Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Another Lovely Sideboard!

I don't know about you, but there are just some pieces of furniture that just speak to me. Sideboards are one of these pieces. I just love them. 
I love how even though they are all basically the same, they each have their own character. 
Mostly I love their legs. 
But there are so many quirks in each. 
Luckily I found one that was just so different I am going to have a terrible time giving it up. 
Here is what she looked like when I "found" her. 
 Isn't she lovely? 
Actually my husband found her and basically told me to go get her and bring her home! 
He's wonderful :) 
So I went and brought her home. 
I was a bit rough on her..stripped her down to nothing and then lovingly sanded her, gave her top a deep walnut stain and painted her inside and out. 
 Can you see why I love love LOVE them?

 These are the original pulls. I can't begin to tell you how dirty they were. One of these days I'm going to share the secret to taking these babies from gross to glorious! 
(hint, vinegar)
 Legs...need I say more? ;)
 Now this is what is different.. I've never seen one that folds down like this. Have you? 
I've seen drawers and doors and lots of combinations of them...but none that fold down. I love that :)
 I added this wonderful material to the drawer. It originally had the green faded torn felt. I thought it needed an update.

 Nice and open! 
I also painted it a bright and cheery yellow. I thought the combination of the two (cream and yellow) went well together. What do you think?
 The details are subtle, but to me that makes it all that more classic and lovely. Like she is just begging you to sit up and respect her.
 Ahhh finished the way she was really meant to be. :) 
A bit of the past, a bit of the present..and just perfect! 
Leave me a comment..you know we bloggers love knowing what you think :) 

13 comments:

  1. Beautifull....love the sidebar! I found you at my daughter's site, Trendy Treehouse, i would love to have you visit my blog,... Pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com. I am your newest follower on Linky.....have a wonderful day...NeeCee

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  2. Beautifull....love the sidebar! I found you at my daughter's site, Trendy Treehouse, i would love to have you visit my blog,... Pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com. I am your newest follower on Linky.....have a wonderful day...NeeCee

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    1. Thank you so much...will come and see you for sure :)

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  3. Do you realize how cool this is that the drawer flips down? Why? Because this would be a perfect media center. A flat tv on top and the DVD in the flip down area. You did a great job transforming it.

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    1. You know I never thought of that. Here I was thinking of some wine glasses and bottle of brandy..It must be the weekend..lol But great idea. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  4. Nice post dear
    Good blog
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  5. Love this I also like the fabric you added. Beautiful piece.

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    1. Thank you! I had just enough fabric left over from the finished couch to fit that drawer :)

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  6. where do you get these cool pieces - awesome job. Love the actual furniture - and the redo looks awesome.

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    1. Thanks Mr. Smith :) This piece was "found" in an old shed that you can't see from the road behind an old shoes factory that is getting torn down. There are some more lovely pieces there that I am hoping the owner will be willing to let go of.

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  7. Your sideboard is really pretty! I have always loved dk walnut with paint. :)
    thanks for sharing at catch as catch can!
    gail

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  8. Beautiful and funny...I just finished one of these as well..however, mine was on the complete other end of the color spectrum...SMILES check it out...and follow if you please, I will be following you...thanks for the share
    http://cclrlycreative-finallydoingwhatilove.blogspot.com/2012/03/its-friday.html

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