Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Midcentury Modern Sideboard in Green

As a rule I'm not a huge fan of midcentury modern furniture. Certainly it's well built and has graceful lines, but I tend to lean more towards Federal revival, victorian, and empire. That doesn't mean, however, that I won't snap up a great piece of MCM furniture if I stumble upon it. I found this lovely solid teak sideboard at a shop in Niantic last week. It just oozed potential, and I just had to have it.

          I sanded the teak top and the large center drawers, because this wood grain is way too good to cover up! I painted the case in a custom mixed green I cooked up last week; It's called 'Envy'.  I played up the elaborate carved side drawers by painting the central raised portion in a paler shade of blue green called 'Constellation'. I kept the original drawer pulls because I like how the time earned patina on the brass plays against the bold green paint. I liberally distressed the case and sealed it with dark wax.

1 comment:

  1. I don't usually like a paint job on a mid-century modern piece (because I love MCM and I'm a purist), but this is beautiful and, in my opinion, an improvement on the original piece.