Well, there she is! Refinished + ready to party! 🙂
Now, let me explain exactly what we did! All sources are linked at the very bottom of this post.
First up, primer and paint. We used this primer and Pale Oak in a Satin finish by Benjamin Moore for the paint. I already had the primer and bought the sample of Pale Oak for around $7. It’s a creamy, beautiful, off-white color.
So, I primed it and painted it. That took away a ton of the smoke smell that I talk about here. BUT the antique tile still had a lingering smoke smell that I couldn’t shake… I researched 6 inch tile, which was what the original item had, but came up short. Most tile I found was 8 inches.
I’ve had a thing for beadboard lately and have really wanted to add some in our home for added charm and texture. Welp, this was our guinea pig project for beadboard! I say “we” because Nic helped every step of the way from here on out.
I painted the beadboard Alabaster by Sherwin Williams and Nic cut it to fit. I immediately fell more in love.
Next, I ordered this contact paper and wrapped the stone that had numerous scratches on it and looked out of place since we updated the rest of the piece.
Finally, we added new hardware. I picked up a couple of choices from Lowe’s but ended up going with these for the final look.
You guys can do all of these steps, too! Pretty DIY friendly! I don’t always love the look of painted furniture. Especially with pretty antiques. BUT – this project called for it because of the smoke smell.
And guess what?! The smell is 100% COMPLETELY GONE.
I couldn’t be happier with my new piece that will, one day, likely be our record player stand, but for now it’s serving as a fun bar cart in our living room!
- Dry Sink: Everything But the House
- Beadboard Paneling: Home Depot
- Paint: Sherwin Williams Alabaster (beadboard) & Benjamin Moore Pale Oak (dry sink)
- Contact Paper: Amazon (I got the Matte Gray Marble)
- Hardware: Lowe’s
- Word Hard Print: Gilded Life Studios on Etsy