I don’t think there is any doubt that I am a blue & white lover through and through. That being said, I have a soft spot for red. Red is such a bold color that it’s hard to not give it a little attention. And, when there is a perfect red, like MMSMP Tricycle, how can I not use it?
This piece is a pretty ho-hum dresser. Sure, it has a little turn to the leg, but otherwise it has straight and simple lines. In order to make it stand out, I gave it a bold paint color.
I was also being practical. This piece was stained in that dreaded red stain that bleeds through and causes furniture painters everywhere frustration. So, knowing frustration was imminent if I tried to paint it a lighter color, I decided to work with it and paint it red. It’s okay if red stain bleeds through red paint, right?
Cari cleaned, sanded, prepped and painted two coats of paint on the piece and then I did the distressing and finishing. I just lightly hit the edges with a sanding sponge and finished it with two coats of Hemp Oil.
We left the paint a little shear, so you can barely see the grain of the wood, which looks really cool, and the finish is super smooth.
The knobs are from Hobby Lobby.
I upholstered two chairs yesterday and am going to take a break form that to do some painting. My mom’s coming over tonight to help me as well. We’re making the final push to Lucketts…