emperor dresser.

I scored this amazing antique dresser before the holidays around the same time I picked up my first can of Annie Sloan's chalk paint! I decided I was going to go bold or go home so I pried the white out of my own hand and went for the "Emperor's Silk".

And I'm so glad I did. I'm sure the piece would look really nice in any color but I love the mix of an antique piece with a pop of unexpected color. The red in person isn't as red as the photos show it is more subtle and not so in your face but still absolutely beautiful...that Annie Sloan sure knows what she is doing!

Just a touch of light distressing to soften the edges and highlight the original hardware and metal footing.

A wire basket is a great option to group together a few items so the top remains clean and clutter free.

I think the red gave this tired worn antique a burst of new life. You could use it in many spaces and many types of decor. Mix it with some modern elements and clean lines or pair it with some warm country accessories...either way it would fit right in!


Karen said...

LOVE it!!! I've been on the look out for a small dresser to paint a similar shade of red to add storage and a pop of color in our kitchen...once again you've inspired me to go for it :)

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