i have this bookshelf, i think made of pine ( i filed one board and its almost white) , that i want to repaint in other color.

the problem is it covered with varnish that changed its color to dark yellow/orange, so my first step if to remove it (will take some time, “unfortunately, im not in quarantine yet 🙂 )

then, and here i need your experience, i want to paint it some kind of turquoise, but want to keep the wood details. any suggestion for a certain type of color that do the trick?

second, i want to also seal it from water. do i need to put a layer of varnish, and if so, what type wont change the color (dramatically?!)?

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