Other than a few little knicks it was in pretty darn good shape!
I loved the black frame and didn't want to alter the color but the wood kept screaming "red". When I think red I go to my all time favorite, Emperor's Silk Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™. Add some dark wax and the color becomes so rich and deep - I just love it!
Always wanting to inject some personality into my pieces I found these gorgeous handpainted knobs at Lee Valley Tools.
Perfect for a baker's rack don't you think?
Aren't these watering can salt & pepper shakers adorable? I picked them up at a quaint little shop called Backstreet Gifts & Antiques at The Village at Pigeon Lake when Mr. Frugalista and I were celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary in March.
I love that it has a wine rack on the bottom. I'm thinking a cute boxwood wreath or a chalkboard with a chippy white frame would look gorgeous hanging from the rails in the middle of this rack.
I wish I had room in my kitchen for this beauty but sadly I don't. Like most of the pieces I grow to love during their makeovers, I have to part with this one. It'll be added to my Etsy Shop soon.