Saturday, May 7, 2011

Vintage Industrial Sideboard

While the kids played next to me making a cubby with a blanket over the saw-horses today I finished painting and distressing this old industrial piece. It's a beauty in it's vintage rustic-ness. If you get what I mean.  I painted the outside a teal/turquoise and the inside bright white. Then I've heavily distressed it and then applied dark brown wax.  I love how solid it is and it's simplicity.

I think it would be fabulous in a kitchen; great storage options.  The sideboard presents beautifully, with authentic rustic industrial character - including dints, variation, age wear, mild blemishes. It's sold and stable and the dovetailed drawers slide easily.

The wood was heavily marked with paint splatters and marks so I didn't think I could leave the top unpainted. Also this piece wasn't pretty in any way so I think leaving the wood dark and painting the rest wouldn't work.

And now:


Fiona xx


  1. Looks amazing! I love the distressing and multiple layers of paint look! Great job!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Turquois is one of my favorite colors, I love the way your piece came out. Nice job!

  3. the sideboard turned out great! love the bird too. thanks for sharing this at my party!!

  4. This looks great. I love the big shelves on the botton. great for lots of dishes or tablecloths. your distressing looks awesome!

  5. that color is amazing! beautiful, fiona!

  6. It's lovely! I love knicks, dings, etc!


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