After taking their old ironing board to a local powder coater to have a little "day at the spa" it returned to their home fire engine red and sporting "a whole lotta look" (as Tim Gunn would say). It's made complete with a few red books to really make the wall come alive.
The powder coating ran just over $100 and although it might seem like a high price to pay, it's a great way to ensure your books won't stick to their new finish (like they sometimes do with spray paint). It might not be for every home, but it serves as a great reminder that sometimes more is more when it comes to color and it pays off to take a risk or two! You can see more from Flickr member ninahale.