Antique Dresser Makeover: From Drab to Fab – Meet Red Hot Rhetta!

If you follow me on Facebook, may have seen the
inspiration picture I had posted the other day:
Isn’t she a cutie?
I adored the red and vowed to do something like it.
Then I came upon this:
That’ll do just fine.
I spent this weekend busy as a beaver.
I finished this cutie up and I have to tell you,
I love her.
She is both stunning and classy.
Oh yeah.
And of course, sassy.
Quite the gal.
Red Hot Rhetta!
I just have to put her casters back on
and she is set to go!
I even rediscovered my love for
Annie Sloan’s Dark
Wax today. 
That wax is the bomb.
It was a good day.
Click HERE to see more about how
she was created!
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  1. LOVE IT!!

  2. I never would have thought of painting it red, but now I would…it’s beautiful!

  3. That is so pretty. I too wouldn’t have thought to go red, but now that you have done it, I wouldn’t change a thing!

  4. So bold and so right!

  5. It is gorgeous Stacey! You did an awesome job. I am loving the red.

  6. love the dresser! It turned out beautiful and love the way you have it staged!

  7. very lovely. thanks for share it.

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  8. oh I have envy…

  9. That turned out awesome!

  10. LOVE her! She looks great! And (blushing) thank you. 🙂

  11. Very fun dresser. Lovely.

  12. Red is one of my favorite colors! Looks amazing!

  13. Oh my this is gorgeous!

  14. Hi Stacey:
    Nice job on the red. It’s my favorite color and even though I promised not to use it for my next few pieces, red seems to be making its way into everything I create. Thanks for sharing your project. I love your blog and enjoy participating in your link up parties!

  15. i always love red furniture! SO fun!

  16. I LOVE that red!!! gorgeous & that shutter is divine.

    sigh… want!

  17. so cute! where does everyone find these adorable antique dressers?! I’ve been looking for 2, one for each of my kids, and am finding nothing!

  18. She is gorgeous!!!!

  19. Definitely two thumbs up!! I’m a red-lover, too, but have no red on large pieces yet, except the piece of wall where we tried out a red that didn’t work, LOL. But we do have a nicer shade for walls for another room, so it’ll come.

  20. Visiting from Between Naps on the Porch… love the red dresser! I did a red dresser for my baby’s room and it’s a perfect pop of color.

  21. Rhetta is indeed hot! She looks fabulous. I just helped my sister-in-law paint a chest red. We used the AS dark wax on her, too. Love, love, love, red painted furniture!

  22. Rhetta looks fabulous! I love the red – it’s so fun! I need to have more fun with colour on my furniture!

  23. Stacey, she’s beautiful! Fabulous! I love red on furniture!
    One Chatty Chic
    PS You’re invited to link her up at my place tomorrow for Wild Wednesday!

  24. I’m too afraid to even attempt it but oh its a gorgeous piece and the color is perfect!

  25. Love it!! I love the red Stacey! The glaze looks awesome on it! You did such a great job!

  26. Amazing transformation! I love that red color.

  27. Seriously smoking hot! Love it =)

  28. How pretty Stacey. I’m normally a pastel girl, but I am redecorating the guest room in cream with red accents. This piece would be perfect in there. There’s no room for more furniture, but if I had any other accessories to paint, I may borrow this idea too. Thanks for sharing at my party this week.

  29. That red is great! Sassy, fun, but not over-bearing. Would love to make one for my house. Great job!

  30. WOW!!! This is just stunning!!!!

  31. LOVE the red! Both dressers are a-mazing 🙂 Newest follower. Happy Wednesday to you!


  32. This looks amazing! How did you get this finish?? I am your newest follower! Please stop by for a visit sometime!

  33. That dresser is GORGEOUS! Would love for you to share it with our readers at at our second (EVER) linky party (Tips & Tricks)…

    So stinkin’ cute!


  34. The red is so stunning and I love the picture with the red wreath above the dresser. Thanks for linking up this week on Share the Love Wednesday!

  35. Hi Stacey,
    Your red hot chest of drawers is really gorgeous! I love what you did to it!

  36. I LOVE the red! Seriously, it is just perfect! Would you consider sharing it over at my party?

  37. Um…I’ll send you my address and you can just drive her over to my house. I’ll find her a good home. That is awesome! Seriously kicking job girl! Thanks for linking this up at the Stinky Linky…it was an honor to get to see it!

  38. Beautiful! I would love to have it in my house!

  39. Beautiful! Well done.

  40. That is absolutely beautiful! The color is stunning!

  41. It’s hard to do red but this shade is perfect! Love the glazing, great job!

  42. This looks amazing. I love the red 🙂

  43. Oh I LOVE it! Loving the red! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Great job on this piece! It would work so well in so many places.

  45. I LOVE this! What a great shade of red!

  46. Love this dresser, where were you when I was putting together my French country mood board with a butter and rust color scheme? You should stop by and check it out when you have a chance! Cheers, Mgal

  47. Oh wow! I love the red. I’ve been considering it for a piece in our home too ever since I glazed over red “READ” letters in our living room. This is such an inspiration! 😉

  48. Even better than your inspiration piece! I LOVE red and that dresser it fabulous!

  49. She is definitely hot! Love it.

  50. I love red – it looks great!!

  51. LOVE it!! I’m featuring you tonight for my weekly round up!!

  52. STUNNING! I can’t believe no one asked this question (or I was so busy drooling over the pictures that I missed the answer) ….but what color/brand is this magnificent red?

  53. Red hot is right! Love it.

  54. Hello !

    Did you use Annie Sloan Emperor Silk and dark wax??


    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

  55. Smokin’ hot! She’s a definite head-turner, girl!!!

  56. I featured this on my blog tonight! Thank you so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday. Come check it out and grab a featured button!

  57. This is absolutely amazing. Doesn’t even look like the same dresser. BEAUTIFUL!! We’re so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon. -The Sisters

  58. I couldn’t do what you do, I’d want to keep them all! Stunning, love the red!

  59. There is a reason you have a million comments on this project. THAT CHICK IS THE BOMB!! I love the color, I love the top drawers ad the dark fixtures. You just nailed it. Where are you putting it? What are you putting in it? I’m a new follower- that dresser has just stolen my heart 😀 Oh- and if you get a sec I’d love for you to stop into my debut session of Sweet Sharing Monday (weekly linky with features) HAVE A GREAT DAY!

  60. You did an awesome job on this dresser. The dark wax is perfect on the red.

    Have a lovely week!

  61. what color red / brand of paint/ color did you use? That is the exact color I want for my dining room sideboard.

  62. Visiting from Momnivoire’s Dilemma.

    Wow – that really is an amazing shade of red.
    Nice work!

    ~ Dana
    Cooking at Cafe D

  63. i love this piece… this color red is THE red! fabulous work!

  64. I love this color red. Would you mind sharing the brand and name for me? I have a great desk in mind that needs a little hot rhetta added to it =0)

  65. I adore this dresser! It turned out beautiful! Isn’t annie sloan wax the best?! I love everything that Annie Sloan puts her name on.
    Beautiful job. I would have a hard time parting with this one.
    Happy week!


  66. Love it. Totally caught my eye!!!

  67. Extremely lovely! Red is fantastic!

  68. Awesome! Love the red! Should I do this with my old dresser? Will think about that! Thanks!

  69. Love the red!

  70. LOVIN IT……you’re makin me wanna paint something RED!!!

    Now following you. Please come visit THANKS.

  71. Absolutely Beautiful! Please share the color and brand of paint…looks like you glazed??Wish you had a tutorial on this one! I’m a new follower and I LOVE Red!!
    Thank you!

  72. I would love the color and a tutorial on this also. Looks fantastic!!

    Stephanie C

  73. That is beautiful!!!!

  74. Hi – I just came upon your blog! i love it!! please tell me what u used to make the red dresser. I have a white dresser from my grandmother that passed away a year ago in may. I have been wanting to make it red. I want it just like yours. Please let me know what products i need. Thanks so much.

  75. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you will
    be a great author. I will always bookmark your blog and will
    often come back at some point. I want to encourage continue your great work, have a nice morning!

  76. Hi, I love your red dresser! I have an old dresser that has been in the family for years. I want to paint it just like yours for my daughter living in NYC! Can you share the paint brand and color? This will be my first piece to ever refinish and I am so excited to try it!

  77. I love it..however that unfinished dresser pic and the finished red pic are not the same dresser. I do love the color though and will using this technique for my own project

  78. Muy bonito!! Creo que deberías visitar esta web que decora muebles

  79. I LOVE this!! I am a big fan of red in a very grey world right now:) I haven’t been seeing this beautiful red on furniture as much and it’s gorgeous!



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