This month is RED! Years ago there were several red pieces around our cabin. Red, green and yellow with EVERY wall in our home YELLOW including the ceilings! I had hit color overload!
Now our home is calmer with 15 shades of white on the walls. Furniture is creams, whites, browns, and black. I found the perfect little chest for the RED challenge. It’s crate furniture inspired.
Furniture Makeovers Red
At the bottom of this post are photos of all the RED furniture makeovers. Simply click on each one to visit the other creative blogger’s projects and remember to follow them!
Removing the cane
This is the chest I found at our local Restore. It was $10 and we needed something to place on the front porch between our rocking chairs. The table I had there became the middle of my nesting tables.
This chest was handmade using plywood and wood veneer. The doors had framed caning. I personally am not a fan of caning. So I removed it. Will replace it with something more in my style.
Next, I use my favorite aging technique for the very first time on veneer! It worked perfectly! The technique uses tea and “ironed vinegar.” I whispered to the vinegar to go a bit on the red side…
and it did!
The chest came out grayed with a reddish rusty in the grooves of the veneer.
In reality, I was nervous about this project. Having never tried it on veneer and if it didn’t work…I would have to think of something else!!!
I do know the aging technique works on burlap! Burlap is what I plan to replace the caning.
Notice in the photo above, I let the burlap stick out from the frames.
The chest in its place ready to get to work holding our coffee, tea or wine…and my chunky battery candles! The red is Dunn Edwards exterior paint in Scarlet Red. The same paint as on our exterior windows in the photo above.
You can see my previous months themed furniture makeovers by clicking each one.
My disclaimer: I was not compensated with product or money for this post. Products mentioned were purchased for our home and to use to share projects with you.
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