October 17, 2016 by Terry
InFATuated indeed! I discovered a new line of paint last spring and I am absolutely loving it more and more each time I use it. (I am in no way being compensated to talk about this paint line)
I have been sitting on this 1920’s sideboard for a few years now and many of you have seen it in previous posts. It has been sitting half finished for 2 years in a sloppy coat of chalk paint in a plain white. I had experimented a little with wet distressing on the left side but wasn’t exactly pleased with where it was going so I quit for a while to gain a new perspective. A while turned into almost 2 years. U G H !
Because it is such a beautiful piece of furniture I wanted to do something timeless and classy. Trendy colours are fun and look amazing on pieces like this one but I didn’t want it to be just on trend and then need to be made over again.
Then when I discovered FAT paint and started using it more and more, I knew this is what I wanted to finish this sideboard with.
I decided to use Warm White FAT Paint with a clear wax finish. I did highlight the details with light distressing and dark wax.
I sanded down the entire piece to rid it of my past paint mistake and smooth everything out.
To be honest I was kinda loving it in it’s heavily distressed state but the beautiful details of the piece got lost and felt a little too busy.
I’m so happy with how it turned out. With a double waxing and a whole lot of buffing this is how she turned out!
G O R G E O U S ! ! !
The original hardware was very similar but needed to be replaced as they were either missing or broken and I could not find the same ones anywhere. I was lucky to find these last minute, I would be reduced to ceramic knobs without them and that would be just very wrong.
Just look at that shine! You can see it’s reflection in the top …
I did distress it here and there and even a little on the top so it wasn’t so perfect and looks like it has a bit of natural wear and tear.
The top drawers are lined with book pages and the cupboards are painted inside as well but I decided to leave the large middle drawer in it’s original state. I had to leave something original to it and it is in beautiful condition.
She has found a new home where she will be loved as much as I love her and is being delivered this week.
While I still have my favourite Milk Paint and mineral paint, FAT Paint has fast become a new favourite on my list! Have you tried it yet? (If you are local and want to give it a try you can find it here ask for Angie or Sean and they will hook you up.)