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Monday, April 14, 2014

Painted White Dresser

I found a dresser at Habitat Restore several years ago for $20 and painted it bright red. It used to be in our old eating area (in the San Antonio house). When we moved to KC, it found a home behind our couch, sort of acting at a console table. I use the drawers for storage, which I love.

Everyone (including me) always loved the pop of red in the space, but after looking at it for so many years, I decided I needed a change.

White.

I wanted bright white and I wanted to change the hardware.


Here is the original piece before it was ever painted...


And here it is in the space, painted red (after cleaning the original hardware)…


I ended up using "Pure White" by Sherwin Williams in their oil based enamel to get a super shiny, hard coated finish. I previously painted the dresser in red latex paint and it was chipping, always had a sticky feeling on the top, and it never had that "furniture" look to it.


I'm convinced that all furniture needs to be painted in oil based paint! You won't regret taking the extra time!

I lightly sanded the entire dresser, wiped it down really well, and added 3 coats of the oil based paint. I didn't prime over the red, just added an additional coat of the white. I waited 24 hours in between each coat (one of the downfalls of oil based paints).


The final result is just what I wanted, light and bright and hard coated. It really pops against our dark hardwoods and our dark couch.


Eventually, I would like to get something new for behind the couch, but for now, I'm loving the fresh change. The plan is for this dresser to be moved to the guest bedroom as soon as I find something, but I'm in no rush.

I will fill you in on the hardware change tomorrow! Hope you have a great week! xo

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26 comments :

  1. It is GORgeous!! Both as red but REALLY as white!!!

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    1. Really loving the fresh white! I needed a change, but did love the red!

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  2. That is a great piece of furniture. Very unique -- and I love the bright white!

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  3. What a great find for 20$! It looks phenomenal either color.

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  4. Oh my that is one gorgeous dresser! It's amazing how paint can make a such a difference! LOVE!

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  5. This is beautiful! I liked the red, but love the white! Good to know about the different types of paint. I know what you mean about wanting a furniture look. Thanks for sharing at The Makers!
    Corey @ TInySidekick.com

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  6. It's a beautiful dresser! Great work. Please come share at the Anything Goes weekly linky, if you have not already. Happy Spring to you! Love the tassel accessory.

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  7. What a beautiful dresser and what a great find for only $20.00! I love the idea of having a dresser behind a sofa instead of a console table and this one works so well in the room. The white makeover is so crisp and really pops with your leather sofa. Gorgeous!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  8. WOW, this transformation is incredible! It's so modern and pretty now and I just love how it turned out! Thanks so much for sharing at The Makers, pinned :)

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  9. This is beautiful! Loved both colors. Pinning :)

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  10. This looks fantastic! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

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  11. The white is beautiful and neutral and really makes the features of this dresser pop. Great job!

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  12. The dresser is absolutely perfect! I want it! :) It's a pleasure to let you know that you've been featured at From Dream to Reality! :)

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  13. I love the white the best! Such an incredible deal...way to go! .Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/04/centerpiece-wednesday-beautiful.html
    Karin

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  14. Love, love, love! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  15. It turned out so pretty! Thanks for the tips on paint. I've had that sticky paint problem before...

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  16. I just love love love this! I'm a huge fan of painted furniture and the white you went with is stunning...and oh, the hardware! Thanks for linking up to the Link it or Lump It link party your dresser flip is one of my favorites and features this week! http://www.twoityourself.com/2014/04/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-35-plus.html#more

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    1. Thank you SO much Melissa! Thanks for hosting and the feature!!

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