Engine Red Playroom Dresser

My kids (mostly my oldest) are always horrified when I begin to paint a piece of furniture, then love it and are sad when I sell it.  Go figure! So although I wasn't planning on keeping this one, through a couple mishaps and change of plans, it ended up being a keeper and going directly to the playroom. I'm calling him -

Irish meaning "little fiery one"

It's actually going to have a little tv on top for movies in the playroom,
but I had to stage it with a few of my favorite kiddy things! :-)

The kids LOVE it!

It was originally going to be ASCP Old White, distressed and the whole works,
but then Bubba did this

You can see I was just getting around to distressing -
not far from being done. Grrrrrrr........still love the boy. :-)

Soooo, I was going to try and go gray, didn't love it.
It pretty much became primed and I used spray paint in
Colonial Red Satin with a semi-gloss polycrylic brushed on to seal it.

Ta-da! A fire engine red dresser perfect for play room fun. :-)

What do you think? A good after???
As long as they love it -
(yeah! we get to keep it! thank you! thank you! thank you!)
I'm happy. :-)

I got to meet with a friend today to brainstorm house design ideas-
my brain is going crazy and I CAN'T WAIT to get started on some concept boards!
We're talking an entire house here people. :-)

And yes, my friend - although my brain is about to pop with all these ideas,
you are doing me a wonderful favor.
I am SO excited!




Emily said...

I LOVE how this turned out. Bold red is perfect! :D

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

A Fabulous after! I love the bold red - and it looks so glossy and crisp, too.

First time on your blog and I love it!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love the red, anneke! so fun and the hardware is perfect, too!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Sometimes you have to go BOLD!! The dresser looks great and the staging is nice also!!

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh, it's WONDERFUL...so SAUCY!!

Molly said...

Oh yes that is lovely! I am a huge fan of red-in fact I have a piece that looks very similar to yours! http://toileinthefamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/b-is-for-bargain-buffet.html

I'll warn you, you may have the urge to paint more things that wonderful color! You did a fantastic job. I think I like it better that way-but don't tell your little "spoiler" or he might be tempted to ruin other projects!

Hyphen Interiors said...

So pretty! I love the color. You should link up at Miss Mustard Seed today and well, every week...

srobineveryday said...

The RED dresser is daring and bold and I love it! Isn't it fun when a mishap can actually be a good thing? Good luck with your house plans.

Pamma said...

Love it! That red is awesome and it was meant to be.

michele said...

love it.

found you via SSS. hope you can stop over where i am having a giveaway:



Tammy @ Type A said...

you've been featured!!! http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/10/anything-goes-38-highlights-from-37.html

Bonnie ~ a wee Meenit said...

congrats on you dresser, I love it so much more than the old white!! It has some real charm to it now! I too have budding artists that I have to keep an eye on lest they put there own stamp on my furniture!!
Visiting via Type A, I am a fellow feature there today and YOUR newest follower!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love that bold color. I've been checking out some of you other projects. New follower. I'll be back.

Stacey said...

I love this dresser!
Stacey :)