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This sideboard was given a thorough sanding and the top was stripped using Citristrip brand safe stripper.

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After the top was stripped it was sanded to a very smooth finish and stained in Provincial stain by Minwax. It was then poly'ed with a wipe on poly in satin finish. The base was painted in "rapture blue" by Sherwin Williams, and then distressed by hand with 160 grit sandpaper. The body was then wiped with some Provincial stain on a rag to give it the antiqued look. This is by far the most popular piece of furniture I have completed due to the color, finish, and style!

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  • Donna McCrummen
    Donna McCrummen Bernardsville, NJ
    on Jan 27, 2012

    Very nice job. I always leave the top stained rather than painted when the wood is in great shape.

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL
    on Jan 28, 2012

    Completely deserving of its popularity!

  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    on Jan 28, 2012

    well done that blue is very relaxing

  • J C
    J C Oak Lawn, IL
    on Jan 28, 2012

    Looks great!! have matching piece and you just gave me a great refinishing idea . . . Thanks!!

  • Yamini LEED AP at Urbanmotifs
    Yamini LEED AP at Urbanmotifs Duluth, GA
    on Jan 29, 2012

    I am looking for 2 pieces similar to this for a project. Anybody interested to sell?

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