So we are almost there! We have made huge progress on the fireplace & built ins.
The worst part of the built in was getting the last amount of paint out of the grain. We still didn’t get it all, but decided to leave it for our sanity! We decided to attack our other built in too, but I will do a separate post on that one with all the supplies we used as well.
We used provincial hickory stain since that was the color of the hardwood floor we picked out. It isn’t too red, which we liked. We rubbed it with Tung oil because we didn’t want a shiny glossy finish.
Here is the before & after!