Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Sideboard

I picked this piece up a couple weeks ago along with a matching dining set. To be honest, the dining set was fairly disappointing and I rather regret buying it, but the sideboard was really quite nice. It's actually the base to a china hutch, but I knew it could be so much more.
      So this is a pretty dramatic transformation. First, I filled in and sanded out that silly floral carving that was doing the piece no favors. Next I added the pine top, with trim. I sanded and painted the case in a custom chalk paint with Behr's Crisp Ginger Ale (one of my new favorite colors). I very lightly sanded the corners and then finished with a wet wax technique that's subtle but gives it just a touch of extra patina and a nice velvety finish. I painted the inside in a lovely creamy white that compliments the greeny-yellow perfectly. It was a wrench to let it go because I really wanted to keep it for myself, but I just have no spot for it. 

Jusstt a little sneak peek for some big news I'll be sharing with you in the next couple days. Stay tuned, it's exciting. 


  1. Stellar transformation! Can't wait to hear the big news!

  2. Anonymous7/22/2014

    Incredible....absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.