By Jacqueline Carucci

When I picked up this piece, I thought,  I'll paint it grey.  Then I thought, maybe I'll ask my husband & see what he thinks.  He said I should try Red.  Well, I did & wow, the photo's dont even capture the true beauty of this piece.  It was absolutly gorgeous.  I never would've thought to try something bold like Red, but this piece was so large & looked so great when all was said & done.  First I sanded the entire piece & primed it.  Then I painted it with General Finishes Holiday Red Milk Paint.  After painting it, I sealed it with General Finishes Flat top coat.  Then I applied the General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze Effects.  I'm always terrified when applying glaze (for no good reason), but really, it's a nice flowing glaze & you can control how much you want to stay on a piece.  As I was putting on the glaze, I watched the piece come to life.  I could not believe it, but my husband was right about the Red!!!! Finallly, I sealed the whole piece with 2 coats of General Finishes Flat top coat.  New hardware was added for a modern look. I'm definitely using this technique again & still can't believe how gorgeous she was.  This piece got me to step outside of my comfort zone, which I'm happy about.  This piece was truly, Revitalized in Red!!!

Products Used

  • General Finishes Holiday Red Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Pitch Black Glaze Effects
  • General Finishes Flat top coat

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