The Red Baron Strikes Again!

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This fun dresser was given an eye-catching new look by Kim from The Painted Poppy Studio with Devotion and Vanilla Frosting!
Hi everyone! It’s Kim from The Painted Poppy Studio back with a bold and fun dresser for you. This waterfall dresser started out with a few veneer blemishes, a chip or two missing from the corners and some structural issues with the drawers, but overall it was in great shape and was the perfect candidate for a fresh new look.
It just so happened that my package of Country Chic Paint containing a pint of Devotion (chalk style), a pint of Vanilla Frosting (chalk style), and a few other paints, arrived the same day that I sat down to watch the Peanuts movie with my daughter. While watching the movie, I had a “light bulb” moment during the scenes of Snoopy vs the Red Baron in the movie. You see where this is going don’t you? 😉
Devotion is a beautiful colour. Red is one of my favourite colours and this is the PERFECT shade of red for me…and also for the Red Baron (who was Manfred von Richthofen – a WW1 German flying ace who was known for his all red Fokker Dr.1 tri-plane).


Reds in general take multiple coats of paint to get solid, bright coverage, so I put on 2 coats of Devotion and then an additional 2 coats that were watered down slightly for a smooth finish. I wanted to make it like the Red Baron was flying right at you so I modified a blue print image of the Fokker Dr.1 and painted it right on the dresser with Vanilla Frosting. I kept the original draw pulls to keep with the integrity of the waterfall dresser but painted them in devotion so that they were slightly camouflaged and didn’t draw your eye away from the plane.
Once everything was painted, I did a final sanding and put a coat of Antiquing Wax on for protection and to tone down the contrast between the Devotion and Vanilla Frosting paints. This dresser turned out exactly as I was hoping for and would definitely be a statement piece in any room.
Suggested materials:
  • Devotion   (Country Chic Paint)
  • Vanilla Frosting   (Country Chic Paint)
  • Antiquing Wax   (Country Chic Paint)
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