I grabbed this pine dresser sans a couple of knobs at my favorite Restore for $15. Other than cleaning well, painting with 3/4 cup of paint mixed with 2 tsp. of baking soda and a little water, antique oiling all the innards, this became quite an affordable clothes holder.
I wish you could see the richness of the wood tones. It virtually looks like weathered red barn wood.
I took pictures with light, without light, and still it needs to be seen in person.
The red I chose is called Allure, by Behr, mixed in a sample color.
Even the top turned out pretty fabulous for just being a gritty #2 or #3 pine board.
I didn't even pre-sand, just pretended it was Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and went ahead with my chip brush.
If I could afford to keep this, I would. Everyone knows red is my color. But, taxes......coming....up...
Final shot. Thanks PB for the inspiration and the free catalog. I hope you continue to do a good business so I have some comparisons to work from. [Or, as my Dad would say, "from which to work."]
[Poverty Barn is no longer available, but I will paint your furniture with this technique.]
Shout out to Bostoners and by extension, the world, this unsettling night. I see by the score your Sox are beating our Indians. It's good to feel happy about something, even the trivial right now. I honeymooned in Boston and thought the place and people beautiful. Yesterday's event immediately brought out the best in your citizens, and I am proud to share the planet with you! Patriots Day 2013 will forever be remembered. Go Red.