Mid Century Modern Sideboard Facelift!

By Lisa

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 grey 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!

Project Category

DIY Upcycled Furniture

Products Used

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

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