I love small sideboards! If I could paint one every single day, I would. As soon as I saw this one I knew I wanted to go with an aged-chippy look. See the process below:
The Prep Process: I didn’t want this piece to have a crazy amount of “chip” so I prepped it pretty well to avoid that from happening.
I vacuumed the whole piece
I sanded the top with 150 grit sandpaper on the Orbital Sander followed by 150 grit hand sanding to make sure there weren’t any swirls in the wood. I did this until all of the previous stain was removed.
I cleaned the whole piece with Mineral Spirits
The Painting Process:
Once the top was nice and dry I sealed it with 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal by General Finishes
I repeated the exact same process for the legs of the piece, except I hand sanded the legs with 150 grit sandpaper instead of using the Orbital Sander. I also used Nutmeg Gel Stain by General Finishes on the legs.
I ended up sealing the milk paint 4 times with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in Flat. The person that bought the piece was going to turn it into a sink/vanity so I added a few extra coats of protection just to be safe.
I then replaced the original pulls with a smaller size knob from The Home Depot. I didn’t want the new hardware to compete with the paint on the piece so I went with something small and simple.
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