Paint will give it a new life
What do you want to do? Stain? Paint?
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Chalk paint seems to expensive for me so regular paint will be our choice. I also have an old tea cart that I will repaint too. Prolly same color.
It’s not antique and it’s not high quality. Just my Grandmas old sideboard that has been in my parents garage for 30 years covered up with a sheet. The tea cart is antique and needs an new paint job to match sideboard.