White Sideboard Makeover
I had painted it all white using chalk paint, highly
distressed the details and sealed with clear wax.
But I find the way doesn't seal as good as varnish and my
lovely dresser was getting quite grubby on the
drawers and top and was not cleaning up well.
The large mirror on top was in the same condition as when I
found it on the roadside and I really wanted to clean it up a bit.
Then I gave the top a good sand to get off the shine using 60 grit sandpaper.
Then sealed it with 3 coats of clear varnish.
I removed the mirror and applied a walnut stain and then a clear varnish over the top.
You can see where I started applying the stain on the left of the mirror.
I love how lovely the top came up.
And the mirror!
I cleaned the grubby marks off the rest of the sideboard
and gave it a light sand. Then I applied 2 coats of clear varnish.
It gives a much better finish than wax and will be much easier to wipe clean.
There is not a big change, but the finish of this piece is now much more polished,
and I'm loving the dark wood accents.