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Dresser painted and distressed with wax candle

My next painting project took a few weeks to finish – I simply could not decide what to do with the drawers!  Last year I purchased a three drawer dresser, very heavy but functional.   I painted a similar one last year in brown with green distressed drawers.  Here is a picture AFTER stripping several layers of stain…yuk!

wood dresser


As you can see this dresser is made to last!  But…I did have some issues with the drawers and after I put some new stain it just did not look right to me.    Maybe this look is fine for some, but I just liked a different look.

wood drawers


Well, I still had some sample paints from Sherwin Williams…

paint samples


I choose Wild Current for this dresser and I never looked back!  At first I painted the entire dresser Red and then it just sat there..for weeks.  You know, let me tell you another story:  I truly love my bright paint colors but I have to admit I also enjoy colors that fool the eye.  By coincidence I picked up a copy of BH&G and in an article about “color in the home” a designer stated that she “loved” the mystery of some colors.  let me tell you about “Hush” from Benjamin Moore.  I actually purchased a can at the Restore thinking it was just another can of beige, well, when I opened the can and started painting it actually fools the eye!  At first you will see a pale beige and all of a sudden you see green..unbelievable!  I love the mystery of this color and I knew it would go great with my “wild current”  red.  To make a long story short:  I candle waxed the drawers and gave them two coats of Hush by Benjamin Moore.  After it dried for about 2 days I used a very fine grit sand paper and lightly sanded the corners.  This color is almost impossible to capture, but you just have to believe me: it is gorgeous!


red dresser



dresser drawer


Do you spot a hint of green?

red dresser


red dresser

I finished the dresser by giving it two coats of wipe-on polyurethane.  The lovely porcelain knobs were purchased at eBay.

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  1. It turned out so beautiful! Those knobs are just precious. They put it over the top. Great work!

  2. Thank you so much Karen, I value your feedback!

  3. Great job! That wax candle was a marvelous idea… 🙂 It looks like a wonderful color…

    hugs x

    • Thanks Crystelle, I am so happy you like it! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

  4. So pretty! I would love to have you join me on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!

  5. I believe you – she’s a beauty!

  6. Thanks Sharon for your positive feedback!

  7. wow! I love that wild current color you went with. It turned out beautifully! The ReStore has such fun finds although I’ve never bought paint there. I’ll have to take a look next time I go.

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