Rustic Red Painted Dresser

Hi everyone! It’s Denise from Salvaged Inspirations!

Today, I’m transforming this vintage dresser into a rustic red beauty! I’ll be using Chalk Mineral Paint, an easy paint distressing technique, and WoodUbend appliques.

Here’s what I started with. This vintage tigerwood/fumed oak dresser.

Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

First, I bought this dresser off Facebook Market Place. It had been in storage for some time so I gave it a really thorough cleaning with this heavy-duty cleaner.

Of the entire makeover, the sanding was the most time-consuming because I was hoping to salvage the wood top. Unfortunately, the gouges and scratches were too deep. Once I started sanding, the fumed oak/tigerwood disappeared and I was left with ‘average-looking’ wood.

Step 2:

Before I stain, here’s what I do to get a PERFECTLY painted underlip on the dresser top.

While I’m painting the dresser, I paint the underlip. If a little paint gets onto the edge, I don’t worry about it. After the paint has all dried and I’m ready to stain, I sand the edges of the dresser top. Then stain. This leaves me with a perfectly clean line of paint where the stain meets up.

Step 3:

Next, to give this dresser more character, I added these WoodUbend molds #1320 and #2160.  These appliques are really easy to work with because once they are heated, they actually bend and mold perfectly to the surface.

For more information about this gorgeous red dresser, head over to Salvaged Inspirations here!


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