Remember, remember, your furniture this November!


Everyone deserves a second chance right?

Well, maybe not everyone, but here at Juniper-ash Decorating we believe that second chances should definitely apply to your furniture. We’ve salvaged countless pieces destined for the bonfire but this Art Deco style Beautility sideboard is one of our favourite transformations yet!

Beautility sideboard before painting

To prepare this shabby brown sideboard for painting we treated it the same way we approach any dark stained wood: a thorough sand with a medium grade abrasive paper followed by a good clean with warm water and a de-greasing agent.

Then we applied two coats of Zinsser B-I-N shellac-based primer to protect from any stains seeping through, sanding between coats with a high grade sand paper to maintain a smooth finish.

Followed by a not strictly necessary coat of Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 primer. The B-I-N can usually hold its own but 1-2-3 is such a reliable product for its stick and good quality finish we often use for an added layer of protection and durability.

Beautility sideboard after being primed with Zinsser B-I-N and 1-2-3

For the colour finish we applied two coats of Little Greene interior Intelligent Eggshell in Pearl Colour 100 and French Grey 113. Little Greene are one of our favourite eggshells to work with at Juniper-ash especially for a stand out piece such as this, the rich depth of colour pigment and reliable durability makes it one of our most used and recommended paint choices.

Little Greene Eggshell and Zinsser primer


As with most of the furniture we paint, for the finishing touch we applied two coats of water based decorators varnish. This clear varnish provides a flat Matt finish that does not alter the paints appearance but adds a scrubbable layer of protection aiding to the longevity of this transformed sideboard.

And there you have it! A second lease of life for this now much admired quirky statement piece, and one smaller bonfire this November.

Beautility sideboard finished product


If you’ve got a piece of furniture you’d like us to save from the flames or for a free, no obligation quote, contact the Juniper Ash team today on 01664 851 502. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you ASAP.