Getting rid of orange stain on pine?



When we moved into our house, we inherited some fitted wardrobes in the spare room, which are great for storage, but are made of pine (I think), which has been stained orange.

The carpet is green, and I have just finished some clover printed curtains. We have a bedspread which is patchwork vintage style mixing pale green and rose pink and cream.

The carpet is adequate, and I am planning on painting the walls this weekend. I had wanted to do them a dusky rose pink, quite pale though to keep the room bright, but it would clash horribly with the orange pine.

Our idea was to eventually strip the pine back, and limewash to keep the grain, but make them paler. However, we had a decorator in, and he said that we wouldn't be able to do that because the varnish would have soaked into the wood.

Any ideas for getting rid of the orange, and turning it into something less offensive that would tie in with the vintage rose/pale green scheme?

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12 Jul 2004
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"ANTIQUE PINE" varnish/stain especialy oil based is the most likley cause of the yellowing

assuming you have a framework with doors why not remove the doors strip the doors finnish as you like with trial and error deciding what works

and just rub down and paint the frame to match the room keeping in mind all the choices you are going to throw at the doors ;)

for example limewash doors and 2 shades darker green on the frame

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