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

5 comments:

girls said...

This beautiful! I love the color! Great job! I am your newest follower! If you ever have a chance come check out mine!

-Peggy

Jessi said...

Love the color! I recently painted an old door a similar color: http://reddoorfurnitureco.blogspot.com/2012/08/red-door-signage.html

Cynthia said...

Just lovely! I should really paint something red, sometime!

Honey at 2805 said...

She is a real beauty! Love that Red!

suzyq said...

WOW - this is gorgeous - amazing details and the perfect color for this!
Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you drop in and follow back :)
Big hugs,
Suzan