Monday, December 19, 2011

My New Sideboard



I have been staying up all night every night scouring craigslist and searching high and low in every thrift shop in a 100 mile radius patiently waiting to find a sideboard for our dining room.  I know many of you liked the green piece that I was using (borrowed from my inventory), but it was not me.


It did look great with the gray, but again, just not me, and I wanted more storage as well and a true vintage piece, which this was not.  So I searched and searched and came up empty.  My good friend Emily found the perfect piece on craigslist for $75.  It was located near her so she even offered to pick it up for me since I couldn't get out that way with Emmy in the car, too.  So, being the amazing friend she is (seriously, everyone needs an Emily, kind of like everyone needs a Sven- click on the link if you don't know what I am talking about!), Emily picked it up and brought it home.  She was even going to bring it to me when we got together to craft the following week, but she got sick.  Chris went and picked it up from her when he was in her area and brought it home last week.  Here is the before....

Dutch Boy was kind enough to provide me with a couple of gallons of paint.  One of the choices I made was Lake Champlain in a satin finish, as I knew I would use it on the piece I finally would get for the dining room.  I sanded the piece, primed it, and gave it two coats of the paint.  This was my first experience with Dutch Boy paint, and it went on beautifully- the coverage was perfect and the finish smooth.
Once the paint dried, I distressed it with my electric sander and by hand in some areas where there was more detail.  Then I went over all of it with Minwax Golden Oak stain, rubbing on with one rag and off with another.
I had planned on using the original hardware, but I really didn't care for the knobs on the doors.  They are the small kind that have a backplate and always make me think boobies.  Sorry.  So I couldn't keep those.  I thought I would keep the drawer pulls only, but the metal was a weird silver non brass finish that I couldn't match, so I just replaced all of them.  The pulls I used are drop pulls I purchased several months ago on clearance form Anthropologie.  I love the classic look they add and I actually really like the black accents.  Here it is now!





Now that is SO much more me!!!
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91 comments:

SisterBatik said...

I love sideboards and I love, love, love that colour!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my gosh, that piece and color are fantastic!!!! Now please share with me how you are able to get these kind of transformations done with Christmas only a few days away????? I can't even get the laundry done! Love it, Cassie - enjoy!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

That one really is more you. Love the color, the knobs and the styling is fab! I know you will enjoy having more storage! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Cassie,
This color looks wonderful with the gray...beautiful makeover!!

Blessings,
Linda

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Gorgeous!! I have one very similar (which is right in front of me as I write this comment)...that I found on CL and had painted glossy white...it holds our flatscreen as I am too much of a wimp right now to drill into the plaster walls we just had repaired:) It works perfectly! Love the color you chose. Take care, Caroline

Allison@FabRehab said...

I have serious sideboard envy right now. I am DYING to find one like that to paint. So pretty!

Katie said...

Love the color and the black hardware is perfect!

Kirsty said...

Love that!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

perfection! i have a similar piece awaiting paint so it's kind of you to preview the color for me!!

merry, merry to you!

CountryBelle said...

Like the sideboard, but Love the Emily!!!! I need one of her!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Love the hardware, color and the great function of the piece. Looks great!

Maury said...

It's SO pretty Cassie! I love the blue and you distressed it just the right amount. I'm super jealous!

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

This is so pretty Cassie. The teardrop pulls are the perfect choice as well. I'm glad you found exactly what you wanted before the holidays. Have a great week ahead - and thanks for your guest post as well this week :)

Kara @ June & Bear said...

you have given me hope that someday i might actually find a sideboard on craig's list. yours is just beautiful. love everything about it.

Renee from Where the Grass is Greener said...

This is drop-dead gorgeous! I love how it looks in your new home...can't wait to see it in person (hint, hint).

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Hooray for you! It looks fabulous, and I think it fits your space much better. Great find!

gail said...

I knew you would find the perfect piece! And you did! I love everything about it Cassie! The color, the style. You did a fabulous job (as always my dear)
I love dutch boy paint! :)

gail

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I love that color! I'm so glad you found the perfect piece friend! Merry Christmas too you!!

lemondropdreams said...

Looks great! Love the blue and the pulls...perfect!

Katie said...

LOVE it!! This is definately more you! It looks so good - I adore those handles!! What a great deal!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

Cassie it's beautiful! I'm so glad you found a piece that's just perfect. Everyone does need an Emily!

The Painted Parlor said...

gorgeous!!! i LOVE that 'antique' sign too, how fun!

Chrissie said...

The buffet is beautiful. Just perfect for your space!I will never think about those knobs the same way again LOL!!!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Not only beautiful but lots of storage.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

really gorgeous color! I am going to have to pin that one as a reminder! I once had a sideboard like this....:( sold it. It does make me smile every time I see a similar one though- and I love the new hardware- it looks like jewelry! beautiful job. Your sign and pennant banner are adorable too.

studio1404 said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Cassie! I may have to start looking for one for myself!

Anneke {RustiChic} said...

Wow...it looks beautiful! I LOVE drop pulls!!! :-)

circadee.com said...

Gorgeous Cassie! I have been looking for a sideboard just like that (at a reasonable price) to do in duck egg blue. Something about the casters...I just love them.

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Wop! Wop!!! Love it! Awesome color and as you know, I'm a sucker for signs....love the sign on top!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Dang! You got lucky girl! $75, that's just crazy good. Love it way to go!

Ali Richardson said...

YES!!! YES!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my lord, I'm in LOVE!!!!!!

Kate said...

Love the pulls!! Great job!

Kelly at My Colorful Cottage said...

Wow Cassie that is GORGEOUS! it looks perfect in your dining room too:)

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Oh my goodness! Cassie this is gorgeous! I love the pulls and the color and the whole thing. I just want to hug it! The other piece was cute, but this is fabulous! Do you have another post on dining room that shows more pics? I haven't been bloggin lately. Hopefully I didn't miss out on too much!

Twice Nice said...

I have a similar style sideboard for myself that is still not finished (3 months after I bought it). You got yours last week and it is completed?! You are amazing, and it looks amazing. Deb

Kelly said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love it sitting up against your gray stripes. I'm your newest follower. :) So glad to have found your beautiful blog!

Jacqueline said...

I love it! I have the exact same sideboard in my garage and those knobs are the ones temporarily being used on my new dresser.

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

It is so you and I love how it fits the space. That color is wonderful.

The Rooster and The Hen said...

What a fantastic piece, I love it!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

SHAZAM! THAT IS SO GORGEOUS! YES, I AM SCREAMING AT YOU! You knocked it out of the park, over the river and into the well across the field past the last cow.

Meg and Mum's said...

Stunning!!!! I love the handles too. Those other ones really did look like boobs. That's just creepy. The colour
is perfect :)

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

LOVE it. perfect color. : )

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

NICE!! the knobs are great too, oh and so is the color!!

Becca said...

I LOVE this! The color is gorgeous, and it looks perfect in your space. The knobs are the crowning touch ... so unique! *Becca* (happily following along by way of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia)

www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Yep it's you and beautiful. I really like the sign on it too.

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

hi Cassie - it's gorgeous! and very you. I'm laughing out load about the boobies comment. hilarious. Jonty has had fevers all night and now snuggled on the couch. Sasha's around the corner playing at a friends and i'm working out what i still need to buy for christmas. hope you're having a lovely day.
cheers Fiona

DecorandtheDog said...

I really liked the green but you are right..this looks more like you!

samaa @ Honey Sweet Home said...

Wow that is a gorgeous find! I'm going nuts over it, sooo nice :) You did an amazing job transforming it, fabulous colour choice!

Kristen said...

I love how it turned out. Beautiful color and I love how you decorated it. The pendant garland is such a nice touch. Did you make that too?

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW, what a gorgeous piece you transformed. The color is beautiful!
Thank you for linking!
XO
Kristin

Queen of Chairs said...

I think you did a great job, the scale, color and age of the sideboard look great!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

It turned out lovely, such a pretty color!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Oh, it's beautiful! I love the color~Yay for free paint! The pulls are perfect with it, too.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Yup, it's all you! Gorgeous!!!

Good Time Charlie said...

What a snazzy lady she turned out to be! And might I add, her jewelery is mahvelous. Gorgeous!

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

Oh Cassie it is so beautiful! LOVE those pulls!

Catherine said...

The green sideboard is gorgeous, but the blue is just perfect! Every time I see your dining room with it's striped walls I'm in love.

17 Perth said...

Wow. It turned out great! I love the color and the knobs you chose. And literally laughed out loud at the reason why you didn't like the knobs that came on the furniture. Hilarious.

Deidre said...

LOVE THIS! GREAT COLOR:)Deidre~http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

I love it so much!!! Perfect color, perfect proportion, perfect style. I just love it!! It looks amazing against the stripes. Nicely done, friend!!! :)

A Vintage Vine said...

Addie is sick for a few days and I haven't been blogging...I missed this...WOW, I come back to find you busy as a bee..Cassie, this is a "most wonderful, beautiful, amazing piece ever"!!!! Love the color against the gray walls...Can u hear me giving you a standing ovation???

Revi said...

Just lovely! I'm enjoying watching your progress in your new home. :)
-Revi

Erin @ His and Hers said...

LOVE! The color and shape are perfect. And how fun are those pulls? :)

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

Cassie I love it!! It's perfect in that room. You have such a good eye for color. Would you link it up to my party??

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/12/latest-and-greatest-friday-10-christmas.html

Tammy @ Type A said...

gorgeous! love the color. and the sign is perfect!

Ruby Jean said...

PICTURE PERFECT!!!! this is GORGEOUS!!! I am coming over from Primp Wed. I would love to invite you over to share it here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-2-and-highlights/

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love it and the color is beautiful. i love the knobs you chose too!

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Yum!Yum! I am an aqua lover. This is devine =) What a beauty you turned her into. Love it.

Tina -middle of Canada said...

omg...wowsers!!!!

Katelyn said...

oh cassie- you know i love that! it is so beautiful!

Jamie said...

Wow! It looks amazing. I definitely need to find me and Emily!! I love your blog. I'm your newest follower. Would love you to stop by DIY Home Sweet Home

Jamie
http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/
P.S. I have a linky every Monday would love you to stop by Monday and link up.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

The transformation is amazing! What a difference color can make. I love the new blue, it's perfect. Happily following you!

~Shanon

insideways said...

Ooh great color - it really makes the awesome shape of the piece easier to appreciate :)

Fabulous job!!

Ashley said...

oooommmmgggg LOVE THIS!!!!

Amy said...

super cute! love the style and color

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Simply beautiful Cassie! Too bad you don't live nearby because I have the identical buffet, already painted blue, sitting in my garage. It has been there for months and I just can't seem to finish it! I would have given it to you in a heartbeat. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas! People like you make the blogworld special!

Jamie said...

Wow, really gorgeous! I've been looking for one just like it. Now maybe I'll get brave and try to upcycle one myself!

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

Pretty, pretty Cassie! Love the piece AND the great stripes behind it!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love it~ the color is perfect!!Well done!

Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com said...

Pretty! It's PERFECT! You totally impress me! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity!

Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com said...

PS I'm your newest follower and would love to have you follow me, too on your next visit!!! XO!

Mary - because i like to decorate said...

Beautiful! I am loving anything in the blue family these days. :)

Rita May said...

Great piece!!! I've been looking on craig's list all month
for a piece like that to fit into my DR niche. I love the color. maybe I'll have to rethink my painting choices.
I'm pinning it so that i don't forget. Great price too!!

KnitOne, PearlOnion said...

What a happy piece...great color!

Remodelaholic said...

Cassie! I am LOVING, (green with envy) of your fabulous dining room! Do you wanna come and do a guest post, or I would love to feature one of your posts about it! Let me know your thoughts!

Chris said...

Oh my GOODNESS! The color transformed the whole room. I love it all. It looks so beautiful! I have a few pieces that color in my house too, though I don't think I've blogged about it yet. I hope you will visit! :)
http://frecklefaceathome.blogspot.com/

rachel @ gilly grey said...

LOVE it Cassie! The green was nice, but this is absolutely gorgeous! Hope all is going well and 2012 treats you good!

Rachel
xoxo

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Love the style-- and paint color choice! So pretty in your dining room.

came over from the The Vintage Farmhouse- Creative things Thursday
...have a great day!

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Saw this sideboard over at The Vintage Farmhouse party and oh.my.goodness! I love it and the color. Wonderful piece.

Abbie said...

Absolutely fantastic!

I'm a lover of all things aqua, so thank you so much for sharing the color you chose.

Just perfection, especially with the black accents from the hardware!

I LOVE it!

Would also love for you to stop by for a visit!

P.S. I'm your newest follower! : )

~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

{gabbi.z} said...

Our color choices are very similar! I absolutely love your sideboard. Great job! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my buffet!!

-Gabbi
http://retroranchrenovation.blogspot.com/