Dixie Credenza Rehab.

Stefanie and I found this Mid-Century credenza from an thrift store in Chicago a couple months before our move to Nashville.  The majority of the rehab work was sanding and stripping about 50 years of old lacquer and grime.  Once that was done, I had to mix a few different stains to see how the wood would take them.  In the end, after installing the screens and re-lacquering the newly stained and painted wood, I think it turned into a cleaner more modern storage unit.


After I stripped and Sanded all the old lacquer off the Credenza.

credenza stain

The first of many stain combinations used.


Finished Product in our Chicago Apartment.


I covered the door with standard Screen coverings.


~ by samwessner on July 27, 2009.

One Response to “Dixie Credenza Rehab.”

  1. I just bought a Dixie credenza similar to this, dirt cheap. It is in pretty rough shape, it has the louvered drawers, but it is a triple front style. It is all pecan wood i think and I was just wondering what type of stain and lacquer you used for your restoration. I love the wood and white combo, was that the original look or was it all wood? Trying to decide if i want to do a similar thing, but i want to stay as true to the original design as i can.

    Love to hear your thoughts!

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