Happy Memorial Day! I hope your enjoying the day with family & friends like me. I have a quick and easy update today. I took this Makis Wood organizer box I bought from IKEA years ago and gave it a rustic look.
I don’t think this is available anymore but here’s the original IKEA image.When re-doing my office I had originally planed to keep this as is, but once I was decorating and adding all the finishing touches it just stood out. Also, the side of the room I had this on was missing that rustic look, so I decided to make this piece over.
Here’s the before pics.
Unfortunately, this piece had a clear varnish on it so I had to sand it down. I tried a test spot with stain and it wouldn’t take so I sanded it down some more. Finally I broke through the varnish, but I had to be really careful because this is not solid wood, if you sand down too much you ruin it!
Here’s the after.