Mid-Century Modern Sideboard Facelift

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"I really just started refinishing about 7 months ago... I fell in love with it.  So when I spotted this MCM piece, I knew I had to attempt this!!! Started with a plain brown MCM sideboard!  I wasn't sure if I should paint it at first but after doing some research, I decided to.  I first painted the outer parts of the drawers black but didn't like the way it was turning out so I ordered General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood and BOOM!  PERFECT contrast!  I sanded down the top of the piece and stained in a custom mix of different colors. I wanted it to have a multi dimensional feel on top.  The gray was applied to all drawer fronts and doors. I left the original finish on the drawer fronts and sides because it was in good shape... so I used Howard's Restor a Finish to bring it back to life!  I updated the hardware to something modern and to fit the "lines" of the piece.  I also lined the inside drawers in some colorful fabric to break up the grey and brown!

This piece is so beautiful that pictures just don't do it justice!" - Lisa Marie

The following products were used:

General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood; Unicorn SPiT; Polycrylic Water Based Sealer; Wipe on Poly; Howards Restor A Finish

Lisa entered this piece into the DIY Upcycled Furniture category of the 2016 GF Design Challenge Contest

Designed By: 
Lisa Marie
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Post Date
November 30, 2016