Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Red Dresser


This dresser started off bright red.  It wasn't a bad color.  Just not my thing.  I bought it for $25.  I brought it home and put a coat of Citristrip on it and let that sit for a few hours.  When I started scraping, I realized that it was a mahogany dresser!!!!  So, that made the project even harder.  Because I knew that I would have to get all of the red paint off because I wasn't going to paint over solid mahogany!  I wanted to stain it.  I stripped the entire thing down to bare wood and then pretreated the wood.  I stained it with Minwax Dark Walnut and sealed it with clear poly.  The drawers had a veneer on them, and the wood underneath was not good.  So, I decided to paint them in ASCP Duck Egg Blue.  I then used a mixture of clear and dark AS waxes and distressed with my sanding sponge.  Sometime down the road, I may decide to purchase some wood veneer to do the drawers so they match the rest of the dresser.  But for now, I am happy with the way it turned out.

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Sunday:
Newbie Party @ Debbiedoo's
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
The Sunday Showcase Party @ Under The Table And Dreaming
Simply Klassic Sunday @ Simply Klassic Home

Monday:
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
More The Merrier @ DIY Home Sweet Home
Making The World Cuter Monday @ Making The World Cuter
Show Me What You Got Monday @ Our Delightful Home
Mop It Up Mondays @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Just A Party With My Peeps @ How To Nest For Less

Tuesday:
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Power Of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Turquoise Lovin' @ Sweet Little Gals
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co.
Trash To Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner
Tell It To Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living Outside The Box
Tuesday's Treasures  @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia

Wednesday:
Piece Of Work Wednesday @ Primitive And Proper
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ {Primp}
Chalk Paint Linky Party @ Shades Of Amber
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Thursday:
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Catch As Catch Can @ My Repurposed Life
Creative Inspirations @ Embracing Change

Friday:
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints On The Fridge
Feature Friday Free For All @ Five Days Five Ways
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugalicious Fridays @ Finding Fabulous
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tater Tots And Jello
Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal @ The Rooster And The Hen

Saturday:
Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter

Sat. Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors




52 comments:

  1. This really looks great! Red was okay, but changing it all and giving the wood finish a chance to glow was the better idea. Nice job!

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  2. That is stunning! You hit it out of the park with this one!!

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  3. Beautiful work, as usual! Very inspiring!

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  4. Great job Sarah! LOVE ıt! I follow you from Turkey...and I'll be glad if you are the newest follower of my new blog.

    Monica.

    http://ahouseofonesown-monicalivas.blogspot.com/

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  5. Beautiful works Sarah - This came out so nice...much better than it started! I found this project you did on The Shabby Nest...I put up a project there as well - an Elegant Powder Room. I am a few spots later than you!

    Linda

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  6. Sarah, This turned out gorgeous! Have a great week. :-)

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  7. Wow! I love what you did with this piece! It looks fantastic! All your hard work paid off! I'm visiting from Debbiedoo's.

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  8. How beautiful and what a terrific find! I know it took a lot of hard work, but looks like it was worth it.

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  9. I love it and what a great job uncovering an awesome treasure! Great price!
    Debbie

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  10. It looks so wonderful with your transformation. I like leaving part unpainted. You are next to me at Met Monday!

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  11. I love the rich wood tones - really pretty transformation!

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  12. Thta is a beautiful piece Sarah! Nice job! Love that two-toned look. Thanks for linking up thsi week - nice to have you come by!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  13. This turned out so pretty! I like the painted drawers! You did a fabulous job!

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  14. wow Sarah! I love that dark finish with the pretty paint. You did a fabulous job!
    gail

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  15. Beautiful! I wouldn't have thought to add the blue drawers, but it looks great. :)

    Stopping by from Kammy's Korner's Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday. :)

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  16. it looks amazing! love the contrasting drawers. and i love citristrip! :)

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  17. Wow, it turned out lovely!!!

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  18. Gorgeous - I love the painted drawers against the beautiful mahogany - great job! CJ

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  19. Wow! That's beautiful - what great inspiration!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Elisa
    home sweet nest

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  20. It's so pretty! Stopping by from your feature at Refresh/Restyle...well deserved!

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  21. Congrats on your Newbie Spotlight! It and you sure deserve it. What a stunning makeover. So, so pretty!!

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  22. Love how you have exposed that beautiful wood. I am so glad to find your blog and congrats on the Spotlight! Way to go!

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  23. Hi there! Just saw your Newbie Spotlight and had to come over and tell you how much I loved the dresser makeover you did! Welcome to blogging! :-)
    Vanessa

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  24. Adorable...I love the colors.

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  25. Sarah....this was just on Apt. Therapy! Nice work!

    --Katie

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