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.
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.
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!
Alchemy fine living is a creative business. My mom and I offer furniture painting services, simple upholstery, and custom slipcovers.
We have been painting furniture for clients for over a decade now. The two of us have been sewing our whole lives. We've sewn things like prom dresses and bathing suits, but back in 2008 we decided to focus our seamstress abilities on home decorative items; specifically custom made slipcovers.
I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom, Connie, taught me from a young age how to spot a deal at a flea market or a thrift shop. She could always spot the hidden potential of an old, worn out piece of furniture. I learned to sew when I was four years old and all through the years I helped my mom with DIY projects around the house.
In 2008 she & I turned our hobby into a business. We offer furniture painting, upholstery, and sewing services.