Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Antique Sideboard Makeover

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a nice Valentines Day yesterday.  We celebrated a day early since my husband had to work then.  He was good to me and bought me roses, candy and took me out to lunch.  It was fun!  After the kids got home from school, we gave them their treats (including the dog).  Ha!  Now, I really need to walk off all those bad calories from the sweets I've been snacking on.  Yikes! 

I managed to do another project with things I already had on hand.  I repainted the sideboard in my dining room.  I wanted a softer color, so I chose the same gray color that I've used on other furniture makeovers. 


I am so glad that I made this change!  It gives the room a much softer feel now.



It brings out some of the carving in the wood too.


(That's a shadow, not the paint)

It has very old hardware that I left on it too.


The front legs are twisted, which I love.


Here is the before (a pic from last Fall).


And here is the after.......now!


Paint color:  Sherwin Williams, Fawn Brindle (#7640)
Paste Finishing Wax:  Minwax, Dark

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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34 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE the change Kelly!! It looks so pretty and definitely softened things up! Beautiful job!

Debbiedoo's said...

Looks so pretty Kelly. It sure does looks softer and goes nicely in the room. Your soooo good!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

oh! it is sooo pretty!! I love it Kelly~what a nice makeover. The piece has nice details that were enhanced with the paint job.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nice and I will get to see it in person.

Holly said...

Very, very pretty Kelly. I love that grey and you have beautiful wood floors too.

Scribbler said...

This piece has great lines, and I like the barley twist legs, too. Nice job.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow ~ it gives a totally different look painted, Kelly! Very soft and light. I love your lampshades, too!

Dorie said...

Oooh Kelly! I love it! Your right, the new color is perfect for the room! And I love the sweet little mirror on it!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Great job, Kelly. I wish I had the nerve to paint some of my old oak pieces! blessings ~ Tanna

Andrea said...

looks great! I can't wait to get started on the many, many furniture paint projects that I have around the house. I just have to be able to bend first =) Here's hoping this new baby will be a great napper and let Mom do a few projects here and there =)

Maria Elena said...

Kelly, it looks gorgeous! What a difference! You are giving me something to think about! LOL

Deserae said...

Wow,it looks so gogrous!!!! Love that color too ;o) LOL
~Des

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

This is just so pretty Kelly. But I have to admit that I was looking at your gorgeous floors too. I would die for dark hardwoods like yours...not sure if I'll ever get them. :o) Glad your Valentine's Day was good!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the detail in this piece. Nice job.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So lovely! I have a dresser to paint and keep vacillating between dark & light ...

Now you have me thinking light again!

Linda

Carole said...

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angel said...

This is very beautiful and there was something else that caught my eye. The picture where you can see outside your balcony window. Your home looks cozy on the inside and it looks wintery on the outside. :)

Teresa@Magazine Your Home said...

That looks gorgeous!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a gorgeous makeover, Kelly!! I love the color...everything looks so sweet and serene. You know I adore the candle holders. So pretty!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,
Beautiful!
What a great makeover...
Love the lamps as well!
All the Best,
Christine

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kelly,

That is simply beautiful! I love your candles. Thanks for sharing.

blessings,
karianne

At The Picket Fence said...

That looks just gorgeous Kelly! It really does bring out the beautiful detailing so much more. Well done girl! :-)
Vanessa

delightfuleclecticabode.com said...

Hi Kelly,

Love the change! I'm going crazy myself with painting everything light. I love your style Kelly. I am having a dilema. I have a red accent wall (that I'm tired of) and a maple fireplace. My walls are gold and I have glass tables and 2 red couches. I want to paint the living room and paint the fireplace but not sure what colors. I love my kitchen. I painted it a sort of lime artichoke color and it looks great with black and white but not sure how to carry the color to the living room. Do you have an email where I could send some pics. If anyone has any suggestions, I would really appreciate it.

Thanks, Sandy

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Suzy said...

I loved it before, but love it so much more now! You're right - it really does soften up the room. I have a giveaway going on, if you're interested. http://worthingcourt.blogspot.com/2012/02/little-switcharoo-and-giveaway.html
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Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

What a wonderful change! I love the details in the sideboard. Beautiful transformation.

Rooms by Ann said...

It look's beautiful, you chose just the right color.Thanks for posting

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It looks great in the new color Kelly!

Babs said...

Kelly, Your sideboard looks sooo good. I like the color. Did you just paint it and then when it was dry..go over it with the finishing wax? No distressing? It's very nice and really lightens the space.

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lindajlue@yahoo.com said...

Very pretty. I love the lamp shades. Did you make those?

Linda

Invest Antiques said...

Gorgeous makeover of sideboards. Its looking so cool. I adore lamps and carving in the wood too. Thanks a lot to share your blog.
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