6.29.2012

Seeing Red

A few weeks ago I shared one of the guest rooms that has a vintage nautical theme to it. I mentioned that I was not loving the weathered look of the armoire that I painted last year.

It was fine for a time, but it just wasn't quite the look I wanted anymore.

Many of y'all had mentioned maybe painting it red. To tell you the truth I had been leaning towards that all along. I just love painted red furniture. So I ordered some Annie Sloan chalk paint from my sponsor.


I chose Emperor's Silk. I placed my vintage suitcases that I recently found on top. I am wondering if maybe I should paint the bottom one white and age it or just leave it?

I decided to just let the old color stay in the detailed edges.

It only took one coat of the red which has never happened with regular latex paint in red.

Of course if I wanted a perfect finish it would have taken two coats, but I love some of the old finish pulling through this coat.



I didn't do any distressing and only applied clear wax.

Other changes are taking place in here, too. You may notice one of them. I have another big paint project in here and then it will be finished.......again. wink

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111 comments:

  1. It looks great, Kim, and I like the other colour peeking through. The peek of the check curtains looks great, probably a really good choice with the new red armoire. Looking forward to seeing more.

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  2. It looks fabulous in the red! I just love it :)

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  3. Love the red color, and the bit of other color in the details.

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  4. Kim, I love this project. Good call not to distress this! Works perfectly with your decor. Please come over and join TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS! What a great addition this would be!

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  5. Sometimes it's good just to have a solid color and the armoire looks really beautiful with that red on it.

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  6. Love this red, Kim. I'll bet it looks great when you take in the whole room, what with your touches of red in other areas.

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  7. Kim,
    WOW that red looks gorgeous on that piece.Love how you painted the detail too!
    (((Hugs)))
    Anne

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  8. I have never painted a pc of furniture RED - I don't know why - scared?
    You make me want to try it - this is really really beautiful!
    hugs,
    Suzan

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  9. The red is wonderful Kim. I love that you left some of the other color in the crevices. Looks beautiful in your guest room!

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  10. What a beautiful job you did on this one!!!
    Perfect color for your room!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

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  11. Oh Kim oh my gosh does that ever look AWESOME!!!!

    What a wonderful transformation, sooooo much better now, well done!!!

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  12. Love,love,love this. It looks so good in this room. I think the red check curtains will look better than the solid red. Have a great week end and Happy 4th. Sheila

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  13. The red is fabulous...It looks so much better. I'm a color person...it just looks so much more alive now...and the left over details...look good...Have a lovely afternoon...with love Janice

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  14. I love that. It's very inspiring.

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  15. It looks GREAT Kim! I love the red. Can't wait to see what else you're painting. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and stay cool, Gail

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  16. Quite the statement piece now, Kim. Very bold. Love it.

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  17. The new red looks so great and I love that you didn't do any distressing. It's so perfect. Hope you enjoy it.

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  18. Forgot to add, I like your idea of painting the bottom suitcase. I know you'll know exactly what it needs.

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  19. Looks great Kim. Wow! What a pop of colour. Mind you I love red if you didn't already know.

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  20. I like the mostly solid red.

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  21. Love it in red! I would leave the suitcase just as it is....

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  22. I love this in red! And I like the bits of the old color showing through too. I like the suitcases the way they are, for contrast. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. This looks fabulous! I can't believe we weren't able to start carrying that paint! I wish they would reconsider! I know we would sell tons of it! I love what you did with the armoire!

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  24. Hooray for red Kim! It looks cheerful and perfect. :)

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  25. I love red and i like the armoire much better in red! You aren't painting the leather chair? Or what are you going to paint next?

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  26. That is so beautiful. I love that color. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Oh I just love that red! The armoire really stands out, now. And I love the pillow with the black dog!

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  28. I really like the red and the knobs are just perfect for the space.

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  29. I really like the red and the knobs are just perfect for the space.

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  30. I really like the red and the knobs are just perfect for the space.

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  31. Kim: Love that you chose red and with the old finish popping through it's a perfect seaworthy piece. I love that black dog pillow too..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  32. Kim, your armoire looks fantastic painted red. Love it! I was on Pinterest looking up the color we painted our family room, foyer, etc. and your sunroom came up. LOL...you have no idea how long it took me to choose that color!

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  33. Love the look! Red is so much fun!!
    Also love how you left some of the white. Great touch, Kim!!
    Have a delightful evening!
    Becky

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  34. Is this that old "I Spy" game, because I spy buffalo check drapes! The armoire looks beautiful all dressed in the red.
    CAS

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  35. Oh my!...the room looks so fantastic with the bold and beautiful red!...You certainly made the right decision on the color and i love that you chose not to distress it...It is awesome...You have now peeked my curiosity and can't wait to see what else you will be doing in that room...! And I really love the hardware on the armoire!

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  36. Love, love, love it red!!! What a great choice!

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  37. Hi Kimmie! Oh, I love your new paint color on your armoire! It just looks like it should have been red all along! Man, you're one painting gal! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  38. Kim, that looks fantastic and it is perfect with the nautical theme!

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  39. That looks so good in the red now! It really stands out now. I DO see a peek of what you added in there. Love that too! Your vintage suitcases are perfect above that chest in there. Great idea!

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  40. Kim,
    Thank you for bringing red back! It looks fab and love that framed bathing suit! Too cute.

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  41. OMG Kim! Seeing this just made me order a can and I always order off of your site:) LOVE IT!!

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  42. The red looks gorgeous.....just perfect! Can't wait to see what else you are working on ;o) You are always full of surprises!!!
    ~Des

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  43. I love the red! I think it suits the room better! I hope that Mr Savvy doen't get down in his back again or he may find himself painted when he gets back up! You are the paintingest woman I have ver seen! But, all of your projects turn out great!

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  44. Kim, I love the color of red for armoire in your room! Your pillow is also adorable, is it from LL Bean?

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  45. The red is perfect! I have a can of primer red here waiting for a few projects (when I get that all elusive 'time to do it')

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  46. Kim-The red looks just like it has been there forever. Looks great. I like the suitcases the way they are..

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  47. It is gorgeous! I love the red color. Beautiful!

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  48. I like it better red, especially in that room. It looks richer. Beautiful job!

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  49. Beautiful makeover, Kim! I really like it so much better in red! Good call!

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  50. Oh my gosh. I adore this! Talk about a statement piece. Also...thank you for adding my new button. Your sponsor spot looks so nice. I'm pretty sure I'm not updating on your blog roll. I'm clear at the bottom. :o) Probably the whole WordPress mess. Hopefully it will resolve itself soon.

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  51. I really love this color! So pretty...

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  52. I love red furniture, too. Classic. I especially love what you did with the rope painting on the piece. Super.

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  53. Kim, perfect choice. It looks so vibrant and just comes alive now. We were just introduced to those paints a few weeks ago, as there aren't any dealers in our area. I love their product after seeing it first hand. What's next to paint red? - Tonya

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  54. TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT LOOKS AND THEY BOTH LOOK BEAUTIFUL!

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  55. I love the red! I remember when we first talked about it and you said you were painting it red! It turned out amazing.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  56. Sooooo much better!!! And I was just thinking about those red check drapes you have and how nice they would look in here.....and then I see them peeking in the corner!!! What fun.....

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  57. I love the red, Kim. Great job on it- It just gives the room a real "pop" of personality~

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  58. The red is perfect, Kim! The armoire is beautifully transformed...

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  59. OMG! Red...armoire...ASCP...nautical...all in the same post. That red cabinet is too die for. And those knobs are just too wonderful!

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  60. That cupboard wanted to be painted red! I love it.

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  61. It looks amazing...you always find the right solution! I love your work!

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  62. I noticed the checkered curtains.... am I right?

    ~ Lisa ~

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  63. Oh, I do love the red! I think I would have glass cut to fit over the oval panels and spray the back side with mirror spray paint for an aged mirror look. But I'm sure you've got plenty of ideas churning in your brain!

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  64. Yeah what everyone else said, I like the red. My vote on the suitcases is to leave them. I love the authentic look just how they are.

    ~Bliss~

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  65. Love the armoire. It is gorgeous. Noticed the Buffalo check curtains too. I have been looking for this fabric for awhile. No luck. Would you share where you found the curtains or fabric? Thanks so much for all you do. You are very inspiring.

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  66. The curtains are from countrycurtains.com. I have had them several years, but they still carry them. They are not lined, but they will line them for you for extra.

    thanks

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  67. I love it, Kim! Red was the way to go!

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  68. Kim,

    I just love this armoire in red. What a great bold statement. Great move.

    Love the suitcases.

    Cynthia

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  69. Love it, Kim...I'm a little prone to red myself! Love the new window treatment with the armoire, too! Looks great together!

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  70. Love it, Kim...I'm a little prone to red myself! Love the new window treatment with the armoire, too! Looks great together!

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  71. I like it much better in it's red dress. I also like it better not distressed.
    Lovin' those checked curtains in there. :)

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  72. Love the red. This is such a statement piece now.

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  73. WOW! It looks great. I c ant wait to see your new curtains!!

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  74. Wow oh Wow! I love this Kim. You did such a good job. It totally changes the whole room and gives it such pizazz! I love it so much. I"m a red girl. I think red or touches of red can make a whole room look happy! YOu did just that. Great job.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  75. LOVE IT RED!!! Perfect!! And those buffalo checked curtains in the background?? LOVE THOSE! Where did you find them??

    Lou Cinda

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  76. I think it is absolutely perfect. I love it!!!

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  77. Hi Kim, I'm always about the 219th person to say "great job"! I've used this color and love it. Nice change, for sure! Glad to see you haven't been just lounging around!

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  78. I LOVE it! What a beautiful representation of the color. The supplier you use should feature this when someone asks about this red. Truely beautiful. I also like that you only used the clear wax.

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  79. Isn't it funny how quickly our taste can change? Thank goodness it isn't anything a coat or two of paint can't fix :) I'm loving the red.

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  80. Oh my, I love the new color. I vote for keeping the bottom suitcase as is :)

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  81. Red is definitely a great color for the armoire in this room! What a difference it makes!

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  82. Stopping by from Miss Mustard Seeds today.
    I must say you did a fabulous upcycle of the armoire. The red paint color makes a huge impact.
    You're truly talented!

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  83. Well red is my favorite and I really like how this turned out. I would leave the suitcases as they are - or paint them both the same color.

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  84. Yousa, this "Lady in red" is fabulousa!! Love that Emperor's Silk.

    I recently completed a red and green vintage dressing table and am currently painting a side chair in all red/dark wax and a small bookcase in tri-tone (white/gray/red) and the back and the two shelves are Emperor's Silk.

    I'm on a red bend too!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna
    http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com

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  85. Looks much, much better! A bit of red always looks great with a nautical theme.

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  86. oh my gosh that looks amazing, wow, what a transformation, its truly stunning, I love it, I have the urge now to go out and get me some of that paint,ha ha, and I know just what I'll do with it!!!!

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  87. OMG! You truly are the painting queen! Your armoire is just beautiful in red.And I can't wait to see the entire room with those buffalo check window treatments!

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  88. This is truly a stunner now. The red is very dramatic...red carpet, yet primitive, too.

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  89. LOVE it Kim!! I'm a sucker for red and this looks beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  90. Gorgeous red armoire, buffalo check curtains. HUGE success!! Love the change!!

    xo-Lisa

    p.s. I like that you chose not to distress it. I think it's perfect, and that hardware is adorable! :-)

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  91. Kim, I think the red is my favorite color of this paint. Great job on the armoire and I love the cute hooked pillow and the buffalo check curtains.

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  92. I love what you did to the armoire. Love the red! I love the room. I vote to leave the suitcase the way it is.

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  93. Kim,

    It really looks fabulous in ASCP red ...

    ... but I have to say I was completely distracted by that last beautiful photo with the needlepoint dog in a boat pillow! I think I'm in pillow love!

    :)

    Linda

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  94. That is beautiful..love the punch of color.
    Love the suitcases....

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  95. I absolutely adore all things red and this really is a statement piece Kim!! One coat - I'm sold on that paint!
    Kelly

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  96. Visiting from MMS. What a difference a coat of paint makes! I love the old finish peeking through too.

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  97. The red is just perfect! Love it :) Thanks for sharing.

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  98. Love the armoire. I like the smooth look without the distressing. Do I see a Bradington Young recliner in the corner?
    have a great fourth, Ginger

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  99. Love the red, was thinking about doing something similar in the ASCP Barcelona Orange. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  100. oohhh I LOVE that armoire painted red!!! Just beautiful. I have that same red in my cabinet, but can't decide what I should paint with it LOL
    I bet those check curtains look great in that room!

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  101. Love that ASCP Emperor's Silk - I've been trying to decide if I should buy it and you have just made up my mind for me. Thanks!

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  102. Your armoire is beautiful. You did such a great job! Since it's chalk paint can you write a sweet little message on it? Such as "Make Yourself At Home!" or "Welcome To Our Home!" These are just suggestions that I would do & I didn't know if you had thought of that or not. But again Great Job!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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