Monday, April 8, 2013

Red Delicious!

You know a lot of things grab my attention when I am looking at a piece of furniture.  I love great legs, lots of detail, cute aprons or skirts, and, of course, 

I have a super soft spot for serpentine style pieces, so when I saw this one on CL I could not pass it up!
They were even kind enough to deliver it (that's a first for me)!

It was in great condition and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it the moment I saw it.  
You see, I was in Home Depot a few months ago looking at Glidden colors and one practically jumped off the shelf and threw itself at me!

I looked at the name of the color and was in know that feeling, don't you?!! ;)  It had to go on just the right piece.  It had to go on a curvy drawer! 

Well, fate has made another match.... 

Highboy dresser with serpentine drawer...


"Red Delicious"
*I had it color matched @ Sherwin Williams


It's not  this bright (hate when that happens, for some reason all the colored pieces look like neon!).  It really is the color of the apple in Snow White--you know, the one that almost killed her. ;)

 These next pics are truer to the real color

*sigh*  just want to run my hand over that top drawer!

 I actually kept the original hardware on this dresser because I absolutely adore how the curve in the pulls mimics the curve in the top drawer!  But, it was missing two pulls so I moved them around and put these clock knobs on the top drawer instead (you know I can't resist a fun knob!).

I cleaned them up and sprayed them black.  
Check out those keyholes and that cute little skirt! :)

 I wanted a more natural look for the top to go with all that red, so I sanded it down, stained it in Dark Walnut and gave it a few coats of poly.

I love these highboys with the paneled sides!

The inside of the drawers weren't quite up to par ;) so I lined them with this bold black and white fabric.

This dresser was featured by Sarah @ Alderberry Hill
Judy @ DIY Design
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking
Deborah @ Green Willow Pond
Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds
and by
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

Thank you ladies!

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  1. It looks amazing. The color is perfect!

  2. I can see why that color jumped out at you.

    Your makeover is gorgeous. Such wonderful work.

    Like you, I can't resist a curvy piece of furniture. You had me at serpentine.

  3. This is an amazing transformation! If you get a chance, please link this up to my sunday linky party:

  4. OooOoh. Such a pretty transformation... you have a great eye... I love the paneled sides and curvy drawers, too! Striking color and paint job! Love it. Thanks for sharing on Project Inspire{d} this week!

    1. Your dresser is delicious! Great work! Newest follower, I love to redo furniture too. Hope to see you visit and follow too!

  5. Fantastic outcome! What a curvy Beauty. You should have tried that Glidden paint. I love GLidden. I could almost eat it.

  6. Oh I am such a sucker for curves and details!! LOVE them, the more the better!! This is a gorgeous piece Lisa! Thank you for sharing it at the Project Inspire{d} link party. :)
    I hope you have a fabulous rest of the week!!

  7. Your finishes always look so flawless! Another stunner!

  8. This is so beautiful. I am pinning it.


  9. I love the colour! I love the clock handles! I love the fabric inside! I just love it!!!

  10. This came out great. You could link this to Miss Mustard Seed's party on Fridays because she only takes furniture. It's great place to link. Take care. Oh, I'd love to have you link to What to do Weekends Party, too. (duh) It's a great weekend project. Linda

  11. Very nice! Love the color and slightly distressed detail!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

  12. Love this dresser... the lines are beautiful and the shade of red is perfection!
    I also love the drawer liners, really cleans it up and add something special :)


  13. Love the color, you did a wonderful job. andi thewednesdaybaker

  14. Well, you got me! That is delicious, for sure! And you're right... reds are very tricky as they can be all over the place and in not a good way. This one is a keeper and I will make sure I write down the name for future use. I am now your newest follower and if you have the time, drop by my blog for a visit. I always love meeting new creative people!

  15. Gorgeous! I'm a sucker for curvy furniture, too. The red is really nice as well.

  16. Oh my gosh that is gorgeous! Love the color, the shape and the hardware. Excellent job. Pinning because I just have to remember that great shade of red!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  17. I love the dresser, the color, the knobs, and the pulls. Ok...pretty much everything about this! what a great piece. I too, want to run my hand along the top drawer :)

    Happy Friday!


  18. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured this evening!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow evening for Make the Scene Monday #69!
    P.S. Pop back on Monday for a big surprise!

  19. Absolutely love the dresser, and the color. Beautiful finish.

  20. Love the color and love the dresser! Thanks so much for joining us at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  21. You find such beautiful pieces to makeover. LOVE that shade of red too. It's going in the PoPP Spotlight too.

  22. Redilicious! I love the color, the curves, the knobs...what's not to love? Nice job! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!


  23. Lisa - You are the Rockstar of furniture painting! Every time I see something new that you've done I am so amazed by your talent. Blessing, Patti

  24. The color is beautiful. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  25. Oh that turned out just spectacular!
    I love that red, so me, thanks for sharing!

  26. Awesome! Love the hardware--great choice with the clock face ones! Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  27. Lisa your dresser really does look ah-mazing! Featuring it tomorrow. Thanks so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME! Hugs, Clydia

  28. That's a great remodel. Good job! Did you spray the paint or brush it? It's hard to get reds to cover that well and smooth.


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