Tuesday, November 2, 2010

fun with red

I don't have a lot of 'before' pictures of this set, because I was really at a loss regarding what to do with it all.

Have you ever looked around and seen a bunch of totally unrelated & different pieces of furniture?  That was how I felt about this group.  But what unites pieces of furniture better than paint?

The bed started like this, and it was so cute in red that I couldn't resist giving it some friends.


Just a note about the color:  the red in the picture above is much more accurate than the red in the 'after' pictures.  Not sure why?!

When I paired this red chair with the brown & white geo-key fabric (same fabric I just used on my dining room chairs) I knew it was meant to be.  In my mind, I see this set going to a little boy's room.


 This table was something I bought at Goodwill ~ it was topless when I bought it for $2.99.  So I stained a piece of scrap wood & my sweet husband attached it to the table and added some trim to finish it.  The corners where you can see raw wood.... I promise you couldn't see this in real life!  But after seeing the pictures, I went back & sanded, then painted those corners again.

I love how it turned out, and it is such a testament to what paint can do!

Thanks for coming by!
Kathie

11 comments:

  1. Love the red! It would work so well in a little boy's room!

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  2. Red is a great color and I love how it looks on these pieces :)

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  3. I love all of that red! The bed is super cute!

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  4. The red is a little obnoxious in the pictures :) It is rustoleum's Heritage red, which they sell in a can and in a spray (which I was ever so thankful for on those spindles!) I promise in real life it is a great color!

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  5. The same red on all the pieces absolutely unifies this set! Looks Fabulous and that IS a great red!

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  6. Kathie! These turned out great. Red is so fun to work with and these just turned out glamorous!

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  7. Those look so good!

    It is hard to get red to show true in a photo~I don't know why, either. Sometimes it looks almost fluorescent. But the red in your third photo is gorgeous!

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  8. the bed is my fave! i love it- it would look so great with a vintage quilt and would be awesome in a guest room of a house on a lake!

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