This is the bottom of an antique oak sideboard that had been previously gutted to accomodate a television. We sold the top half and tried selling the bottom half as a re-purposing project but had no takers. So we took it home to do it ourselves.
The first step was to make the repairs to the bottom and back of the inside. When we stepped back to look, the yawning hole did not look promising. We considered adding a curtain but decided to add shelves with baskets.
I wanted to paint the bottom a light neutral and stain the top. So DH sanded off the old finish and we immediately loved the oak grain!
Products used on the top were 2 coats of "Van Dyke Brown" Glaze Couture™ followed by two coats of "Matte Lacquer Couture." Both products are from The Couture Collection™.
The bottom was painted with "Sea Biscuit" and finished with "Satin Topcoat Finish" both by Mother Earth Paints. The inside shelves, sides and back were painted with "Madagascar Mocha" and "Champagne Glaze" by The Couture Collection™
Glaze Couture™ was the easiest and most beautiful stain product I have ever used. The total time spent finishing this top adds up to less than 15 minutes (2 coats of glaze and 2 coats of lacquer.)
Sea Biscuit, lightly distressed, was a perfect contrast for the stained top.
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