Last week I told you about a little road trip hubby and I took to pick up an antique sideboard. I may have mentioned before that hubby doesn't share my enthusiasm for old things, but he's very supportive of my many decorating ideas. I love him for that.
At first glance I knew this piece was just the right size for our foyer, and would be a most excellent replacement for the bench that's been calling this spot home.
A face lift was in order, as this special sideboard has been loved for many years. There were lots of little scratches and nicks and I was envisioning a nice fresh coat of paint.
Gettysburg Grey, a neutral with a touch of green, turned out to be my color of choice.
After a good cleaning and a little exploration (of the kitty kind), the dis-assembly began.
I decided to reuse the drawer pulls but sprayed them with a hammered black finish. It's the same finish I used for these last September. I forgot to take a closeup "after" photo.
Since the original finish was glossy in some areas, a coat of primer was necessary.
Then, two coats of paint and several cups of coffee later......
a new look for an old sideboard.
I really don't enjoy painting but I adore the end result, so it's worth every single brush stroke to me.
It was great fun to scour the house for accessories (that's my favorite part). I'm happy with this for now, but there will certainly be some more fiddling before I call it done.
I am in love with my new sideboard and Butterscotch likes it too.