Beautiful Sideboard/Buffet Redesign With Paint Couture and Iflex

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8 Hours

Beautiful Sideboard redesign using Paint Couture Paint, metallics and Iflex wood moldings.

Painted in Paint couture custom color Navy. This beauty was rough so leaving it natural wasn't an option. I'm loving this deep rich color.

It's always hard to tell in photos but this piece is deceiving, it wasn't in good enough condition to restore, the veneer was scratched, dry and chipping.

The top had seen a better day, it had so much damage that stripping it down was the only option.

Have I mentioned how much I love, love, love my Bosch sander? I call her "The Beast" she made this job easy peasy!

Adding some Iflex wood molding to give this piece some extra beauty!

I use Titebond Quick & Thick as my adhesive of choice. It truly does bond quick and is thick enough to attach these permanently.

I add a generous amount of Titebond to the back of the piece then use a small craft brush to spread it evenly over the surface

The doors on this piece are curved, that's no problem for the Iflex wood molding products. Just use a hairdryer or a heat gun and heat them up. Once they are heated they will conform to any shape. When they have cooled the shape is now permanent.

I used painter's tape to secure the Iflex in place, you can also use clamps. This is only needed to allow the titebond to cure.

You can see the attached Iflex moldings all set up and ready to be painted. Aren't these Iflex moldings gorgeous?

As you can see that once you get a coat of paint on these Iflex moldings look like they were original to the piece.

I am in love with this top. I used two coats of Paint Couture Van Dyke Glaze then added two coats of Paint Couture Weathered Wood. I'm loving the deep depths of tones on this gorgeous top.

This finished beauty is now ready for a new life. I used all Paint Couture products, a custom Paint Couture Navy, copper metallic for the details and hardware, I used the Paint Couture Van Dyke Glaze as well as Weathered wood for the top and Iflex Moldings for the extra details.

Suggested materials:

  • Paint Couture Copper   (
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  • Lynda Kyler Lynda Kyler on Sep 27, 2021

    Same question as Lori...what about the old veneer? Did the top have a veneer surface too?

  • Susan Susan on Sep 28, 2021

    Did you sand the entire piece before you painted? I have a similar buffet but it is in great condition so I did not know if I should sand the whole piece before painting

  • Rco51026122 Rco51026122 on Oct 04, 2021

    how do you restore oak cupboards'


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  • Db Db on Sep 28, 2021

    A shame such a once beautiful piece would end up so beat up..but what a new beauty it is now ! Wonderful job!

    • Redesign by Renee Co Redesign by Renee Co on Sep 29, 2021

      I agree, it always hurts my heart to see these pieces in the condition they are. This one must have had a great life at one point. The top drawer had a silverware liner and a list of how they were supposed to be placed in there. Sadly the liner had to be removed due to damage, but it makes me think at some point this beauty held some amazing silverware and served some prestigious folks. Thank you for your kind words.

  • Dori Dori on Sep 28, 2021

    Looks great! Did you prime before painting the Navy?

    What are the steps involved before the painting part was done?

    • Redesign by Renee Co Redesign by Renee Co on Sep 28, 2021

      I don't prime when using dark colors. The paint I used is Paint Couture and it has amazing adhesion properties. I cleaned the piece and used liquid sander prior to painting. Thank you 😀