Reclaimed, recycled, and reproduction furniture is all the rage right now. Each piece I have admired has been grey (of course) and a little too pricey. So I figured since the concept is to "reuse" that that is exactly what I would do.
I have an existing sideboard that is in my little entry. It is the perfect size and is so functional (this is where we store our shoes). I decided to paint it grey and freshen and update it. I got a sample paint from Restoration Hardware (charcoal) and had Home Depot mix me a quart of that exact color. RH paint is expensive and I didn't need a whole gallon either. I then went over the dried paint with a wax stain to give it an old worn in look.
The total cost of this project, including all my supplies was $28. You just can't beat that. I think she turned out nicely. When I'm sick of grey I will give her a new coat of whatever. Maybe you have something in your home or garage that just needs a little facelift. I say, dare to paint! Go for it and you may have found yourself a free piece of furniture:)
It looks a little blue here but it is more grey.