Today I’m sharing a vibrant collection of red painted furniture! Bursting with vitality and charm, these pieces are sure to infuse your living space with warmth and character. This post is a curated roundup of some wonderful red painted furniture pieces, each unique.. Whether you’re a lover of bold tones or seeking a dash of color to brighten your room, you’re in the right place. So, let’s explore these red painted furniture makeovers.
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While neutral muted tones are always popular and calming, there’s just something so fun about painting a piece of furniture a bright, bold cheerful color like red. Maybe because it reminds us Christmas time and maybe because of those famous Starbuck’s red reusable cups every holiday season. But red is a special color and such an amazing way to add a pop of cheer to any space.
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But recently I discovered Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint in the color Fiery Sky, an absolutely stunning red. I’ll share a piece with you below that was painted in that color red. I love Silk Paint and if there is a color in the Silk Paint line that suits my project, that’s typically my go-to paint brand. To learn more about Silk check out these posts:
Prepping Furniture For Red Painted Furniture Makeover
But before we move on to showing off some beautifully and creatively red painted furniture makeovers from around the web, let’s talk about How To Prep Furniture For Painting. Most furniture pieces need to be cleaned at a minimum and then other prep depends on the piece and the desired outcome.
Consider sanding, even it is just a scuff sanding. To learn more read: How To Sand Furniture Before Painting. Since I like to paint with Silk Paint I usually do at minimum a scuff sanding with about a 220 grit sandpaper. And all pieces need to be cleaned well.
And a discussion about prep wouldn’t be complete without speaking about supplies. It is important to have good supplies to paint with. A thorough list of supplies can be found in this post: Furniture Painting Supplies.
Speaking of supplies, I’ll say that I am a stickler for having good paint brushes. My favorites are the Dixie Belle Synthetic Flat Medium and the Flat Small. Learn more about Dixie Belle brushes at: Best Dixie Belle Paint Brushes.
And a final option with prepping furniture for painting is to decide if you will prime your piece before painting. Priming can help reduce the paint that you use and it can help prevent stains and odors from coming through your paint.
To prime for red paint a good color is a gray paint, either a dark or light gray. Or you can use a white primer and tint it with just a little of the red paint to make a pink primer. Read more on primers in Primer For Painted Furniture.
Red Painted Furniture
Now, as promised let's dive into these red painted furniture makeovers. There are so many good ones to share. These were taken from around the web, from various wonderful furniture painting artists. I hope you enjoy.
On this sweet table makeover, Jen at Girl In The Garage, used Annie Sloan in the color, Emporor's Silk with a black wax. It is beautifully done as all of her makeovers are. Check her blog for more details.
Natalie at A Ray Of Sunlight painted a dresser using Melange ONE Paint in the color Santeria Red. It turned out really lovely. I've never used that brand of pain and now I feel like I need to give it a try.
This beautifully painted dresser was done by Susan at Saw Nil & Paint. She used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Tricycle and some adorable arrow shaped drawer pulls finished it off. It is so pretty. I love her style and the milk paint looks so lovely on this piece. Check out her blog post for all the details.
Lisa at createinspireme.blogspot.com painted this sweet low cabinet with General Finishes Tuscan Red Milk Paint. It turned out really amazing! I love that color of red. Check out her blog post for more information.
This makeover of an antique dresser is stunning. Susan at Interior Frugalista painted this piece in Annie Sloan Emporor's Silk after much work to get it prepared for painting. She did such a stand out job on this piece. It is truly a transformation. Check out her post for all the cool details.
Over at missmustardseed.com Marian used her paint in the color Tircycle to paint this gorgeous antique dresser. I just love it! This color is totally amazing. I'm ready to try another piece in Milk Paint and use this color next. Learn more on her blog.
this beautiful antique dresser was painted by Melanie at Lost And Found Decor. She used Fusion Paint in Ft York Red with a little brown color to darken it a bit. It turned out lovely. Learn more on her blog post. She does beautiful work!
Denise at Salvaged Inspirations painted this dresser with a mixture of Dixie Belle Paint colors before applying a beautiful transfer by Redesign With Prima. This is really lovely. Check it out on her blog post.
Another lovely makeover using Miss Mustard Seed Red Tricycle milk paint color! This one by Bre at brepurposed.com. She does beautifully painted furniture and this antique dresser is no exception. Read more on her blog post.
At Create & Babble Jeanie painted this unique antique sewing cabinet in Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in the color Rouge. It is just so pretty! I love this unique cabinet and the red paint made it stand out even more! Check it out plus all the details on her blog.
In this sweet makeover Denise from Salvaged Inspirations shows off a custom mix of Dixie Belle Reds on this dresser. She also teaches the technique of wet distressing. Well, this dresser turned out beautifully. check it out on the blog post.
Another gorgeous makeover by Denise at Salvaged Inspirations. This time using Rustic Red by Dixie Belle as the main color and adding some darker colors for contrast. This dresser is beautifully done like all of her work. Check out more details on her blog.
Another beauty by Mary Maxine at Studio Paint Design. She used Annie Sloan Emporor's Silk on this lovely dresser buffet. She also left some wood exposed and it turned out just amazing. I love her work. Find out more on her blog post.
Oh Wow, Check out this lovely red painted secretary desk by Susan at Uniquely Yours . . . Or Mine. She used Annie Sloan Emporor's Silk. See her blog to check out the before pictures and learn more about how she did this makeover.
Okay, last but certainly not least is this sweet cottage dresser makeover by Wendy and John at Front Porch Mercantile. They used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in the Tricycle color to transform this piece. And it turned it just so sweet and lovely. Learn more on the blog about this piece and more that they do.
Summary: Red Painted Furniture Makeovers
I hope this post has ignited your inspiration and opened your eyes to the possibilities of red painted furniture makeovers. These vibrant pieces are more than just functional, they are statement pieces.. Red painted furniture is capable of transforming any space into a cozy and inviting haven.
And maybe when you are getting ready to paint your next furniture project, you may consider how an unexpected touch of red might just be the thing your space needs. Red paint adds a quick burst of color while still being warm and welcoming.
So, I hope this roundup of red painted furniture makeovers inspires you to be creative and try out some red paint for your next painting project!