs in just about every color and they always look like a perfect chic decor accent (and bonus- storage!). 

Now the question is, what color do I paint mine? Goodness knows that gross faux wood finish has got to go!  I love the look of the black and I feel like that would be the smart choice, but I'm kind of drawn to the rich blue or grayish blue... hmmm?

Speaking of painting, with all of these brass and gold decor accents I had to make a change to an older thrifty chic find I had in my Dressing Room.  Yes, I decided to make those bleached wood legs gold!
I thought it would fit the room better with a metallic glam touch!  I just hope the gold starts showing up.  I knew I'd have to do multiple coats knowing the surface was just raw wood (usually soaks up LOTS of paint before showing up).  So far it's looking more like maple syrup than gold... which honestly made me want pancakes really bad.  But I'm hoping it turns out fabulous like I am imagining!

So, now I have to ask you...

What do you think of my thrifty new finds?
What color would you paint the dresser?

Aside from the gold shelves, dresser and chair, the last items on my list to bring it all together are window treatments, an accent rug (or two?), and a few decorative storage bins.  I hope once I figure out the color for the dresser I will be able to choose coordinating decorative accents!  Be sure to let me know what you think, I'd love some help!