what do you think of this red? Question 

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What do you guys think of this red? the picture does not show how shiny it is.
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This is going to be on a stand for a 4foot tank I'm currently building/ revamping (an old sideboard) and I'm attempting to make it match in with my living room, themed red, black and cream. I did look at a 4ft red themed stand and tank a while back the only red I could find and it was priced at £1500 so I quickly decided it was WAY out of my price range! I'm hoping I can pull this off and it will look cool and like it's supposed to be.

Also anyone got any idea's how I can get some chrome into this stand design, I can't figure this brain teaser out yet lol. I want it to match out TV stand my retro looking pride and joy, I hunted high and low for the tv stand and payed WAYYYYYY to much for it lol but I love it and so want the fish tank stand to match.

Here is a piccy so you get an idea what I'm trying to match to
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HA HA a fish tank snook in the picture lol!
 

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It's hard to tell in the picture. It looks off. It would be easier to tell if they were in the picture together.
 
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To be fair next to each other they look pretty close but the tank stand I have sprayed is closer in colour to the sofa's so it will still look right, I will take some more pictures tomorrow.

I just can't make my mind up now if the drawers look right red or not
 
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To be fair next to each other they look pretty close but the tank stand I have sprayed is closer in colour to the sofa's so it will still look right, I will take some more pictures tomorrow.

I just can't make my mind up now if the drawers look right red or not
 

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Maybe to get the chrome in there, replace the drawer pulls with chrome ones?
 
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gremlin said:
Maybe to get the chrome in there, replace the drawer pulls with chrome ones?
I can't as the drawer pulls on this are integral to the drawer ???
 

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Can you spray paint them to match?
 
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Meenu said:
It's hard to tell in the picture. It looks off. It would be easier to tell if they were in the picture together.
here goes piccy of them next to each other

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I'm seriously impressed at the closeness of colour

Here is a better picture of the finished drawers

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Yeah, the reds are really close to each other. I'd paint the handles black.
 
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Meenu said:
Yeah, the reds are really close to each other. I'd paint the handles black.
I have some wood in the room, the fire place and meter cupboards that I can't change due to being in rented accommodation, that match in really well with the wood on this, Also I have managed to get a really funky retro looking DVD storage unit that ties all the wood together.

OMG I'm turning into a co-ordinates queen! My house has always been a mix of styles, just designs I LOVE (I love thrift store finds) but it seems I'm somehow managing to tie these together!
 

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Oh, cool then... sounds awesome.
 
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