Oldie But A Goodie: Red Dresser

Disclaimer:  The following was one of my first furniture makeovers. Before I became obsessed with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints, I would enlist my husband to help me out with all the un-fun stuff that comes with refurbishing a piece of furniture (mainly sanding, although he often took over the painting as well). This is one of the projects we worked on together.

About this time last year I pulled up to a thrift store that had recently opened in my old neighborhood and  I saw this beauty sitting by donation door.  I asked right away how much they wanted, and since it had just been dropped off, the manager let me have it for $10!

It was kind of gross, and the trim had been painted a bright blue, but it had a gorgeous shape!

I love finding surprises (of the non-organic kind) when I purchase a dresser, and this one was great.  The underside of the drawers were lined with a newspaper from 1996 (which is probably when they first revamped this dresser with the blue paint!)

After sanding down the edges we could see the original gold paint peek through.

 Two coats of a Sherwin Williams red paint (I don’t have to color handy–sorry!!) and…
I kept the original handles after spraying them with a dark brown Rustoleum paint.
I wanted a clean look, so no distressing here.

So can I get a ‘what what’??
Scroll down to see where this and our other projects are linked.

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29 thoughts on “Oldie But A Goodie: Red Dresser

  1. Sure… “What!? What?!”

    Very cute redo and you are right, the lines are lovely for this piece. The newspaper is priceless too… LOL

    Visiting from Coastal Charm- Nifty Thrifty Tues Linky Party,
    ~Suzanne in IL

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  2. Love the color. I will be featuring this dresser tomorrow night at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

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  3. Love the red! Looks so great. I've found a few surprises in old dressers too. I got one a few weeks ago at a garage sale with old panties jammed behind the drawers. Newspaper would have been a better surprise!

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