I had painted it a few years ago with black spray paint. It needed a lot of work & it was one of the first pieces I had redone.
This was right after I brought it into the house, you can see how much my kitchen has changed & the gray fur ball in the right corner is my kitty that is no longer with us. I loved it black but after redoing the kitchen I decided it was too dark & was originally going to paint it turquoise. I am so glad I waited because I think the red is perfect!
This is a true gorgeous, vibrant red & I am so happy I didn't paint it turquoise!
I used Liberty inside. I think the lighter color makes a huge difference!
If you follow me on Facebook you saw the sneak peak I posted asking if you would distress or not. I love distressing. Lots of it! I really love chippy, peely paint. My daughter didn't think I should distress so I asked my Facebook followers. Most said to distress which I had secretly planned on anyway but I am trying to get away from distressing everything.
Love this shot with the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook that was my Grandmother's, along with some of the Metlox dishes. This is her pattern but most of these I found on ebay, at Goodwill & at auctions. Even thought most of these aren't hers they still bring back good memories every time I see them.