It had gorgeous details and provides great storage, so this piece is a keeper. It had been refinished decades ago with the stain. Stain wasn't at all what my friend was looking for in her house, so we needed to lighten this thing up.
- Sanding blocks or sandpaper sheets
- Lint free rags
- Primer (optional, depending on the stain and the finished look you want)
- Quality brushes
- Patience! Painting around all this delicate old glass is not for the faint of heart. It will test your patience for sure!
One thing we experimented with was color choice. Originally she wanted a darker gray outside and a light gray inside. But once I started, it just wasn't right. The gray was too dark and we didn't like the huge contrast between the inside and out.