A Coral Dresser to Celebrate Fall

The sad, sad gal needs a little color boost! She is very well made but has been sitting (partially refinished) in some guys garage for a couple of years… I think she has some heat damage as there were several places where the paint was severely flaking off and it didn’t look like water damage… Anyway, I found this on Craig’s List for a client of mine who was looking for just the right piece to put in her bedroom… very good buy!


My client happen to see my little coral table and knew she wanted to use that color in her bedroom! She even had a sample of the fabric she was going to use with her! I snapped this picture below to send to her to make sure the color was ok… not too orange, not too red… not pink! The wood blocks are part of my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint samples, Emperor’s Red and Barcelona, which I mixed in order to achieve this Coral color…


Here she is the morning she was being picked up… she really is a stunner… her coloring came out great and tends to change from the orange side of coral to a little on the red side depending on the light…


Her original handles were painted white but I new she needed a little more “bling” than that! I sprayed them metallic gold, distressed them and then rubbed them down with a brown glaze… understated beauty! I also used my gold leaf pen on the drawer and base highlights and then knocked down the shine with steel wool.

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These knobs are just perfect!!

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I very lightly distressed her, applied a coat of Minwax paste wax and buffed her to a smooth shine!


My client seemed very happy with her and was excited to get home and start filling her up with goodies! I think this piece would also look great in the dining room or family room because of her shape and color!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest custom color I created with the chalk paint… so much fun!

Until next time…

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hey there! You want to know more about me? Well here's a little bit... I'm the lucky wife of a Super Awesome Husband (SAH) and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. We moved to Louisville, KY in 2013 from Richmond, VA where I was refinishing, repairing and painting furniture as a serious "hobby". Since moving I have been spending most of my time designing and updating our new-to-us home, but I do enjoy getting out and exploring my new town as much as possible!

Posted on August 26, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Susan this is so beautiful! I have a sofa table that needs some love and this is a wonderful color. You are very talented!

    Hugs, Tanya 🙂


  2. This looks so beautiful. I love how you mixed a custom color and the hardware is stunning.


  3. Susan this gorgeous. I love it as usual.



  4. I think this is a statment color and you are right. when saying …could be used for many purposes. love the shade


  5. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Wow, she is just beautiful! I love that color you created!


  6. LOOOVE it! so glamorous!


  7. My oh my, what a pretty dresser! Just gorgeous color, hardware, lines, everything! I would love for you to show her off at my Gettin’ Krafty party!


  8. Just saw your picture on Primitive & Proper – what a beautiful piece!


  9. This is a stunning piece! Love the color and the hardware–great job!


  10. I love red and this is gorgeous!! What a beauty! I’d love for you to share this at my linky party, Twirl & Take a Bow at http://www.houseontheway.com. I hope you can stop by and join in!


  11. I just LOVE the way that this color turned out! It’s tricky to find the right coral that isn’t too pink, too red, or too orange – and you totally nailed it! Great job – just pinned it for future reference!


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