Citrus Campaign

Citrus Campaign

Are you feeling sluggish?  Does your blood sugar need spiking?  I gots what you need. It’s a dresser makeover from Christina, and it’s like an energizing glass of orange juice for the eyes!  Woo!

Her client delivered this dresser to her with instructions to jazz it up using Benjamin Moore’s Orange Burst.  However, that color couldn’t be mixed in the acrylic latex enamel formula she wanted, so she went with an oil-based paint instead.  The good news: it looks awesome.  So smooth and slick, like it rolled right out of the factory looking that way.  The bad news: that paint took FOREVER to dry.  Sixteen hours in between coats, and it took SIX coats!!  Woah.  That is cray to the zay.  It also needs 60 days to fully cure.  Woah again.

Worth it?  Christina says no way. Time is money. But if you’re interested in a flawless finish, and you’ve got hours and hours and HOURS and days and weeks and months to spare, it might be right up your alley!  More info on her blog at Phoenix Restoration

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  1. May 6, 2014 / 11:53 AM

    I literally just picked myself up on the floor. You wrote:
    Does your blood sugar need spiking?

    I read:
    Does your blood sugar need a spanking. WHAT? ROFLMAO I am crying! I have been doing that all day! I told my daughter to put her hairbrush back in the fridge. What is wrong with me….

    I love orange it looks beautiful!

  2. Hanna
    May 6, 2014 / 12:00 PM

    I need one of these dressers. But not 20 years of work. It looks amazing! Bravo!

  3. Karen G
    May 6, 2014 / 12:13 PM

    Well I certainly wouldn’t have done it, but there’s no denying that it looks amazing!!

  4. May 6, 2014 / 12:16 PM

    Now that’s dedication! 60 days? I would’ve just given up.

  5. May 6, 2014 / 12:23 PM

    Awe! Thanks so much, Lindsey. I needed this today….I was just wallowing in my sorrows because another one of my pieces was posted to a haters Page for painted mcm furniture and I was getting an inbox full of hate mail. Thanks again!

  6. Lori
    May 6, 2014 / 1:29 PM

    Love that color! In fact, I just bought paint in a very similar color for a dresser I’m doing. Latex for me though! No way am I investing two months in this. Beautiful but, um, no!

  7. May 6, 2014 / 2:26 PM

    Ugh! No bueno! So sorry you have to deal with haters, they just don’t get it. It’s just furniture! Differing opinions are ok, inbox full of hate mail NOT OK! I think it looks awesome and that you’re a total pro.

  8. Lynn
    May 6, 2014 / 3:02 PM

    Absolutely love this campaign chest…it’s become my all-time-favorite furniture makeover!! I am adding Phoenix Restoration website to my “favorites”. I only wish I had spotted this one before it sold. The final result was well worth the time and effort!!

  9. MUMZY
    May 6, 2014 / 3:30 PM

    That looks totally AMAZING!!! Wow!!! I’m impressed that she stuck with it for so long. It is beautiful!

  10. LeeAnn
    May 6, 2014 / 4:34 PM

    That dresser is gorgeous and unique. I am not a DIY-er, especially something that involved, but the results are fabulous.

  11. G
    May 7, 2014 / 5:58 AM

    I will say that I am one of those people who rail against printing MCM furniture. It’s something that (in my opinion) looks much better when restored to it’s natural wood state. However, I’d NEVER send hate mail. That’s just rude and uncalled for.

    That being said, I adore campaign furniture, but it almost always looks better when painted and I LOVE the color here. It was well worth the effort and I’d love to have that in my home. Well done Christina.

  12. Kristin F
    May 7, 2014 / 8:06 AM

    I love that orange but what I really dig is those lamps. How cute is that gold dip with the navy striped shade? And likely takes about a day to do versus 20 years.

  13. Jen
    May 8, 2014 / 1:24 PM

    Dude. That dresser is the! I want to rub my face on it. Good work!!

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