I love lingerie chests. They are such neat pieces of furniture that you don’t see too often. I recently was asked to paint a vintage lingerie dresser in a gorgeous, vibrant red. My client asked that I recreate a similar look she had seen on Pinterest. The inspiration piece is photographed below. It was a piece for sale on Etsy, but it is no longer available.


To duplicate the look we painted the dresser with a fresh coat of white paint. Then we added two coats of a custom blended red that was purchased from Benjamin Moore. After the paint had a few days to dry we lightly sanded the edges with 400 grit sandpaper. We sanded very carefully as to not go through the white paint all the way to the original finish.

red dresser distressed

To jazz up the hardware we stripped it of the old, worn out paint that it had on it. After exposing the tarnished brass that was underneath years of paint we applied gold leaf to give it a rich looking patina.


red lingerie chest

red painted dresser

My mom and I filmed the whole process. So check out out youtube channel and you’ll soon find a video with all the details!


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