First we have this magnificent Federal style c.1940 mahogany sideboard. It's the best one I've ever had. The form is a particular favorite of mine, refined, just a bit whimsical, and utterly drop dead-knock your socks off elegant. I got the piece from the MIT Furniture Exchange in Cambridge. My pal Julie essentially used it as a lure to finally get me up there to see all the awesome things they have going on. If you're in the Boston area, there's no way there's a better source for furniture for
refinishing. SO MUCH COOL STUFF!! And the gals that work there are wicked nice to boot.
A pair of dear clients of mine snapped up the sideboard as soon as I sent them a picture. I knew they'd been hunting for a while for the perfect piece for their gorgeous dining room. And I won't lie, I'm thrilled this wonderful piece is going to live in such a spectacular room, it deserves it.
We went with an antique cream for the case, Cream Froth, and a bold take-no-prisoners blue for the interior. We opted to keep the original drawer pulls because, I mean really, they're obscenely lovely, and I refinished the mahogany top nice and dark and shiny and smooth. One of these days I'm going to find another of these sideboards and keep it for myself, and I'm going to paint it spicy pale green...and have to redecorate my entire house to make room for it. A gal can dream!