Thursday, March 1, 2012

Peacock Blue Sideboard

First of all, I just want to thank you for all your nice comments and emails after yesterday's post.   I truly appreciate your friendship and support, and I am so happy that it truly reached through to some of you.  Thank you and thank you and thank you.

Last week I picked up this guy at the Salvation Army.

He (yes, it is a he) needed some love as you can see.  He had a broken leg (which I repaired before taking this picture) and those horrible handles needed to be removed, and holes filled.  It was a shame that I had to fill holes, because I would have liked to have kept the wood grain showing.  Anyhow, once all the repairs were made, I sanded the entire piece, and sanded off the old paint.  I didn't have quite the color I wanted on hand so I mixed up a few colors and created a peacock blue.  I painted the entire piece, distressed it lightly, waxed it, added sparkly new knobs, and voila!



Much better!

Sharing....
Saved by SuzyPhotobucketPhotobucketMaking LemonadePhotobucket
RedouxThe Shabby Nest

63 comments:

Stacey said...

That is a beautiful color - wow!
Stacey

Tonya said...

You are a furniture painting machine!! This piece turned out beautiful! Love the color!!

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

Gorgeous! I'll send you a proper email in the morning about yesterday's post. sorry you had that happen to you (brave you for sharing!)
cheers Fiona

A place 2 call home said...

Very pretty. Now he's like a metro sexual guy. Lol

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

You know I love it! I tried to sell it to Brooke! ;)

Kristen @ My Covered Bridge said...

What a beautiful color! Wow!

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

Oooooooh!!!!!!!! I want that!!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I really like that piece. It is funky and cute all wrapped up in one rectangular package.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Love the color and the piece! Great job!

Megan said...

Such a fun color!!

Allison@FabRehab said...

What a unique piece! I've never seen one like that! Love the color you chose...can't go wrong with that!

Jamie said...

oh my gosh, that color is perfect!!!

Kara @ June & Bear said...

you really amaze me. i've been working all week on one piece and it's still not done. anyway--you can't go wrong with peacock blue and it looks fabulous on that piece.

Anna@Directions Not Included said...

The color is perfect and looks great on that shape!

Sabrina said...

Fab-U-Lous!!! Love the color!

Starr @ The Kiefer Cottage said...

That's about the color we're painting the kitchen. Love it!

And I love the lines of the piece. That midcentury modern look is awesome. My friend just bought a house built in 1950, and I'm trying to come up with a gift for the new place. I'll be on the lookout for something like this!

Inspire Me Heather said...

That's a gorgeous shade of blue, lovely job!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Sooooo much better...and those knobs...yummy... I've changed my mind. I want a mid-century house now. Guess I'll have to break the news to Morgan...

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Love that piece. You did a great job. beautiful color. What color is that? I need to paint a desk for my son and I love the color that you used.

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

You knock projects out so fast! Wish you were here to do my daughter's dresser. I'm procrastinating...

Rebecca said...

Love it! I have fun mixing paint colors, the only problem is, those are usually the colors everyone likes best and I can't remember how to make it again!

Lisa Scibilia said...

Great color - the piece looks totally different all painted up!

17 Perth said...

Wow--that color and those knobs are beautiful!

Maury Kilgo said...

Gorgeous! I love it. I pretty much love anything in blue. It just makes me happy.

Meg I am..... said...

Great Color!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Ooh---aahhh! Love it!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

I always love your use of color! You inspire me both professionally and personally. I heart you big time, friend!

Twice Nice said...

What a groovy midcentury modern piece! Love the peacock blue color. I'm loveing those peacock feather colors right now. Spring must be around the corner!

Jacqueline said...

What a great find, we used to have an awesome salvation army store that only sold furniture and home goods but they closed it. Love that color and sideboards make great tv stands these days.

Bliss said...

Awesome. I want to make a bloggie stamp that when I reply in the comment box I just stamp the 'Bliss thinks this is awesome' stamp, cause that says it all.

~Bliss~

Allison said...

He is now a handsome prince! Gorgeous in the peacock blue. Such a great color and of course love the sparkly knobs.

Melissa said...

Super awesome! The color is gorgeous!

Kim @ keller-creative said...

One of my favorite colors!

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Great color, I hop you are linking that one up all over, I can't wait to see where it ends up!

I'm so proud of you for sharing your post yesterday, you are so courageous. Thank you for bringing more humanity and truth to all of us.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful color and love the knobs!

Laura said...

I love HIM.

Kacey said...

Pretty color. Love the update!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

LOVE the color! What a pretty piece he is!

Lani @ Its My Life said...

It looks great!!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I'm loving all the deep colors I'm seeing lately! And this one is another beauty!

Holly said...

AHH! Beyond fabulous!!! Love this!!
Excited to get to know you through the "tribe!"
Holly @ Lifeasathrifter.com

Heather @ The Junktion said...

Love the transformation and the color and your 'can-fix-anything-and-do-anything' approach. In case it's not evident yet...I love reading your blog. Brightens my day!

momto8 said...

wow..love the color! you did a beautiful transformation! Salvo would be inspired!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Katie said...

DROOL! I freaking love this buffet now! I love that peacock blue, especially with those cute handles!

Nikki said...

Oh My CASSIE! This Gorgeous! The color is amazing on that piece!

Rachel @ SuiteRevival said...

What an adorable sideboard...I love the color!! Good job!!

Ali Richardson said...

Holy cow, that thing looks AWESOME! Perfect color, perfect hardware. Yay, so so pretty!

amy of the salvage collection said...

now that is one HOT buffet. the color allows the lines to shine! brilliant choice, cassie!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Cute piece!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

she sure looks puuuuurrrrrty! :)

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Love that color! And I wanted to say that it took a lot of courage to share your story yesterday. I admire your willingness to be vulnerable for the sake of others.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Anneke {RustiChic} said...

Save that color combo...it's PERFECT!!!! ;-)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Love the color and the whole piece! What a lovely job you did. Megan

Michelle @ Ten June said...

What a JEWEL of a mid-century modern piece! Why don't they have furniture like that at my thrift stores, I mean fo real?!

Moira Gallagher said...

First time on the blog. Wow, you really do a great job on redoing a piece! Very talented. However, that wood graining was beautiful and its a shame you chose to cover it. What a great example of mid-century wood work. With some proper restoration instead of maybe a complete redo, I feel that you could saved a great piece of furniture history. thoughts for next time maybe. That said, you do have a way with mixing paint and that color is beautiful!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Cassie this piece is on Apartment Therapy!

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/battered-sideboard-goes-blue-primitive-proper-166920#comments

Drama Mama Lori said...

This is gorgeous Cassie!!! I just saw it from the apt therapy Facebook post! Congrats!

Kelly said...

I love his beautiful lines, and congrats on the AT feature!!

shellyandrade said...

Very Cool! I like how you place the new knobs too ~ what at difference!!

Stacey said...

I think someone else said it best when she said she was drooling. I love this piece and the color is just rich and delicious. Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations party - please come back Thursday to link up again!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

how in the world did I miss this?! Ohhhh I LOVE the color so so soooo much.
:o)
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

First of all Miss Cassie, the fact that you got this piece last week and it's done is so annoying LOL!!I'm just sayin' this is a blue beauty I love it. It took me two weeks to paint the table I posted for Suzy's party....I'm such a slacker.

Carrie said...

So stunning, I had to feature it!

http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/refresh-your-nest-24.html