One of my favorite colors to decorate with is RED. Not some silly apple red or stop sign red, but deep rich almost cranberry red.
There is some hue of red in almost every room of my house, the towels, the throws, the pillows, even my bedspread is a deep red velvet from Crate & Barrel. (gotta give them a shout out because their customer service is the best!)
Still, I don’t have one stick of red furniture. So many red pieces that you find are either too bright or have that Asian flair that just isn’t me.
Not anymore! Last weekend I picked up this shelf from a garage sale…..
It isn’t anything special so I thought that it was time to try something red. Four coats of Glidden Red Delicious, one coat of Minwax Mahogany stain and 2 coats of lacquer later I have this ……
The finish is hard to capture in pictures, let’s try this one….
I am so thrilled with how it turned out. It just needs a home now, but we have plenty of space. For now, it will sit here after and take a break after I put some accessories in it.
Would you believe that everything in that picture cost me a whopping $4 and a bit of elbow grease? I swear on Murphy Grace’s precious little furry head! See what you all have started with all of this garage saling and metamorphosis-ing!
I caught the bug from Between Naps on the Porch and her Metamorphosis Monday. Make sure that you see all of the great posts, but be ready, it is catching!