Friday, July 19, 2013

An Itch to Paint Something Red...

For those of you that follow my page on Facebook or have ever been to my house, it would probably be a surprise to hear that I had a hankering to paint something red.  Every once in a while I'll get the itch... A pair of shutters in my living room... My sons request for a "red bed", but usually I stick to blues, greens, yellows, & browns.

I found this cute little half-moon ish table at an estate sale. 

It had seen better days...  It's hard to see in my crappy phone picture, but there is a neat wood inlay on the top & the wood grain switches directions. 

I decided to strip the top and re-stain it and paint the legs & shelf red & distress them. For not loving red much, I love how it turned out!  

Here's a view of the top. You can see the wood inlay that mentioned. 

I'm very happy with the before & after. This one is available at my new shop in Unique Boutique, here in Fremont.

Is there a color that makes you nervous to use?  I'm SLOWLY getting used to red...

Linking up at...
 Liz Marie Blog 
Miss Mustard Seed


  1. Hey there! I found you on Miss Mustard Seed. I think the brown top and painted red body looks great. I had a love affair with red doing 2 kitchens in red then had enough. A few weeks ago I saw several pieces of furniture painted a nice red not too bright but a little darker that spoke to me. It may be time to paint something red! Thank you for posting!

  2. Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by! I think a love affair, a very unexpected one, is starting... Since doing that table, I bought a quart of Annie Sloan "Emperors Silk" and painted a bench. It should be on the blog soon. I do live in "Husker Nation"... You see LOTS of red in Nebraska ;)

  3. As you probably know, I LOVE Red!! (and all bold colors, actually!) Loving that table!!

  4. It's beautiful - I'm new to Red actually- but finished my 3rd piece last week and am in LOVE with the color!!!
    Love it against the richness of the wood top!
    Visiting from MMS and am your newest follower -
    Hugs from Montreal

  5. This is so beautiful. I love the top and the color of stain you picked. It is such a drastic improvement. You should come share this at my Weekend Beautiful blog party, would love to have you :-)