February 27, 2014

Springified Blue & Red Distressed Dresser

I told you I had a lot of furniture pieces in the archives!!

This one was a gorgeous piece I did for my sister last year. 
Dressers are my favorite to redo- they are usually uncomplicated, make a huge impact and are fun to paint!!

I'm a terrible blogger and couldn't find a before picture of this piece anywhere.
You'll just have to imagine a red dresser with lots of wear and tear on it. 

This is the best I have showing off the previous red color: 

It was a pretty, deep red and it wasn't that the color was bad.
My sister just wanted a lighter color to match the new bedding she had bought.
She bought a pretty, pale blue that matched the bedding and luckily, red & blue are her colors so distressing this piece was definitely in it's future :) 

It took two coats to cover and then I used my sander to distress all around the dresser to bring out some of the original red hues. 

The original hardware was some pretty ORB pulls & knobs so they stayed. 
I love the card catalog look the top drawers give off. 

I love all the distressing around where it would naturally wear anyways. 
The red was the perfect pop of color against the pale blue!!

And it had the perfect amount of pretty lines & grooves to give off some beautiful curves.
Plain, flat dressers aren't nearly as fun.
I love to have some curves to show off :) 

You could easily still achieve the layered paint look by painting a coat of red on first and then the pale blue over it. 
Distress and you've got a gorgeous pop of color underneath to show off!!

Similar to my black and white dresser I redid here

Sad that I don't have a dramatic before & after to share but we can all agree that it's a gorgeous, spring-happy piece, right? 

I'm thinking another red & blue piece needs to make an appearance soon :) 

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