Red Stripes :: Dresser Makeover

I'm excited to show off this fun before & after makeover project!  

We found this older dresser at a thrift store a month or so ago.  It's an older piece that most certainly had seen better days. 

Luckily we could see beyond its dirt, grime and out-of-date style.  
Here is the before picture:

We decided to paint it Old White and add two fun red stripes to give it a pop of color.  I distressed the entire thing which, if you ask me, adds some fun character.  As for the top, I left it unpainted, however, to make it look a bit more aged I sanded it down and painted a watery white wash mixture on top, wiping off the extras.  I love how the paint gets inside all of the groves and blemishes, really making it look worn.  I then topped her off with some dark wax, followed by some clear wax . . . and called it a day.  

I'm a sucker for all things white and red - so I really love how this turned out!

Linking up to:
Embracing Change
Primitive and Proper
Shades of Amber
Decorating Insanity
Miss Mustard Seed


  1. This turned out fantastic! I love the stripes!!

  2. I love the stripes too, and am wondering which brand of painters tape you use, I dont always have luck with mine. Thanks!

  3. This is gorgeous. I'm def. pinning. I love stripes and this is such a fun piece. You made it a million times better.

  4. I`m loving the stripes, so fresh, great job.

  5. Saw this at Embracing change. I am in the middle of a nautical room makeover and this would be perfection... well it already is perfection but it would really be perfection in my new room!