Thursday, September 27, 2012

Classic Cottage Sideboard



It's been a while since I've painted a distressed white piece of furniture... When I first started painting furniture 5-6 years ago, I painted most pieces white or off-white and distressed them.  While not everything was painted this way, I started veering away to experiment and try new "looks". I'll go through phases of paint...like black furniture, a favorite paint color, etc.    
I usually have a vision in my head of what I want a piece of furniture to look like before I start painting and I didn't plan on painting this sideboard white, but I knew that I wanted to distress it and/or use dark wax or glaze to bring out all the details.  I started off mixing some custom colors with my paints and tried them out on some areas and just didn't like anything!

 I was using the white paint (ASCP Pure White) to mix colors with and when I put the white on a tester area, I loved the contrast with the dark wood and I knew that beautiful wood would come through after distressing the white away as well.  Sometimes a piece of furniture just dictates a certain paint treatment and I went with it...
 I love, love the dark wood on this piece and wanted to leave plenty of it to be seen so I left the drawer fronts and tops the natural wood.  I also added just a hint of color with some ASCP Florence, changed out the drawer knobs, and waxed/buffed it.
It's nice to go back to some "tried and true" paint treatments!  I'm also excited to announce that this sideboard and several other of my furniture pieces will be moving into SuzAnna's Antiques up in N. Raleigh (9300 Durant Rd.) tomorrow!  I'm starting off with a small booth for now, but I'm excited to start officially selling furniture in a retail location again...it's been a couple years with the big move and all!

Kristen

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41 comments:

Renae said...

That is so pretty! You did a fabulous job.

Laura said...

What a beautiful piece. You did a great job and congratulations on your feature at Common Ground-
that is how I found your blog this afternoon and what a treat!

Enjoyed visiting, and I am a new follower.

Laura
White Spray Paint

Anne Boykin said...

Beautiful! I love the way you let the natural wood show. Congrats on your space to sell things.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautifully done, Kristen! I love the lines to this piece and the detailing is wonderful. That's a great print or canvas sitting on top, too.

Andrea said...

gorgeous, and love the white!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is such a pretty transformation of your sideboard, Kristen. I am working on some ivory and dark stain projects with my husband--hope to have them done before too much longer! I love the combination of the dark and light colors together.

suzyq said...

Oh wow Kristen - this is gorgeous!
Love how you kept some of the wood - what a perfect blend!
Inspiring piece :)
Have a wonderful wknd
Hugs,
Suzan

Sara Pliske said...

Kristen - I love this sideboard and that you left some of the wood in it's natural state! I turned out beautiful :) Good luck with your new booth. I hope you have great success and lots of fun!! :)

Blessings - Sara

designeddecor said...

ABSOLUTLY beautiful!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

perfect paint technique, love the contrast, it's a gorgeous piece!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kristen...gorgeous, gorgeous...love how you kept some areas with the original wood stain.....Congrats on the booth and you know that I will be paying you a visit!!!
Much luck and success to you!!

Good Time Charlie said...

I just came here from Common Ground. This is just a gorgeous piece of furniture, and I love the way you detailed the paint right in with the stained wood. Gorgeous. I would love for you to link up at Redoux. I am one of Debra's Friday Party friends. Thank you for sharing! -K

Linda Primmer said...

Wow, you have some gorgeous decor. Love this piece! I came over from Common Ground. I am your newest follower.

Sarah said...

This piece is AMAZING. One of my favorites that you've done so far!

April said...

Love it! Hope all goes well at Suzanna's...I'll have to pop in there soon.

art is beauty said...

love this sideboard...Over from MMS.....such a beautiful piece.
hugs,
Karin
www.artisbeauty.net

~ Liz ~ said...

The contrast and the white highlighted by dark showing through with the distressing does the trick. Great eye and imagination. It's a treasure!
Liz

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOur sideboard is just stunning. I love the look of white and a richly stained piece! You really brought out the beauty in this piece!

Denise said...

I love the contrast between the two colors...it looks amazing!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Oh...I love this. It looks soooo great. I am a sucker for those kind of buffets. I have one myself and I can never resist them. I'd love it if you linked this up at my weekly party at Mod Vintage Life. Mod Mix Monday.

Suzy said...

It turned out beautifully! Congrats on opening your shop! Guess we'll all get to see it on Thrifting Day at the conference.

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Hi, I just found you. What a GREAT looking piece. I love that you left the dark for contrast. Really pretty and unique. It's great inspiration.

ShantyGirl said...

I recently did a piece where I left the drawers a natural wood and painted the rest of the dresser a greek blue, love love love this buffet and how you can see the grain in the wood amazing transfromation this is awesome!1
Sherry

Terry Moore said...

A girl after my own heart! I just finished my buffet and have it posted. I was going to go the route you took but decided to go all white with a dark top. Love the contrast on yours though.

Atta Girl Amy said...

I love this piece. And I'm excited about seeing your booth at Suzanna's!

Kelly said...

Amazing! i love the paint and wood mix, and the little bit of teal is so cute.

Jenny S said...

We are so excited to have you in the shop! Can't wait for you to move in today!!

Jody and Stan said...

What a beautiful technique you used on this cottage sideboard. Love it! Would love if you could share on Simple & Sweet Fridays. You would inspire everyone!
New Follower.

Jody

Honey at 2805 said...

It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your fabulous Fall inspiration and creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Just beautiful!
So nice to find you via Debra's blog!

All the best,
Anne

Vintage Street Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the choices you made in refinishing this cottage sideboard. Beautiful job!

Maria Morley said...

Wow -- this looks completely gorgeous. I love that you kept some of the wood in its natural state -- it really is such a beautiful color.

Something Special said...

Oh this piece is fabulous! I have a buffet that is very similar to this. A few years back I painted it distressed black and left the top wood grain. Now everyone is painted them white. I love how you did yours!

Karen said...

That is a gorgeous buffet and the paint treatment just made it shine.

Beth@Makemeprettyagain said...

Phenomenal job! Love how you kept some of the wood.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful job, kristen! i love the two toned look on this one and the way you did it. i am the same way- phases of colors or treatments, and when i started in 2007 most things i painted white. or aqua, because i will always love that color.

Debra from Bungalow said...

I used to have a buffet just like this....wish I still had it now. Great paint job!

Peggy Hale said...

Oh my gosh! What a stunning piece. I'm like you I just love the contrast between the white paint & dark wood and the details just pop! Won't you come by Totally Transformed Tuesday and share? I know my readers would love to see your work. Hugs, Peggy
pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com

Beth said...

WOW! This is pure genius and my jaw hit the floor when I seen it at Primitive & Proper link party. I HOPE I can find a piece like this and then remember to do it like this if I do! ;) I've long loved the wood tones with white paint, but this is just over the top stunning!

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

summerlandcottagestudio said...

Hi Kristen,
I need to find time to come visit more often.
This post is full of so many clever ideas and I especially like how you used electrical conduit for your bay window curtain rod!
Thank you for sharing,
paulette

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