I had the good luck of stumbling upon this fantastic sideboard the other day. It is gorgeous! The rounded shape on the top, the way the bottom drawer is slightly recessed and the fluted legs. All gorgeous! Of course, the piece needs a lot of work. In particular, the top is in really bad shape. Here are a few pics.
The sideboard was part of a set. There was a china cabinet and small buffet but both were too far gone to save! The cabinet had a huge piece missing from the top and the buffet was missing a drawer. Such a shame!
I’ve done a few sideboards in the past. The Midnight Sideboard (POST HERE)
and the French Gray and Gold Sideboard (POST HERE)
I’m excited to get my hands on this one!
You are a brave but talented woman!
I would never even think to undertake such a project. But I know you will work your magic and it will be gorgeous when you are done.
Brave or crazy lol! Thanks!
I just know this is going to turn out beautiful.
Thank you, Mary!
I can’t wait to see what this one will look like!! It is so wonderful that you can save some of these pieces with your talent and creativity.
This is right up your alley! I cannot wait to see how you will bring this hidden treasure back to life!
Thanks, Jeannie! It is right up my alley!
What did you use to distress it?
Now, that’s funny!
Love the look of these pieces!! You do great work! My question would be when finishing dark pieces what do you use for a top coat? Wax, poly? wax always created streaks and poly always looks hazy when I attempt the dark & bright colored finished.
Hi AJ, I use General Finishes Flat Out Flat topcoat – it’s wonderful stuff!
Good lord! what did those people do with that sideboard? Slaughter hogs on it? From the front it looks perfect. Well, as usual I cannot wait to see what you do with it. Received my Annie Sloan email today re: working with dark wax. She made it sound so easy to accomplish.
OK girlfriend go do your magic!
Hi Linda – So funny! I know, right? I mean, what do people do to their poor furniture?! I also saw the AS video and actually want to use her new white wax. It looks awesome!
All of your pieces are beautiful. Can’t wait to see this one!
Thanks so much, Vickie!
OMG I’ve seen some abused pieces but that’s pretty awful! I know it’s in good hands with you and it will be beautiful again soon. If you’re interested in other two pieces I have an idea; For the buffet a simple fix would be to remove the existing drawer and make shelves and for the china cabinet just remove the broken trim piece all together it looks to be only decorative. Just a thought!
Hi Annie, Honestly, the work involved isn’t worth it (sad but true). The top piece really needs a true carpenter and I’m not too keen on the drawer made into a shelf (I’ve seen that before). Oh, well! Sometimes some are just too far gone 🙁