It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! In case you missed it, last month’s furniture makeover theme was “words/letters”. My feed sack chair was a fun and funky project that still has me on the hunt for more feed sacks. It’s a must see, trust me. This month’s theme is “RED” – oh yeah. Time for a farmhouse dresser makeover. Yay!
I like red, especially this time of year. Before I even knew the theme for this month, I had already envisioned my piece as red, so it was an easy decision on which one to make over.
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Christy Little Our Southern Home says
It turned out beautifully! Thanks for the wet towel idea….I’ve never heard of it!! ~Christy
It is a beautiful piece! Love the shape of it and thered is perfect! Love it!
I love that you left the drawers wood. it looks perfect with the green and red!
Marie Blackburn says
Wow Larissa you put a lot of TLC in this dresser. Love the toned down red. Thanks for the we towel tip – pinning that idea for future reference! Loving the red theme this month 🙂
Lol Your write up made me smile – funny read with my morning coffee. Love what you did with the dresser – warm and charming!
Farm Fresh Vintage Finds says
Larissa this is absolutely perfect! I LURVE it!
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
Such a beautiful piece! You really brought it to it’s full potential! You’re a talented lady, for sure!
Whimzy Thyme says
Fantastic! Just in time for Christmas. Great job.
Karin Chudy says
Just beautiful Larissa,
I love it when these pieces can be saved and made gorgeous again!
Jeanette Chaney says
You did an amazing job on this poor dresser Larissa! Stunning!
Breanna Bertolini says
This piece makes me really happy! I love the warm tones of it and the subtlety of the red. Just gorgeous!
Wendi Wachtel says
Larissa…You’re dresser is gorgeous! LOVE the makeover and thanks for sharing how to get rid of veneer. Tha’ts the first time I’ve heard of that method! I love the nails in the drawers too:)
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I had no idea that damp towels will help to remove veneer. Thanks for that great tip. This dresser looks so pretty and I’ll bet that it sells quickly. I like the natural wood drawers combined with the painted top and frame.
Christy James says
SO beautiful, Larissa! I like that you kept the beautiful wood on the parts that were in good shape, and thanks for the tip on removing veneer!
I love this piece and the red is my fave color too, Larissa. What paint brand and color did you use? I have a piece I want to try to on. I never try the dark wax over paint before, do you have to add clear first than the dark? Great piece!
Artsy Chicks Rule says
That is gorgeous Larissa!!! I love the “touch” of red!! Perfect! 🙂
Melanie, LostandFoundDecor.com says
First time visitor to your blog, beautiful work! The dresser is adorable and your photo staging is lovely as well 🙂
lauren @ West Furniture Revival says
LOVE THE RED! I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT , IF THAT WOULD BE OK PLEASE LET ME KNOW,
Adina Johnson says
This is one of my favorites! I love red as an accent color, especially during the holidays. Great choice, oh and the two tone is another favorite.
That’s awesome to hear, Adina. Thank you! Yes, the multi-color style is one of my faves too. 😉
awesome I love to work with wood, I use stains most the time it brings out its naturalness. I wonder how a light stain in mahogany would have looked instead of paint! Just another thought. Merry Christmas 2017
If the dresser hadn’t had to have the sides removed, stain would be an option, like I mentioned. I love paint and stain anyway. 🙂