August 29, 2012

Red Empire Dresser

Hi, my name is Helen, and I am addicted to empire dressers!

This is the third empire dresser that I've purchased and probably not my last. I love the shape, the curved legs, the overall chunkiness (is that a word)...I love it all!

I used Red Gumball by Olympic and mixed in some baking soda to make chalk paint. I added brown glaze because I had it on hand and to tone down the red.
After I sanded and distressed, I rubbed Kona black stain to create a deeper red and a glazed look.

After I added the black stain glaze, I sealed it with two coats of rub-on poly.
I very lightly distressed the edges but the black stain hides some of the distressing.
I used black knobs from Hobby Lobby.
I love this dresser.
How about you, do you love it?
Linking up to:
 Miss Mustard Seed