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Ok now onto Themed Furniture Makeover Day 🙂 And this month’s theme was…RED! I’ll admit, I’m really not a big red person. Unless it’s plaid and flannel, then I’m all over it. But you’ve probably noticed I’ve never done a red furniture makeover. Until now!
So if you’ve been following me for a while, you might remember when I shared this little guy back in the summer. I picked it up from a friend who just wanted to get rid of it, so of course I took it 🙂 I originally thought it was an old ice box, but came to learn that it was an old humidor table. Here’s what it looked like when I first got it:
And the inside had this nasty old tin box.
As you can tell it was in pretty rough shape, but I just couldn’t bring myself to paint over the red and it would have been a pain to try and sand down all the imperfections. The top veneer was chipping pretty bad though so I did remove that and give it a fresh new look with some stain.
I used the same method to remove the veneer that I used on this table. And then used Minwax’s Dark Walnut. Did you think I would use anything else? 😉
Luckily the tin box on the inside was super easy to remove and the wood underneath was in pretty good shape. I decided to just give it a coat of paint to freshen it up using Country Chic’s Hurricane.
Final step was adding some new hardware and this guy was ready for his beauty shots!
Please note this is what my view to the right of me was while I was photographing, bundled up like an eskimo. Too bad my backdrop weighs a million pounds and there’s no room for it inside 🙁
BRRRR! I want summer.
I’m really glad I didn’t paint over the red and think the small updates I made were just what this little guy needed 🙂 What do you think?!
Be sure to check out all the other RED goodness below and have a fabulous day everyone!