Hello my lovely friends! I’ve been hanging onto this makeover until today’s Furniture Fixer Uppers post with my blogging buddies (see their makeovers at the bottom) – it shows you what a difference a simple paint job can do to a piece with so much potential…
This antique sideboard came from a sweet couple who also sold me this desk I painted awhile back.
Here’s the inside – you can kind of see there’s a small hole in the lower back. I filled it (and the chip on the front bottom of the left door) with wood filler and then sanded it smooth. Thankfully that’s all the repairs that were needed this time.
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I knew the details would really pop with white paint and distressing.
Then came a big old mess because I sanded, sanded, sanded to bring out the contrast on all those beautiful lines and curves.
Doesn’t she almost steal the show?
To finish this sideboard makeover, it was protected with Fusion Mineral Paint Tough Coat topcoat. (Pssst… Post update: Now I always use Annie Sloan’s wax as a topcoat after using Chalk Paint. Discover my best tips for How to Chalk Paint Furniture and Apply Wax here.)
The backsplash, legs, and bottom are my favorites. Oh and I had to leave the original hardware alone because it was perfect as-is!Over time I’ve learned that not every piece needs to have all the pretty “extras” like stencils, graphics, decoupage, etc. – although those are definitely fun to do sometimes. Some pieces like this one deserve a simpler makeover like one paint color and distressing.
Here’s a reminder of the Before of this painted antique sideboard makeover:
And now it’s time for Furniture Fixer Uppers with my creative blogging friends.Below are the Before photos – click the links underneath to see the Afters and to learn how they did it. I know you’ll be inspired!
Thanks for hanging out here today and checking out my latest project – I’d love it if you’d share this post or leave a comment below!