To start, I used fine-grit sandpaper all over to remove any imperfections creating a slightly rough surface for the primer and paint to adhere to – nobody wants flaky paint! I then wiped down all the dust and left the sideboard to dry. I masked off inside the doors to leave a neat edge, and remove all the handles and stored them safely away for later.
Using a 3-inch Craig & Rose brush, I gave the whole piece a coat of white undercoat – as the wood was dark, I wanted to ensure I was giving the new paint colour the best base possible. While the undercoat dried, I used old-faithful Brasso to give the original handles some love – I adore the patina of the old brass so wanted to keep them and give them a new lease of life.