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The Red Dresser is a vintage Dixie piece that I scooped up from a thrift store. It is in excellent condition, save the typical wear and tear. Instead of going down my usual blue/gray route, I went a little out of the box and decided on red.
The color is actually Rembrandt Red by General Finishes. It is in the chalk style paint line. After painting two coats of the Rembrandt Red, I added one coat of the General Finishes Flat Out Flat topcoat. It actually looked really good and maybe I should have stopped there! Instead, I went ahead and applied their Pitch Black glaze on top. It looked decent but wasn’t quite done. I sanded it back to create a more rustic look and applied yet another coat of the topcoat. This topcoat is tricky over dark colors and it took two applications to get it looking smooth and not streaky. I use a foam brush to apply. Gold gilding wax was added to the original drawer pulls.
Honestly, I’m not one hundred percent on this one but, here goes! Let me know what you think 🙂
The only before pic I can find is here, it is behind the gateleg table.
I like it! Did you sell the Hungarian chest? I’m still mourning!
Ah, Mary! How are you? It ended up going to the woman I had told you about. She just purchased a 100 year old farmhouse. It honestly could not have found a better home to showcase its beauty. I love it when my pieces find the perfect home! Thank you again SO MUCH for being so wonderful about it all. I hope to find the perfect piece for you someday soon!
I love it. The black glaze looks great with the red…gives it a little texture. I’d keep it just the way it is.
Thanks, Nadine. I ended up keeping it as-is. A little more red was added in places and I love it now. I had to kind of warm up to it lol! Red is not typically my go-to color!