Lovely in Red

This is an example of a chest that to me is just too humdrum… it lacks pizzazz! It has great bones though, it’s solid oak and a nice size…

BEFORE

UF 3 Drawer Dresser

Here is the after! I had to do some tightening of the drawers… basically regluing and clamping the sides and reattaching the drawer bottoms to the sides.

I painted the chest in straight up Emperor’s Silk (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint), VERY lightly distressed it and waxed the entire piece with Minwax paste wax.

F Red Chest

I removed the wood knobs, which were attached with dowels and took some time to get out, and replaced them with these glass knobs! So much prettier I think!

F Red Chest3

I sanded the top down (to 220 grit paper) and stained it Walnut.

F Red Chest2

I think this piece is so much prettier now, certainly worth putting in a place where it will get some attention!

Painted red oak chest

I actually finished this piece some time ago, but for some reason I didn’t do a post on it! I just love the way it turned out and I think this pop of red looks great on this chest!

Thanks for stopping by… 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 February 23, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Love the oak and red contrast.

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  2. It came out great! I really like the walnut stain.

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  3. Love how the chest came out, that color is fab.

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  4. this is such a fun piece! love that vibrant red!

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  5. The red is great with the stained top. The glass knobs were a wonderful choice.

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  6. Gorge! I did the almost identical chest with red milk paint last summer.
    I must be the only one that likes it because it has sat in my space for 6 months 😦
    And I have it priced pretty low too! If you want to see it, it’s under “Gallery”. I love
    that color Emperor’s Silk! But I’m afraid to paint another piece red! lol

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    • Beth,
      I love the chest you did! Maybe the appliqués are a problem… They are ornate where the chest is not? I love the glass knobs but maybe all of the drawers should have them? It could also be the market you are in… But it really is a fabulous piece and you did a great job!

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  7. Susan, What a great color! I love that you left the top with wood, it adds so much charm to it!
    I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday http://designeddecor.com/talkin-thursday-link-party-9/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

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  8. What a great project! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. http://www.designdecortuesday.blogspot.com. See you there! ☺

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  9. That red is gorgeous! I’m featuring it in the Power of Paint Party Spotlight this weekend.

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