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My great room is country style, the wood furniture is all medium/antiqued stain maple, oak and pine, fabric colors are greens and burgandy, the walls and floors are off white.  Is there a way to blend in a white washed antique style pie safe with all the existing wood furniture or would I have to paint it maybe a darker burgandy color to blend it in?

Hi Betsy,

Use the pie safe as is.  It will be a great addition to the space and add some unique contrast to the wood.  Once you've added the pie safe, coordinate other small accessories near or on it that pull in the fabric colors of the room.

To me, all the same equals blah.  Add something unique and different and you suddenly have "drama", also known as the "wow factor" in decor.


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