WHITE ON RED - distressed chest

A different look was achieved when I used white paint
over red on this vintage dresser.

The color it sported when we came across it was a rusty red. 

Carrie at the Passionate Home was showing me some of the sample boards
of chalk paint colors and waxes, and we discussed the different layered looks
of colors that could be used. That got me thinking.

I don't like struggling against the furniture I found
and up to this point wasn't 100% on the right direction for this rusty piece.

I have done red over black before very successfully
but what color could I do over red and be just as happy with?

I really enjoy how choosing old white worked with this piece.
The lightness of the white changes the color of the rust to a richer burgundy look.

I had a customer come to pick up another dresser and
when she saw this one almost bought it as well.

Some vintage heart shaped ring pulls painted in a two tone cream
and white to the drawers finished it off perfectly.

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  1. This is so cute!! Love the distressed look, it's so perfect! I'd like to use ASCP someday too ;)

  2. I love layers of paint. This looks great.

  3. So pretty! I love RED so this is perfect!!!

  4. I love the look of these layers, it turned out great! Your statement also really resonates with me -- "I don't like struggling against the furniture I found" -- I couldn't agree more!

    PS, I referenced your "just some primer" technique as inspiration on one of my projects -- it's still one of my faves on all of blogland!!

  5. i love the look of this one with the red peeking through- a nice fallish touch!

  6. Oooohhh, she's DELIGHTFUL...just LOVE that red peeking out!

  7. This is so beautiful! I love everything about it!

  8. Love this one... I like an idiot would have stripped the red never thinking to go over it the way you did. Beautiful and love those pulls too!