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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  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!

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

  3. Beautiful work, as usual! Very inspiring!

  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.


  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!


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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

  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. :)

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

  17. Wow, it turned out lovely!!!

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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! :-)

  24. Adorable...I love the colors.

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