Scandinavian Color

Having just graduated from living in a dorm, I've found myself picking through a lot of yard sales for furniture. As you can imagine, most of it is suffering from gross paint jobs or fake wood treatments, so I've been brainstorming on how to re-decorate these yard sale finds.
Most of what I love tends to be streamlined and mid-century Scandinavian. I love light wood grains, whites, and stark bright colors. The only road block? Convincing the man that hot pinks and azure blues are delightful, not obnoxious!