Today I’m making over this huge sideboard in RED, which used to be my absolute favorite color (but now I love all the colors!). Nothing fancy here – I’m focusing on blending the red chalk mineral paint, adding some dark shading using Best Dang Wax and I’ll also show you how to easily clean and updated hardware that may be covered in thick, old paint. So let’s get started on this gorgeous red side board makeover!
Supply List for the Red Side Board Makeover
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Step 1: Stripping the Paint Off the Top of the Side Board
The first thing I did was remove the pre-existing finish from the top, which was a latex paint. I put it on with a cheap chip brush, let it sit for 15 minutes and then used my plastic scraper to easily scrape it off. You can tell when it starts bubbling that it’s ready to be scraped.