I was so excited when I came across this antique highboy. It was in beautiful condition, but was missing all but two of the original pulls. I love the rope detailing and the corner pieces...not to mention the feet! I drove an hour to pick it up (which I NEVER do!). I had my own plans for it, but then my client saw it and asked if I would do it red for her. I've been wanting to do something red so it was fate, right? I chose the color Show Stopper from SW. It's a deeper red (it looks brighter than it really is in the pics) and I love the contrast of the color against the darker wood underneath.
Sometimes the hardest part (other than peeling stinking veneer!) of this job is finishing a beautiful piece of furniture and having to see it go out the door! ;)
Before--you can see why it was love at first sight, right??!
I wish I had bigger muscles (or could just drag my boys around with me) so I could have taken pictures of this one outside. The pics just don't so the color justice!
I didn't want to prime because I didn't want another color showing when I distressed it (and apparently you cannot get a primer tinted red because it only turns out pink). So, I used an all surface enamel and had to do 4 coats! I didn't think I was ever going to finish it--but the results were well worth it!
She's a looker for sure! Just makes me smile seeing it!
Just <3 all of these details.
You know I couldn't pass up a foot shot! ;) I just LOVE these!! Ok, I need to stop looking at it because it's still in my shop and I might not let it leave!
I let my daughter pick out these knobs. Aren't they fantastic?! I love when the hardware just "fits" the piece and these do!
Because I didn't prime, when I distressed the paint ended up looking chippy and I love it!
color = Showstopper SW
poly = Minwax in semi-gloss
hardware = Hobby Lobby and local hardware store
Linking up here: Yea!