Sunday, July 8, 2012

Barnyard Red Dresser

When we moved back to the states from Mexico, we didn't own a single piece of furniture.  A friend of my mom's was having a garage sale and sold us her bedroom set at a great price.  It's been 6 years since we purchased this dresser.  I absolutely love it.  It is beautiful.  The shape, the knobs, & the curves work together as perfect compliments.

One day, while browsing Home Depot, I found an "oops" quart of red paint.  It was only $2 and matched the boys' room decor beautifully.  I had to scoop it up!



It got a coat of primer that I had on hand from this project here.  It has a tint of light blue to it that peeps through the red nicely.  I painted two coats of red to give it a rich look, then lightly sanded it down with 150 grit sandpaper.  



The tricycle was a treasure found at a local thrift store.  


Here is the dresser's before shot:


And after:




It's going to look great in the boys' room.





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51 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Christine! It's great having you here, too!

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  2. Gorgeous! I saw a new dresser at HomeGoods that was barn red and it didn't even come close to as beautiful as this! Awesome job!!! I love it diy make over projects like these!

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    1. Erika! Thank you for your encouraging words! It's an honor having you stop by!

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  3. I love this so much! The knobs are fantastic and the color/finish is the perfect red! Is the tricycle from Goodwill? If so, worth every penny :)

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    1. Thanks, Jane! The tricycle was found underneath the back shelf at Southern Thrift on Gallatin Pike. I've found a new favorite place. I just picked up some vintage Pyrex there tonight!

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  4. I love the colour, and the trike is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Deanne! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  5. this is fantastic, and i'm just going to say it: i like it even more than marian's lucketts green! i do!

    stop by if you have a moment as i just posted a giveaway:
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-sale-giveaway.html

    smiles to you.

    michele

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    1. Michelle, your words are so kind! Thank you! I follow Marian's blog, too, & am always inspired by her great pieces! I can't wait to try out her milk paint line...how about you?

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  6. The red is PERFECT for a boy's room. In fact, I think it would be perfect in just about any room. Love it!

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    1. Thank you! My boys do love it! Now, if only I can figure out what to do with the rest of their room! HA! Thanks for commenting! It's such a joy to read!

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  7. Love the color it is perfect for a boys room. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Trisha! I appreciate you stopping by & leaving such a sweet comment! Blessings to you!

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  8. Love it so much! Seriously need me a red dresser! Fabulous job!!

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    1. Yes! Go out and purchase Behr's brand "Ruby Ring"! It's the same color as this dresser & is rich in color! Thanks for coming on over!

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  9. love it! red can be such a tricky color, but you NAILED it! :)

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    1. Cassie, thanks for your comment! Hearing these words from you is such an honor! You are a true inspiration! I love your blog!

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  10. Great project! I love the color. It's absolutely perfect.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate you coming over & checking out the dresser! Your comment is sweet to read!

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  11. Never would have thought of the red, love it, now it looks like a boys dresser!

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    1. I know! I feel the same way! If it weren't for the quart only costing me $2, I may have not chosen this route. But, I'm sure glad that I did. My sons love it!

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE the red color choice! a terrific piece of furniture.
    JoAnn
    sweetpepperrose.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, JoAnn! I checked out your fabulous blog, too! Thanks for popping over! It's nice to meet you!

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  13. That is gorgeous - I adore the red! It is stunning - excellent color choice!
    Thanks for linking up this week - you are the first link I checked out and I am not disappointed! Putting you on my Facebook page!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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    1. Hi Stacey! First, let me say that I LOVE YOUR BLOG! You're another one of my inspirations! So, to have you come on over & check out the dresser is sweet to my soul! Thank you!!

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  14. LOVE the red! I've got a dresser in my boys' room that needs to be redone, and now that I saw your dresser it's got to be red!

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    1. Wonderful! This color is by Behr "Ruby Ring". It is a great, rich color! I'd love to see your final project and how you do your dresser! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. I love it! The color is beautiful. Hi, I am your newest follower from Embracing Change Linky party. :)

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    1. Welcome, Kathy! I'm glad that you are here! Thank you for your kind comment! Blessing to you!!

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  16. Wow. This really is a beautiful piece with great bones and I LOVE the red! Looks like it's got so much great storage!

    Thanks for sharing on Show and Tell Wednesday at SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni

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  17. $2??? For that awesome high boy?? Lucky you!
    You did a great job on it- I love the color!

    New follower!

    Ashleigh @ Rusticanthology.blogspot.com

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  18. Okay, wow! what a great red that is, and how amazingly different the piece looks. I love that the distressing is so subtle and the hardware works beautifully with the new color. Nicely done!
    Liz

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  19. Love that red!! You did a great job. Found you from Feathered Nest Friday, and am your newest follower:)

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  20. I'm so LOVING this piece!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  21. Love it! The color is so fun! x

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  22. What a gorgeous dresser! Love the red and the peeks of blue showing through are really cool! Beautiful work!

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  23. What a beautiful makeover you have here...love that shade of red and at a thrifty price...it just can't get any better.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  24. Gorgeous dresser and gorgeous red! You did a beautiful job! I'm a new follower from DIY Showoff and I would love it if you stopped by and followed back :) I especially love your tagline - living a redeemed life! HUGS, Sunday

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  25. Oops.. just realized 'living a redeemed life' is the actual name of your blog - even better!

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  26. Wow, love that red! Gives a whole new personality to the dresser and makes the hardware really pop!

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  27. This is a stunner. Such a statement piece. Thanks for sharing it on BeColorful. I wanted you to know I featured it tonight on this week's Motivated Monday.
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  28. Red can be a hard color, but you picked the perfect shade. The dresser looks great!

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  29. Red is one of my favorite colors! This is lovely.

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  30. thanks for sharing.

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  31. I love the red color! (Great choice.) The dresser looks amazing!

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