11.11.2011

The Josephine Dresser - Custom Refinish Before & After

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Do you see a red trend here? Seems that we have been doing quite of bit of it recently! This particular piece is for my parent's ranch house and my mom loves red furniture. It took a few different reds to match it perfectly. Red can be a hard match. Some of my favorites on this piece is the little oval mirror on the sweet back splash and the twisty front legs that are hand carved. How do we know this is how they were made? If you look closely you will see the right one is just a bit bigger than the left. I adore the sweet original flower embellishments on each door. I think they tie in perfectly with the original floral hardware. I cannot wait to see this in its home next summer when my parents complete their bunk house next to the ranch house. We are heading up that way for the Thanksgiving holiday and the barn has been completed and I cannot wait to see it.

Happy weekend friends!

33 comments:

Robyn Rasmussen said...

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-Robyn

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you seriously do red so well my friend! it looks amazing!

Katie said...

Love the color and the beautiful details!

Traci said...

I love this red! I have a buffet I may now paint red. Thanks for the inspiration.
Traci

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Oh so pretty! Do you have a sprayer to paint those legs? Seems like it'd be really hard with a brush.

too Blessed to Stress said...

OH. My. Goodness. That is so lovely!!! I'm sure she will love it.

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is a gorgeous piece! That mirror really does make it extra special.

Under the Willow said...

Beautiful recreation- LOVE red- I think it's one of the best colors to pop decorating in a home!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

So lovely! The little embellishment is so cute :)

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

The red is amazing and the knobs are to die for!

Lesley said...

Love this red color...Would you share the shade and what paint you used?? It's such a great middle ground red.

andrea said...

Such a nice clean presentation! Your red looks fab. andrea@townandprairie

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I love it...and those handles are awesome!n Have a fun Thanksgiving!

Shaunna said...

looks AWESOME, Melanie!!! I looovvee this one!!
:-)
shaunna

The Midwest Cottage said...

Love the red. The finish is amazing.

Allison said...

Really beautiful, Melanie. I love all of the unique detail and character of this piece. That is a great red. Hope you're enjoying the weekend.

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

I love red! What a bold piece, but not so bold it's overbearing. It's just perfect :)

Kim
www.todayismysome-day.blogspot.com

Janel@hatingmartha said...

This is just beautiful! The red is stunning and those legs...sigh!

Sally said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the color!!

ReMadeSimple Kristina said...

Gorgeous Job! I always love great before and after pics-love the color too :)

Reenie said...

Love it.

Ruth said...

This piece is gorgeous and I love the red!!!
Ruth

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Found you at Tuesday's Treasures. What a beautiful dresser ... and I love that it's wearing red!

Geneva said...

I loved seeing your before and after pictures... oh my! You did a wonderful job, and the red is stunning. Now it's lovely details just shine! You did a great job, and I'm sure this little dresser will be very happy in it's new home.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Love, love, love! The red is fabulous!

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

Love the red. You were featured today. Come by and grab a button.

Patti said...

Just beautiful...love the color!

Casandra said...

Beautiful work! Thanks for posting

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

Beautiful restoration!

lulumusing said...

Now this is what I call a transformation, but what a great piece to work with. Red is good!

Shelia said...

It's beautiful! I love the red!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Love this all dressed in red. Red makes me nervous but you have inspired me to give it a shot. Everything you do is amazing.

Between Blue and Yellow said...

LOVE IT!! What a great choice of color, well done Mel!

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