Friday, November 11, 2011

Ready for Chirstmas!

I just wanted to say thanks for all the comments.  I can't figure out how to reply to individual comments or even leave a comment on my own post!!  I am very new to this blogging stuff - I will figure it out at some point.  :)

This is the second paint job for this dresser.  You can see the original here.  I submitted it to Shauna at Perfectly Imperfect.  I loved her ideas, especially one of the last pictures but couldn't get it to look like the finish in the picture.

  So I changed the dresser from this:

to this:

and here are a bunch more pictures :)

I just love the rusticness (is that a word?) of it, it reminds me of the barns I see when we drive to Kentucky.   I first had Annie Sloan's watered down Old White on the dresser so I put Annie Sloan's dark wax over that to make the now brown color on the dresser.  Stupidly I threw away the red sample paint I used and now I don't know the name.   It was one of the little Behr samples at Home Depot - it was a brighter red.  Anyway I mixed all of that with the same amount of  Martha Stewart's Claret then poured a little more Claret in until I liked the color. It looked a little pinkish when I put it on and I thought oh no what have I done!  It started to look better as it dried.   I then wiped dark walnut stain over the red. The top is also dark walnut stain.  Sorry I wasn't more help with the color.  If I think of it I will add it to the post.

Linking to :

Perfectly Imperfect

Primitive & Proper 


  1. Danielle @antiquerecreation.blogspot.comNovember 11, 2011 at 4:23 PM

    I REALLY like this! A LOT! Very inspiring! I love the rustic western feel of it.

  2. beautiful looks so warm & welcoming now :)

  3. And I forgot to add, I'd love to know what colors you used for this also. I'm your newest follower, can't wait to read more from you! :)

  4. This is absolutely beautiful! LOVE the color, the lines, the hardware... everything!

  5. Welcome to blogging! I love this makeover. Red is my favorite color and you've put it to perfect use here. I love the vignette too - especially those little cowboy boots!

    I'm your newest follower. Please stop by and say hi.

  6. I really like your dresser redo and Im fettering it at my Up-cycled Wednesday @ emilymacleoud,

  7. love this red re-do! i'm always redoing my redos, too! glad you're happy with it!


  8. oooh that is awesome! i loved it the first time, too, but the red brings it to life!

  9. It looks so festive and pretty! Love the cowboy boots, too! :)

  10. This turned out so nice. I like rustic!
    The color really goes well with your walls, too.

  11. I would have never thought to mix 2 different colors to make that awesome red. It came out so great. Now I want to try it hope it comes out just as great.