A few weeks ago I revealed Big Red – my first piece refinished with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Tricycle. And she was a hit. I could have sold her 3 times. The bold color makes the perfect statement in a room.
I had a request from a client to clone Big Red. Meet Curvy Red, Big’s little sister.
Unfortunately the lighting is not as good in these pictures but you can still get a sense of how fabulous and saturated this true red milk paint is.
Both dressers are oak, from the same era with old school wooden casters, key holes and brass hardware. Love all of those features. But Curvy Red is definitely sporting some, well, curves. Check out her top drawer.
Fun fact: I originally scooped up this dresser in hopes of converting it into a bathroom vanity. You know like insert a sink in the top and run the plumbing where the current drawers are. And then the drawers would become a facade or half drawer or something. Well it was too wide for the space so did not get converted into a vanity. Fortunately it was perfect for my client’s space. I’m still hunting for the perfect vanity piece for me…
And while we’re talking Big Red and Curvy Red, here is a red Cape May Souvenirs sign I painted last week. I just can’t get enough of the color. It must be the impending change of seasons!
Just slightly distressed.
By the way, did you catch a glimpse of that sailboat oil painting? I told you, they’re part of my newest collection & obsession. Must find more sea oil paintings for my gallery wall!
Ok let’s get down to biz…Are you local to the Philadelphia area? If so, you must attend Clover Market on Sunday! It is opening day of the fall season and the weather looks terrific. Allow ample time to stroll the aisles of 100 antiques, vintage, handmade, art & jewelry vendors. You won’t be disappointed. Come say hi! You’ll find Circa Dee in the middle of the main lot.
Linking to Funky Junk Interiors & Miss Mustard Seed
13 thoughts on “curvy red”
so pretty! i just painted a serpentine dresser… oh how i love a dresser with curves!
Thanks Cassie! Is that what this style dresser is called – serpentine? Never knew that. You are so knowledgeable! Btw I love your 2 sided desk. I’ve never seen one like that!
That is gorgeous, Dana! I’m on the lookout for something to paint Tricycle – I have it ready, just need the right canvas.
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I’m looking for something to paint red like this, something worthy…
Congratulation on the feature at MMS! Go Dana!
Thanks Deny! I’m honored.
congrats on being featured. I love curvy red and your cape may sign is gorgeous! I’m dying to make a sign…one day!
So, so pretty! Love the dresser and the color! Beautiful job! 🙂
Love the dresser and the color! Beautiful job! 🙂
I love the red, so bold & beautiful.
I love the red. It is such a classic bold color. It will never go out of style. I love your technique also.. Where did you get the blanket? I’ve got six kids running around the house right now so haven’t read the post yet!
Martha – so sorry for my delay on getting back to you! The blanket is a reproduction swiss army blanket. The real deal is very hard to find. I sell these in my shop for $52. They are a nice heavy wool, about a twin size. They make a great throw. If you’re interested in buying one, I can ship it.