It started out like this:
First, I spray painted it black.
Then, I forgot to take pictures during the rest of the transformation. Imagine that. I'm sorry, y'all. But this was really simple, so I'll just give ya a quick rundown. After the black, I sprayed it with this blue color I had on the shelf of 100, ok 101, spray paint cans. When it was dry, I took some sandpaper and roughed it up to show some of the black and give it some depth. I had the pack of white knobs in my toolbox. They were an Ikea find I had picked up well over a year ago that were just waiting for the perfect project. This was it. I added the old brass hardware on the ends to give it a bit more character. Those just came from a friend's cabinets that I painted. A hardware close up:
Grunt Labor actually screwed it to the wall first, and then put the old brass hardware on the ends to cover up the screws. Clever, I tell ya. What do ya think?