Our kitchen remodel is going strong and it’s time to make some changes. One of the pieces in our kitchen is my vintage sideboard. I have had this handsome server for several years and hadn’t had the time to give it a makeover. My personal things always come last. tsk. So, for today’s Themed Furniture Makeover, which the topic is CHOCOLATE, I decided it was high time to get ‘er done.
Since we have 6 kids (and homeschool), our table space is somewhat limited. We have our custom farmhouse table that I recently refinished (you can see it HERE), but at one point I bought a Duncan Phyfe extension table hoping to enlarge our seating capacity. The table was a no-go due to our dining area dimensions, so I sold it. But… I kept the matching sideboard.
Over the years, it has held our homeschool materials and served us well. I would sit and daydream…”One day I will finally give you the makeover you deserve”.
Today’s the day! I have decided to part with my gem. (gasp!) When we pulled it out from our dining area, I loved the extra light. We have always planned a built-in for that space anyway, so out she goes.
Though it’s missing some pulls, damage to the legs and doors, and just needing some TLC. The top was in great shape with some very large scratches, but those would come out easily.
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I grabbed my orbital sander and got to work taking it down to raw wood.
Once the top was finished with a poly topcoat, it was time for the cabinet. I decided to use DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Lace, since it’s very much like my favorite antique white and easy to use. By the way, yes, I realize the theme is chocolate, but I’m getting there. Hang on! tee hee.
Once the cabinet was painted and cured, it was time to add my chocolate glazing. (see I told ya!) This is the same method I used on our garage door (recipe here) and on the piano face turned transom in our bedroom remodel. Easy-peasy.
Whenever I’m glazing I have the Karate Kid guy, Mr. Miyagi, in my head saying, “Wipe on, wipe off”. Bet that takes you back…and if you have no idea what I’m talking about then you’re missing out. tsk.
Next, it was time for the pulls. I used Rust-Oleum Heirloom White to spray the pulls and then glazed them as well.
Question: Is it just me or do those pull pieces in the background look like white nipples to you? Ahahahaha…I couldn’t help but point out what I saw! Sorry. hee hee.
Back to sideboard…ahem.
Well, the hardware on the doors had been a booger ever since I owned it, so I whipped out my Dremel and ground them down to fit. Wouldn’t you know I fix it when I’m not going to keep it. That’s how it always works, right?
I distressed and then added the topcoat to the cabinet to give it extra protection, and we’re done!
I love the classic lines of this piece and if it had been in better shape, would have been pretty refinished to all wood. Check out that top…
…sigh. So pretty, isn’t it?
The glazing adds depth to the paint and brings all all the gorgeous detail. I had fun staging with my faux boxwood wreath. It even lights up and is perfect for outdoors.
I choose to replace the missing pulls with two glass knobs since I like to keep original pulls with a piece as much as possible. I think the contrast adds character.
Well, I said I wasn’t keeping this gem, so if you’re interested in making this vintage sideboard your own, you can find it in my shop. (SOLD!)
Sometimes furniture gets worn and dated and a little bit of DIY attitude can go a long way. Do pin and share to inspire others! ♥
Next week, I’ll be sharing with you how to take these flea market finds and turn them into farmhouse decor. Stay tuned!
Before you head off, be sure to check out all the CHOCOLATE themed furniture makeover goodness!
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