hi everyone, Just a quick post this afternoon with my latest painted piece: a lovely white sideboard. The shape of this, and now with the added mouldings, is just so pretty. These photos do not do this piece justice unfortunately.
The details and shape are so romantic!
These photos are terrible of it as I really struggled to take good photos with the angle and the sunshine streaming in (but really I can't complain about sunshine mid winter!). I'm a bit short of space at the moment to take good photos. I had to stand on my bed to get the whole sideboard into the shot. (photo below - you will laugh)
I felt that the sideboard was a little plain so I added some lovely timber mouldings. I had fun working out which way looked best. I blue-tacked them into place on the backing board and took photos. Sometimes I find I can see things more clearly in a photo than in real life just looking at something. Rendering into two dimensions always helps me.
I chose the bottom configuration and glued them on with Tough as Nails. I then primed, painted and top coated the piece. I also gave it a good (for me) distressing to bring out the pretty features and used dark wax on the mouldings to make them pop.
I actually bought this sideboard for a commissioned piece for someone but it ended up being the wrong size and not suitable for what the lady wanted it for. I paid more than I usually do for this piece but I'm selling relatively cheaply as I don't really have space to store it. Please contact me if you are interested for price and details.
and because we all love a good before and after - here's the before. Photo from ebay - I forgot to snap one. I am out of practice!
Please drop by tomorrow for a new link party I am hosting: Paint Parade. I would love to have you link up your painted furniture projects. I'll be choosing my favourites and featuring them on my blog weekly.
see you here tomorrow then?? right...