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Advice about refinishing or repurposing

Louise Flanigan
2 months ago
last modified: 2 months ago

I bought these two pieces at Pottery Barn about 20 years ago. Finish is Distressed Ivory painted wood with a clear matte. My interior design style is now eclectic mid-century modern. My idea is to strip, sand and stain just the tops on both. I want them both to match the medium walnut color on my dining set. Or maybe apply a veneer to the top and flat panels? (see photo) My dilemma is two-fold: im not sure what kind of wood is under this paint and if it can even be refinished. And whether or not this furniture can even be converted to go with mid-century modern with refinished tops and hardware. Am I nuts or could this idea work?! I value your opinion. Thanks!

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