Mid Century Modern Redo!
I picked up this piece... and after doing reasearch on it, I decided to paint it. It didn't have any manufacturer marks on it so I decided to give it a go! It is a BEAUTIFUL piece, well crafted and solid!
I started by CLEANING! Always my first step. Removing hardware, drawers, etc. Inspecting the piece for any necessary repairs, I found a small dent I needed to fix in the wood so I repaired that with wood filler.
I sanded the top...but it wasn't working. The varnish on this things was THICK! So I had to purchase some stripper. I used that and it was easier than sanding but still PATIENCE was required~
I originally was going to do the piece in black, leaving the wood in the middle to peak through... I decided black wasn't the way to go.
I ordered some General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint and once I put it on the piece, It POPPED and I knew I made the right decision.
Finally, after the stop was ready for stain, I mixed up some custom colors... I used some red to dye the original stain I had on hand to bring out the cherry look and then added some grey gel stain on top.
I mixed and spread it till it was to my liking! I really love the color combo and it wasn't even sealed yet!
Here is the top, sealed and just absolutely stunning! I love the different shades in my pieces... I like to think out of the box. I sealed the top with a high gloss varnish.
Lined the drawers with some fun and colorful fabric!
The drawer in the middle didn't slide in and out without making a creeking sound so I used bar soap to stop that!
Detail - I updated the hardware to something more modern.
The acrylic and "gold" hardware. It was gold when I bought it but I used silver gilding wax so it would complement the grey.
My First MCM Piece! Im in LOVE
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