Before and After: Au Revoir Rouge


Nearly a year ago I bought this red television stand made by an artist out of materials from an antique milk crate. I loved the industrial look of it, and how a half-moon shape was worn away next to the handle. The large cabinet is ideal for my media storage, too. But, the minute I got it home, I knew the vibrant red color simply wouldn't work with my green walls. Can you say impulse purchase?
I tossed and turned over it for months, and finally recently decided to spray paint it white. I taped off the brass handle and wheels, to keep the hardware intact. A few hours and four cans of high gloss white later, and the table made perfect sense in my home. To see my vision in white, read more.


As you can see, bright red wouldn't have coordinated very well with my green walls. With every sweeping motion of the paint can, I was anxious I'd made the wrong choice. But, I'm happy with it now. Much like the side table I recently made over, a little paint goes a long way. What do you think?

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