This classic black wine rack transformation was done by Elizabeth from The Semi-Crunchy Mama using Liquorice All-in-One Decor Paint and some Natural Wax! Come read her story about the transformation…

I received this wine rack from my mother-in-law when my husband and I moved into out first home.

Rustic Black Wine Rack painted and distressed with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

I’ve always liked the bones of the wine rack, but never cared for the pine color of the wood. I had intended to paint or re-staining this piece from the moment I received it and life has just been in the way. When I began working with Country Chic Paint, I realized this was my opportunity to do something with this wine rack!


What Did I Do First?


Like with painting anything, I prepped the furniture. This piece was a light wood stain and easy to paint over, so all I really needed to do was clean it with some mild soap and water. It also had a few holes in the wood, so I used wood filler to even them out. Once dry, I gently sanded around the wood filled holes until the surface was smooth.


Painting the Furniture


I used Country Chic Paint’s Liquorice to paint this piece. Using the Country Chic Paint Oval Paint Brush to apply, it really only took two coats of paint to get a nice finished look. The only catch with Liquorice (and I think this applies to any black paint) is that if you miss a spot, however tiny, it’s very apparent. This was especially true with the light pine wood. I looked over all the nooks and crannies multiple times and had to do some touch up work to make sure the coat of paint was completely even.


Next up – Distressing


I chose to slightly distress this wine rack. I liked the idea of a little of the light wood coming through on the edges, but I wanted a cleaner look to the piece. I used a fine grain sand paper and slightly distressed right around the edging to achieve this look. It really made the piece “pop” once I finished distressing.

Rustic Black Wine Rack painted and distressed with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint


Waxing


I used Country Chic Paint’s Natural Wax to seal the wine rack. This was a fairly quick and easy step as this wine rack didn’t have beveled edges or very many hard to reach places. I waxed, then buffed for a nice satin finish.

Rustic Black Wine Rack painted and distressed with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint


Finishing Touches


I added new hardware to the drawer to replace the wooden knobs. These new knobs were glass and iron. They looked really charming against the dark paint color.

The inside of the drawer is now lined with an emerald green velvet. It looked so nice with the glass knobs. This little drawer will be the perfect compartment for small wine accessories!

Rustic Black Wine Rack painted and distressed with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint


The Final Product


Wow, it’s simply beautiful! I’m honestly really proud of this little wine rack, it turned out better than I had hoped. The color is dramatic, and it’s now a statement piece in my dining room. I love the added charm of the new hardware. It’s amazing how a simple transformation can have such an impact!

Rustic Black Wine Rack painted and distressed with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint Rustic Black Wine Rack painted and distressed with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

To see some more piece painted in the color, Liquorice, click here.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this classic black wine rack project!


Elizabeth {The Semi-Crunchy Mama}

Hi I’m Elizabeth, wife and full time mom of 4 littles. My hobbies include thrifting, upcycling furniture, restoring foreclosed homes, gardening and cooking from scratch! I strive to live sustainably in the heart of the suburbs.

My family and I live in Colorado Springs, CO where the weather is bi-polar and I have tons of indoor time to transform secondhand furniture into beautiful pieces. I absolutely love taking the tired, torn and trashed, and, with the stroke of a brush, giving each piece a second chance!

Make sure to follow Elizabeth on her blog, The Semi-Crunchy Mama. You can also find her on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter!


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