Every month, a group of us DIY Furniture bloggers get together for Themed Furniture Makeover Day! I was sorry to miss last month’s day so I’m happy to be back participating this month for the Red, White, or Blue theme!
Many years ago I painted a sewing cabinet. It was actually one of the first posts on this blog! I used a homemade chalky style paint and I like it for a while. Then at some point, for some unknown reason, I decided to paint over it with white homemade chalky paint.
Then the poor cabinet was pretty much ignored for the next couple of years. Until now.
Although the color in the image above looks like a Coral, it is red. A true red. It’s called Rouge and it’s a chalky finish paint by DecoArt®.
I brushed on 3 coats of the chalky finish paint, lightly sanding between coats.
I just love this bright, happy red!
Here’s my favorite part: I painted the inside of the drawers with some leftover paint from this Mid Century Modern Record Cabinet. To be honest, I would not have painted the inside of these drawers if I didn’t have a Homeright Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer. It is so worth it to me get out the sprayer, fill the container with paint, spray the drawers in just a few minutes, and then clean up the sprayer. It doesn’t take long at all and it’s super easy to use.
The drawers are a very tight fit so I couldn’t paint the edges of the drawers or they would not slide easily.
I think I’m going to leave this sewing cabinet at the bottom of the staircase.
I filled the corner with all of my red, white, and blue patriotic decorations.
I love how it looks when coming down the stairs. I think I’ll leave this patriotic vignette up all summer!
Make sure to check out all of the other red, white, or blue furniture makeovers by my friends below:
Linking up here, at Wow Us Wednesday, and at Remodelaholic Anonymous.
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
That red is so much fun! I love the knobs and the touch of blue. I’m with you, it looks perfect right where you put it.
Beautiful red color. Love the touch of blue and the syling. Great makeover. Susie | The Chelsea Project
Lucy ~ Patina Paradise says
This piece looks great in red and especially with your collection of Americana!
Lindsay Eidahl says
I love the red color. It is hard to find a good red and this is a great one! I really like the pop of blue inside the drawer too!
Doreen @ Altered Artworks says
Love this makeover. Beautiful red. I have one of these sewing cabinets waiting…maybe it will be this weekend’s project.
The sewing cabinet looks great on your stairs with your other Americana decor. I love the color you used and how you added blue to the interior of the drawers. This piece will be great for storage.
Marie, The Interior Frugalista says
I’ve admired DecoArt Rouge in the jar but hadn’t bought any. Seeing how gorgeous the color is on your sewing cabinet, I will definitely be buying a jar or two. So pretty and the glass knobs are the jewelry on this piece. Love your patriotic vignette Jeanie, and I’m Canadian!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
I love your red cabinet. It turned out so pretty and the surprise blue drawer made it even cuter!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
I love that cherry red color! Your patriotic corner is lovely, Jeanie!
Karin Chudy (ART IS BEAUTY) says
Oh how I love that POP of blue in the drawers with that rich red color!
Christy@ Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Love this fun pop of red for this sweet cabinet! I just tried Americana Décor Chalky Finish Paint not too long ago and I love how it glided on. Have a great weekend! XO
Tami @ Curb Alert! says
Red is my favorite color, especially on furniture. It’s looks so good with your patriotic vignette. I’ll have to give that line of paint a try, it looks great.
Stacy @ Anastasia Vintage says
I just love these sewing cabinets, and I adore what you did with yours! It’s such a lovely statement piece now. And you’re right – having a paint sprayer makes painting the insides of drawers SO much easier!
Love the shape of this piece and that bright lovely red is fantastic!! It looks great with the Americana vignette.
Oliver Painter says
Just love the result. Really perfect for ladies out there! Great stuff. Thanks for that!