Here's another little project involving slapping paint on ugly wood. I found this little sucker at a yardsale and walked away with it, a teapot, and a paper towel holder for $11.
It needed a few nails to keep the rim on, a good sanding, and some attention.
A lot of sanding. Looks like an animal used the lower shelf as a chew toy.
Luckily I picked up a handheld power sander. (craigslist <3)
And felt powerful.
Then after a couple of coats of red and white:
And the kitchen miscellany collected quickly.
And because I love surprises...
..I added leftover fabric from one of my first projects to the drawer!
More to come, when I get a free weekend. I currently have a nighttable and two plaid 70s chairs to makeover in my livingroom. And a wine cabinet that I've had for almost a year, that I think will be the first wood item I DON'T just paint over. Actual staining will be attempted!
This weekend is visits from family, neighborhood things, and painting a bedroom and installing a ceiling fan.