Blue & White Striped Dresser

Happy Wednesday to you!  For your viewing pleasure I present to you a dresser makeover.

When I picked up this dresser, the seller repeatedly described the poor thing as “primitive”.  I don’t really know what he meant by that.  Like it only wore a loin cloth and hunted prey with a spear?  Anyway, it was a basic brown wood dresser that could use a little work.  See for yourself.

My favorite part of picking up a new piece (I mean besides hearing TB say “I pick things up and put them down”) is trying to figure out what I am going to do with it when I get it home.  What color should it be?  What details can I add or do I need to leave it alone and let the piece speak for itself?  My mind starts to race with the possibilities.

Inspiration can be almost anywhere and here mine came from a classic shirt that I am seeing a lot of lately. The Breton blue and white shirts that scream ‘”french!” and “nautical!” are all over the spring fashion mags.  So why couldn’t that same idea apply to furniture?

Well, it can!   Using eco-friendly Safecoat paints in cobalt blue & white and a clear coat of Polywhey for durability, those classic stripes have been recreated.   I reused the vintage wood knobs by painting them white.

Here it is in all its striped glory.  Check it out in the Kelly Sherman Design shop to see more photos.

This one makes me think of summer!


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  1. Mary

    Hi, I just posted your dresser from Debbie’s Linky party! I’ve pinned your dresser and have subscribed to your blog!

    I really enjoy painting furniture!

    1. The Ridiculous Redhead (Post author)

      Thanks so much Mary! I love painting furniture!

  2. Beth

    Beautiful job!


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