May 26, 2015 by Terry
I have been wanting to do this to a piece of furniture for a very long time now. Just two things stood in my way … a) I couldn’t find antique ceiling tile and … b) I needed the right style of piece in rough enough shape to try it out on.
Believe it or not I obtained both the ceiling tile and the sideboard within a week of each other! Lucky me!
Here is what I started out with…
The insides of the drawers were sticky with some sort of adhesive. I think there was drawer liners in them that were removed and then left the sticky.
I painted the rest of the piece with MMS Milk Paint in a color I custom mixed by combining the colors Marzipan and Mora together. I gave it 2 light coats of paint and sanded it with 400 grit sandpaper after it had dried.
I replaced the old hardware with some new white porcelain knobs and decided not to put any on the doors. I didn’t want to take away from the detail on the doors and the knobs just looked out of place on them. Instead of pulls I installed a magnetic push/pull system on the inside of the doors (like what you’d find on glass doors of an entertainment system) and it works perfectly!
To take care of the “sticky” issue inside the drawers and cabinet I used the pages out of a severely damaged antique book called “Little Savages” to line them. This little old book had great illustrations and gave this already detailed piece even more character.
I decided not to stain the top of the sideboard and left it natural with a generous drink of hemp oil on it instead.
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