I've finally finished the antique walnut French Provincial sideboard that I scored for $60 from eBay. I've had sitting in my carport since April and was a bit nervous about starting until I was 100% sure my skills were worthy of this beautiful piece.
I'm so happy to have this in my dining room at last. I love everything about this piece of furniture. The walnut top is beautiful. The varnish was very damaged so I stripped it all off and the wood was so beautiful that I've just waxed it and it's so silky smooth to touch.
The shape of the mouldings, the slight chalkiness of the paint, the vintage porcelain cabinet knobs from Limoges France, the great storage ....all perfect.
Here it is before - I loved the shape of it but really hated the streakiness of the walnut on the front doors. Also the handles were just not right for this piece of furniture.
and I can't resist one more peek....
I still need to sort my dining table out and hang my Laura Matthews' painting up on the side wall but will do that when I get back from my trip to America (will post about that exciting venture soon).
Hope you're all having a great day.