Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Loving Me Some Red

Red has always been my favorite color for everything. I am an Aries so maybe that is why I love it so much. I had never tried it on a piece of furniture though, as we all know it is so hard to cover anything with red paint. I have been seeing so many beautiful pieces all over Pinterest so I just couldn't hold out any longer. I was given a great buffet from a family member who moved and I thought it would be the perfect piece to recreate with red. A buffet can be a statement piece in any room, but when painted red it will really stand out.
The final project landed in the front window display in Serendipity for a few weeks before it was purchased by a woman who is rebuilding her home after the terrible flooding in Owego, NY in September 2011. She fell in love with it from what I understand and had to have it. It is nice to know it will be going with someone who will love and appreciate it. Now all I have are the picture to remember it by...
I used a dry brush technique all over the piece with the exception of the appliques on the front doors and the top, which I left the natural color that I received it in.
It had some beautiful details on the legs.
All the hardware was original.
Some pieces I find really hard to part with and this was one of them...oh well, on to the next one!

reuse. repurpose. reinvent