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Sideboard makeover

Cultivating a Following
Cultivating a Following


A Pine sideboard upcycled by painting the doors white, inserting adhesive contact on the shelves and using rattan knobs for handles.



The project


My old Pine sideboard was looking decidedly dated and very orange. Because it was solid Pine, I decided not to replace it, but give it a summer makeover to bring some light and tropical vibe into our dining room. 

This involved cleaning, sanding and repainting the doors. I also lined the shelves with rattan cane adhesive contact to add some additional interest and texture. I left some of the Pine unpainted, and the finished article looks great with the addition of some new rattan knobs.


Tools and materials


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Step 1


I removed the doors and thoroughly cleaned the unit with sugar soap.




Step 2


I sanded the doors with fine grade sandpaper. Then I wiped down with sugar soap before applying two coats of matt paint.



Step 3


I then refitted the doors, and door knobs when the paint was thoroughly dry.



Before and after






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