Reviving a Mid Century Media Center –
I’ve been admiring the beautiful wood pieces with Danish oil cases and white painted details. The contrast of light and dark is so striking and really amps up the look.
Don’t you love these before pics? The reality of the before all raw & in your face – cobwebs, sticky goop on the interior, and dried soup (?) on the doors. Yep, I’m pretending that’s dried soup ’cause, who knows? (Tip: gloves are a diyers best friend.)
Here’s the cleaned up version nicely oiled and waxed.
It looks so much better, but the stain is still orange and the piece is lifeless. Add white paint, and here’s the end result:
I love how the Danish oil brought out the deep wood grain in the walnut case. And the white paint just makes it pop even more.