This refurbished mid century modern firewood rack isn’t from the 60’s, just in the style of mid-century modern – one of my favorites. I found this guy in a goodwill with my mom and could not resist. It was my birthday and I wanted to celebrate with a $4.99 piece of furniture to refurbish myself! Ballin’! I practically ran over the moment I saw it so that no one else would scoop it up. Google “mid century modern firewood rack” and see what’s for sell. I’ll tell ya this much, it’s not what I’m about to spend on refurbishing it!
First-things-first. We sand. Sand off any rust or broken off paint chips. Once you’ve done that, you’re going to give it a good wash down with a simple rag and water. Make sure it’s nice and clean. Dry it out fully.
Up next, primer. Could you skip this part? Yes. Do I recommend you skimp the $4 it costs to prime it? No. For that money you’ve ensured little, to no rust on your metal piece, a better paint job and longer life. Shake the can, per the directions, and spray on evenly.
Now the moment of truth. Did I pick the right color? Am I going to apply the spray paint on correctly? The first question took about three weeks to figure out. I could not make my mind up about what style direction I wanted to take the piece and what the heck color to paint it. I take a long time making these choices on practically every piece I do. Which is ridiculous, because that is what the blogs about! All I do is refinish pieces which means making choices.
I digress. I happen to be very happy with the choice of my refurbished mid century modern firewood rack. I wanted something fun and vibrant, with a pop of color. Now I will say, the color isn’t showing up correctly. It’s not a traffic cone orange, but a more neon, vibrant orange. I ended up spraying on two coats, making sure to dry in between coats, around 45 minutes. After that, I went in to cover up any white portions and areas that needed a extra love.
How to: Refurbished Mid Century Modern Firewood Rack
- Mid Century modern firewood rack
- Drop cloth
- Spray paint primer (I used Rust-Oleum Clean Metal Primter in white)
- Spray paint (I used Montana Gold in shrimp dark)
- Sand any rust or broken paint chips off.
- Wash it off with a rag and water. Make sure it’s nice and clean. Dry it out fully.
- Lay drop cloth on floor and/or the surrounding areas covering what you don’t want to get spray painted.
- Spray with primer per instructions, spraying on evenly. Make sure the primer dries into between coats and then again before the color spray paint goes on.
- Spray paint. I ended up spraying on two coats, drying in between coats around 45 minutes each. After the second coat, spray any areas that are still white or need a little extra love.