Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fleur de Lis Sideboard Reveal

I've been working on this beauty of a vintage sideboard for a while and I am so please with how it finally turned out. The height isn't quite right for where it could go in our house so I'm selling it but I'll be sad to part with it.

Remember how it was mahogany before?

I stripped the top and sanded (and sanded and sanded) back to the most beautiful wood that I then gave a couple of coats of walnut satin and varnish.  The rest of the sideboard I lightly sanded and primed then painted Dulux's Limed White Quarter strength - getting a lot of use out of this colour!  I removed the panel on the doors and hand painted a fleur de lis on both and then on the doors I used green masking tape to create a lattice pattern and painted with Limed White full strength. I then lightly distressed everything.

I replaced the drawer handles as the originals had one broken and were a bit overpowering once the sideboard was painted.

I think if I was keeping it I wouldn't use the backing mirror but to give the buyer that option I painted it also.

Inside the top drawer is a cutlery insert. All so lovely as well as functional.

So what do you think?



  1. oooh that turned out so pretty! it was hard to see the details in the thumbnail- love how you painted the doors!

  2. Love the transformation! That piece of furniture is gorgeous!

  3. i think you did a great job the after looks so much prettier

  4. That is beautiful!! So fresh and updated!

  5. Gorgeous! What a beautiful piece to begin with. But you really made it unique! Nice work. Visiting form Miss Mustard Seed.
    Scissors & Spatulas

  6. OMG this is beautiful! I'm loving the pattern and the applique added to it, how creative!

  7. it looks beautiful. i would love it if you shared this at my party. i have a party that goes from tues-thurs.

  8. What a sweet charmer you have there! I love how you painted the lattice pattern on the doors- it looks amazing. Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  9. it looks fantastic! i love the shape of it, and the accents in the panels are a great idea!

  10. Really a great piece love how it turned out.

  11. thanks so much for sharing this at my party! i'm your newest follower, love your blog. =)

  12. that is gorgeous, and I am going to steal that idea, if you don't mind !! I LOVE it !! thanks for sharing. You ARE VERY TALENTED :-)


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