Vintage Sideboard Restored

When DesignItGirl Nicole spotted this sideboard on the roadside, she was on her way to work.  “I didn’t have time to stop and lug that huge piece of vintage into my truck,” she laments.  “I prayed she would be waiting for me and the (bad) garbage man didn’t take her. Sure enough there she was waiting for me on my way home from work.”

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The piece was high quality, an actual Hobey Helen Baker sideboard.  Nicole worked hard to sand down the finish.  She painted it a pretty white, “Snowbound White” by Sherwin Williams.  She kept the original hardware, since it had such a pleasing aged patina.  Isn’t it a gorgeous sideboard?

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Find out more about this vintage sideboard makeover at DesignItGirl.


Vintage Cabinet Update

This vintage cabinet came to Nicki at Favorite Things by way of her friend’s basement.  Even though the cabinet was in in really, really bad shape, Nicki was smitten.  She took it home, and began the long process of fixing it up.

The cabinet had some pretty bad structural damage that Nicki’s husband was able to help repair.  Then Nicki went to work with a can of paint.  The results are nothing short of breathtaking!  Nicki now has a beautiful, antique sideboard with cool details like twine-wrapped knobs.

You can get more details on this incredible makeover at Favorite Things.

Distressed Black Buffet

Charlene from Finally Doing What I Love got this great buffet from a friend for free. She had been wanting one of these for years and was glad to take it – peeling veneer and all!

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Charlene stripped off the veneer and sanded until the wood was nice and smooth before painting and distressing. Since the doors were badly bowed, Charlene rolled with it and simply replaced them with baskets. With the peeling veneer, many people would have overlooked the potential in this piece. However, I love how Charlene fixed it right up and now has a buffet she can treasure for years!

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Get the details at Finally Doing What I Love.

Painted Sideboard

When Amy from A Nest For All Seasons saw this old sideboard sitting curbside, she knew she had to have it. However, the sideboard’s placement on the front street of her little town made this is one occasion when she was actually embarrassed to snatch something from the side of the street. Amy took the plunge though because the sideboard was just that cool.

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Amy used a strie technique with craft paints and wood stain to give the sideboard a whole new look. While the finish mimics the appearance of weathered paint, the hardware gives the piece a contemporary edge. Amy decked out the refabbed sideboard with a cool garden theme complete with an herb drying rack and custom artwork.

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Read more at A Nest For All Seasons.