I recently purchased this stepback cupboard. It wasn't very attractive with its red stain and thick layer of varnish but I new it had potential to be beautiful.
I always jump right into projects forgetting to take before pictures. This was taken after I had already stripped the top. Cupboards seem to be a slow sell right now, but buffets are popular and usually move quickly. I knew this piece would be great for a kitchen island, a sideboard for a T.V. or a buffet for a dining room. The top was removed and will be used in another project.
Citristrip is an amazing product. (This isn't a sponsored post.) I wish I had taken a picture of the buffet top before I stripped it. It was so ugly with a really thick varnish. There was no wood grain showing through. It took three applications of Citristrip to remove it all. I hate to sand and with Citristrip I didn't have to.
I couldn't believe this gorgeous wood was covered up under that ugly red stain and varnish. It was so beautiful that I decided not to stain it. I only rubbed it with Howard Feed-N-Wax which left a beautiful finish. (Not a sponsored post.)
Because I have a very tight budget, I am always checking the oops paint
section when shopping at hardware stores. A few weeks ago I found a
gallon of lovely Behr paint that was almost a perfect match to a
popular chalk paint color. This was a premium exterior paint with primer
that I got for $5.00! I added a little Calcium Carbonate to a smaller
container of paint and it went on like a dream! Amazing coverage!
Here it is again. Such a fun project! Now I need to figure out what to do with the cupboard. Any ideas?