Thursday, August 16, 2012

Finally Primer Red!

A couple of week's ago I finally joined the band wagon & tried Primer Red. I had to see for myself what all the hoopla was about. I have been a little skeptical about red because in my experience it's a hard sell.  I have attempted red in the past, I did a "Swiss" dresser, here, after trying to sell it in three different places I ended up keeping it for our game room (not that it's a bad thing). I'm just saying not everyone likes red. Here's a sneak peek at my two Primer Red projects:



The first picture is of the mirror that goes to an awesome Empire style dresser. I can't believe it, I do not have a before picture of this project. I am so mad at myself, I have had this piece in my garage for almost a year now. On to the after pictures:


Anyway, I like this red much better then the Swiss red.



After two coats of Primer Red, sanding/distressing I was ready for graphics. I found just what I needed from The Graphics FairyI added a cute little stencil, gave it two coats of clear wax, & some new knobs from Hobby Lobby.


I'm not sure if you can tell, but I used the stencil in an all over pattern on the mirror. They look really cool when they are close together.

Now onto the second project: Here is the before.



This little cabinet needed some TLC. The doors were impossible to open & it was missing a back which made it very rickety. After an afternoon of sanding, greasing & attaching a back, this little cabinet was ready for paint. We decided to stain the top, not really my territory, but I was willing to give it a try. We just sanded the top instead of stripping it, so when it was stained we got a lot of different color tones in the wood.


I kind of liked it! It gave it a rustic look. I added a graphic, painted the body with two coats of paint, a coat of clear & a coat of dark waxes. I love how rich the color turns when you add the dark wax.


Sold

This is such a nice sized little cabinet, perfect for an entry room or bathroom, even an end table. My husband kept calling it the "Mini bar for the man cave."
I like Primer Red & will be using it again in the future I'm sure. Have you tried a new color lately?

If you are interested in either of these pieces,they are both available at Sassy Fabrics (V Trading) in Grand Blanc , MI. If you live in my area & you have an old piece of furniture that you would like to have painted, just shoot me an email & I'll get back to you. Thanks for visiting & have a great day! Dee






5 comments:

  1. Came over from Rustic Restoration. I love to use red on pieces, but you are right - sometimes they just sit without a customer. Let me be dumb for a moment. Is primer red really a primer or just the name of the color? My favorite is the last piece with the stained top in contrast with the red body.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  2. They look great! It looks almost burgundy from the pics. Is that what it looks like in person? I think they will sell. Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend.

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  3. that little cabinet is my favorite! love the legs on it!

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  4. i think both pieces look great! And I love playing with new colors!

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  5. I have just downloaded iStripper, and now I enjoy having the best virtual strippers on my taskbar.

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