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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New (old) Sideboard!

 Ugly is not an appropriate word for this first picture. It was in really bad shape, but just had to try to do something with it. So, first state was just to clean and get ready to prime. I wasn't going to waste any time or effort on sanding! lol
 Another view of just how bad it was!
 So much better after priming with two coats of latex Kilz, Now it is beginning to look better to me.
 Some of the guides on the drawers had to be fixed and one was completely missing, here they are with the primer.
 I used a very soft blue for the base, (it was a mixture of some left over paint and i just blended until I liked the color) I saw a sideboard in Kirklands that gave me the idea for the color.
 Looking so much better, I was beginning to get excited to see the final product at this point.
 The top actually had some raised places in it, but after painted, they didn't show up very much.


 Here is the after, I was so busy I didn't take any pictures of the process. But it was just an antique stain that I mixed with regular house paint and glaze. Just brushed it on and wiped it off. Two coats of water base poly plus the hardware was spray painted with hammered bronze and I was finished!
 Sammy has to be in all the pictures to, he laid up in the cabinet when I didn't have the drawers in there.
He doesn't go with the new (old) sideboard.
The new owners will pick it up in the morning and finally I will have more space in my garage for yet another garage sale treasure.
Thank you for stopping by! Check out Whassup  Wednesdays over at Kara's.  Also check out Metamorphosis Monday. Links follow: You will be inspired.

http://www.elements-interiors.net/2011/05/whassup-18.html
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2011/05/tole-chandelier-for-office-welcome-to.html

7 comments:

Regina from The Queenly Abode said...

Hi Shirley, what a wonderful transformation, you can tell you worked very hard on the sideboard!
have a great day,
Regina
p.s. love your precious poodles!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The dresser turned out fabulous. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Caroline (Piorra Maison) said...

Great job. It is quite time consuming but in the end it is all worth it.
Caroline

Sherry said...

you could have left the old lady out of the picture. It would have turned out better. Just kidding. Love you.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your sideboard looks so much better. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice compliment. I just took a peek around your other blogs, very inspiring. I'm a new follower.
Blessings
Rosemary

angelo h said...

Lovely! Your really very creative. Great job! :)

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Rooms by Ann said...

You did a really great job. It turned out beautiful.