Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Oh so pretty white sideboard

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. 

White painted sideboard french style Lilyfield Life

The details and shape are so romantic!

White painted sideboard french style Lilyfield Life

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.

placing timber mouldings

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.

White painted sideboard french style Lilyfield Life

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. 

White painted sideboard french style Lilyfield Life
White painted sideboard french style Lilyfield Life

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!

timber sideboard

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.

Lilyfield Life Link party - paint Parade

see you here tomorrow then?? right...
Fiona xx

26 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous Fiona. I love the mouldings they look like they've always been there. Look forward to linking up tomorrow :) Jo x

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    1. thanks so much Jo, i'm pleased with how the mouldings turned out!

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  2. hi Fiona, I'm with Jo, it's beautiful and you have done a gorgeous job with the paint and adding mouldings. They look perfect. Hope it sells quickly for you. Wish I lived closer...
    Beth

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    1. thanks Beth, I thought it needed mouldings as soon as I saw it. Shame it wasn't right for my client but hopefully someone else will fall in love with it.
      Fiona xx

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  3. Fabulous job sweetheart....really reallly nice Katerina

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    1. thanks Katerina - she (definitely a girl, this sideboard) scrubbed up well! Fiona x

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  4. Fiona , is that a pitcher from Horgans ???? love it ! Katerina

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    1. hi Katerina, the taupe jug with the flowers in it? my friend bought it for me from Bed Bath n Table. I am pretty sure they still have them and last time I looked they were on sale for around $15 in taupe and white as well. I love it also. cheers fiona

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  5. looking forward to your Paint Parade. Hope that it generates lots of local and international interest!

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    1. me too Veronica- I was a bit nervous that there'd be about 3 links!

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  6. The mouldings look amazing - you "antiqued" them so well. You are so clever at this sort of thing. I am painting too - walls, not furniture!!!

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    1. thanks Petra, Walls aren't nearly so much fun but still great for a change in your room. what colour are you using?

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    1. thanks Alison -and I love the edge of the side how it's chiselled. so pretty and unusual.

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  8. Another beautiful piece from you Fiona. I just love it! Well done
    Jess x

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  9. i love this one! just so pretty- those legs!

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    1. thanks Cassie - She's got legs...and she knows how to use them..

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  10. Such a gorgeous vintage piece! ... And I love a good party!

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    1. Thanks Sharon – can’t wait to see what you link up

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    1. Thank you Monica – I’m pleased with how pretty it’s turned out.
      Fiona x

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    1. thank you Brandi! it turned out well and has sold already so that's always good news. have a great weekend
      Fiona

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  13. I love the added details!! This piece is BEAUTIFUL Come link up at my Paint Party! http://startathome.blogspot.com/2013/06/paint-party.html

    HOpe to see you soon
    Brooke

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    1. thanks so much Brooke, I'll link up now
      cheers Fiona

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