December 13, 2013 by Terry
A while ago I had posted about an antique sideboard that I had given a makeover to but the pictures on the post were somehow erased so I thought I would re post with the pictures this time…Enjoy…
Today I’d like to share with you my first try using chalk paint. I found this antique sideboard at a thrift store and saw great potential in it. Living where I do in a small Alberta town here in Canada it isn’t easy to find such things as milk paint or chalk paint. So when I was browsing around a antique store and saw that they were selling these types of paint I got super excited!!! I didn’t have to make my own anymore…Yeay!!!!
Notice the “out of place” looking faux glass knobs on this piece…far too “light” and small feeling for such a heavy piece. This sideboard is anything but delicate looking.
So….I loaded her up, took her home and gave her a couple coats of chalk paint in wheat grass yellow and after some sanding went over it with antiquing wax to finish her off.
To make her a little more unique I gave her the salvaged door handles off of a hundred year old house that sits across the way from the farm I grew up on….I did use them at one point as coat hooks in my front entryway, but they were perfect scale for this piece…..
The smaller pulls on the drawers I bought at an antique store in a small town close by…I loooove that place!!!
Once again, these photos were taken a while ago with just my cell phone…sorry for the dark, poor quality….
I have been enjoying this piece in my home for some time now but she is for sale. Tonnes of storage inside so if she doesn’t go right away I won’t be sad! If anyone is interested though you can contact me through my e-mail.
I hope you have a warm weekend!
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