Red Dresser

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I love, love, love this dresser. A customer brought it to me with this picture as inspiration:

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Red is totally out of my comfort zone. Don’t get me wrong, I love color. That is, when it’s in small doses. That’s why I was so happy when my customer told me they wanted red, with black glaze. Jobs like this give me a chance to live vicariously through my customers. My customers are so much more brave than me!

Their plan is to put it in their son’s room.  But I can envision this moving into a foyer down the road.  What a great entrance into the house that would be! It would look a little like this:

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DIMENSIONS: 42″ wide, 18″ deep, 32″ tall
PAINT: Behr Premium Plus, Interior Satin Enamel, in Glidden’s Red Rose Bouquet (WGR25)
GLAZE: Valspar Antiquing Glaze
SEALER: SC Johnson Paste Wax

The gorgeous walnut was still in pretty good shape, so it didn’t need much structural help, aside from one foot that had split in half. There were a few nicks and scratches, but those were easy fixes. After 2 coats of gray primer I gave her 2 coats of rich red (Red Rose Bouquet). That was followed up by black antiquing glaze and some paste wax for durability and sheen. Last but not least, I replaced the old brass pulls with some beautiful oil rubbed bronze knobs.

After the Renovation Pics:

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During the Renovation Pics:

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Before the Renovation Pics:

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About Kristen Buckley

Kristen is a transplanted Bostonian who loves North Carolina and can't even imagine living anywhere else. She has been restoring furniture her whole life and has recently found the time to expand beyond just doing it for her own home.

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