Of course, you all didn’t think I’d be living the high life over in New York, did you? No I had to work hard all day while my son was at work. So today I’m sharing with you a piece I upcycled while visiting the boys. It’s a Mid Century Modern sideboard using my favorite new paint Old Fashioned Milk Paint.
I was due to leave New York in three days and had to get this one finished. Maybe if I had more time I would have taken a different route. In fact I had wanted to redo it with Tung oil and bring out the beauty of the wood. But this top was damaged beyond that point. If I had sanded it more how much wood would I end up removing? Because of time constraints I decided to paint it and hide that awful top.
After I was finished with the painting I sealed the piece with Daddy Van’s all Natural Beeswax and Lavender Furniture Polish.
I then finished it off with the beeswax.
I went over the doors with the beeswax and gave some life to that tired wood.
I had talked to you all about Old Fashioned Milk Paint and how I used it for the first time last month when I redid the mirror. You may want to refer back to that post to find out about the joys of true milk paint.
Now tell me, how do you feel about mid century modern? Yay or nay? And should I leave the doors as they are or paint them too?
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