Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sideboard Makeover


Popping in with a quick makeover of this giant sideboard I built back in February.  As you can see I originally left the wood natural only sealing it with clear polyurethane but I always knew it needed some color.


I mixed equal parts of two Americana Decor chalky finish colors together to get the most beautiful midnight blue that really helps the copper hardware stand out:




The wood was beautiful before but in this situation I think it's even better painted:



Americana Decor chalky paint is extremely user friendly, I didn't even move the sideboard out of the room.  I removed the long copper pipe pieces and covered the remaining hardware with tape then did quick light sanding of the polyurethane that was previously applied.

I took both pots of paint and mixed them in one larger bucket then applied the paint using a foam roller:



After the paint is dry seal everything with clear wax then buff it out.



This sideboard has TONS of great storage.  The plans to build your own are here.


Disclaimer:  I was provided product and/or compensation from DecoArt for this post however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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TDC Before and After

10 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! The color indeed makes the beautiful hardware stand out, lovely!

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  2. It's just beautiful! I love the color you have chosen :)

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  4. I loved the piece before but it's just stunning now. The dark color really highlights it - and makes those copper pulls pop.

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  5. Love this colour! Where is this product sold? Im in Canada, I know Micheals carries the smaller paint do they also carry the larger pots? I have a largish china cabinet/hutch I'm wanting to paint with chalk paint.

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  6. Love how your sideboard turned out! That copper color with the dark paint underneath looks so sharp! Found your blog via the Thrifty Decor Chick link up! I have some serious blog stalking to do! Your home looks lovely!

    Annie- All Things Big and Small

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  7. Loved this sideboard and the colour you achieved. I tried to paint a piece of furniture with the same ratio 1:1 of Legacy and Relic, but it didn't look nearly as dark as yours. The colour that came out was much closer to Legacy. I painted over an oak cabinet that was a medium brown colour, but even after two layers I still can't get to this colour. Any tips? What about using Honor with a bit of Relic?

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    1. Hmm I definitely mixed 1:1 of Relic and Legacy. Once dry I did seal the whole piece with clear wax as mentioned and that will make the paint darker. Perhaps try a small patch with the wax? Also yes Honor would definitely be darker. Good luck!

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    2. Good to know - I bought the DecoArt Clear Wax but was holding off until I was sure about the colour. I might try the Honor colour with some Relic before I seal it in, because it's really blue right now. Thanks!

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