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

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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  • Christine
    Christine Upper Marlboro, MD
    Hi, Neighbor! Nice job.

    I'm not normally a blue fan, but this really speaks to me!

  • Yvonne
    Yvonne Philadelphia, PA
    Inspired! & Beautifully Done!
  • Touch the Wood
    Touch the Wood United Kingdom
    Absolutely stunning colour and gorgeous piece!!
  • Wendy
    Wendy Norcross, GA
    Tina, I might be interested in this cabinet. Message me.
  • The Bold Abode
    The Bold Abode Forest, VA
    You know I love this, girl!!!
  • Tina
    Tina Norcross, GA
    Thanks Shabby Daze. CL was my next target.
  • Kelli M
    Kelli M Maylene, AL
    i love it!
  • SheilaG, Plum Doodles
    SheilaG, Plum Doodles Greenville, SC
    I've always painted rooms in my house in the colors I love- blues & purples & greens. Never had anyone with an issue with it when it came time to sell. Always had positive feedback at each of those homes.
  • Donna McCrummen
    Donna McCrummen Bernardsville, NJ
    :-) Exactly
  • KMS Woodworks
    KMS Woodworks Nederland, CO
    That's move in the direction of mass marketing....That's why nearly every home for sale is some version of "off white" instead of big bold Victorian reds and such.
  • Donna McCrummen
    Donna McCrummen Bernardsville, NJ
    @KMS in selling these things I've learned that my taste doesn't matter ;-)
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