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.
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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