I have purchased this mid century modern credenza on my local Facebook marketplace withe the intention of refinishing it.
Mid Century Modern Credenza Gets a Face-lift
Here it was in ok shape but the old varnish darkened and was hiding the grain underneath. The top was unfortunately was formica, so I knew I was going to paint the top.
I sanded down the whole thing with an electric orbital sander sandpaper grit 120,220,320
I loved the 2 tone wood that emerged after the sanding. I then applied a primer on top so the paint can adhere to the formica top.
The back of the credenza had holes for cable management but they were cut pretty badly so I decided to clean it up a little. For that I used my jigsaw
Here it is all cleaned up! You cab now hide a whole extension cord and anything you please.
As an accent color I used the color called carbon copy.
Here it is stained and painted. The original hardware worked best on this piece, so I polished it and put it back.
Here she is! I applied polycrilyc clear coat on the wood parts and it was time for photos!
- Electric sander (Amazon)
- Sand paper (Amazon)
- Furniture paint (Lowe's)
- Policrylic clear coat (Amazon)
- Minwax penetrating stain (Amazon)
- Foam roller and paint brush (Amazon)
- Zin primer (Amazon)