Monday, January 14, 2013

Black Cottage Sideboard

Happy Monday!  Today, Sarah and I are over at the Stylish Patina barn getting our space finalized for this weekend's sale!  I will try to share pictures with you once it is all set. :)

About a month or so ago, I purchased this gorgeous sideboard. (Pardon the "before" shot, but partway through painting, I realized I hadn't taken one!)


It needed some glue and love but I loved its legs!  It was partially painted in black, and partially refinished wood (though there were stains).  But the look was black and wood, with the trim and legs mainly painted in black.  I thought it would look better in all black!  The existing black paint was slightly glossy, maybe a high satin finish.  I wasn't sure what would stick to it, and since it was on the legs, it was going to be impossible to sand it all off.  Ok, so not impossible, but more work than I was feeling! :)  I tested an area with chalk paint and it failed.... did NOT adhere.  Then I cautiously used General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint from Rockler and I was amazed that it stuck right to the existing paint.  And yes, I painted black over black, but you know two paints even in the same color, are never the same!  I lightly sanded the wood parts, and then gave it two coats on the existing black and 3 coats on the wood.  Then I distressed the edges with sandpaper (160 grit) by hand.  To finish it off, I applied a couple coats of Minwax Wipe On Poly in satin from Rockler, rubbing it down with 00000 grade steel wool in between coats.
Minwax® Wipe-On Poly
Finally, I gave it some new crystal knobs to add a little bling! Here is the final product!








I am really pleased with how it turned out- it's a classic cottage beauty!  This piece will be available at our February barn sale.  Sarah and I are busy brainstorming so that each month we have a cohesive and different look.  You know how some stores or vendors have "a look" and you always know it..... Sarah and I both love and gravitate towards SO many different things depending on our moods or the season. So we are excited that each month will have a new design, at least that's the plan! :)
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60 comments:

Julia Konya said...

The sideboard looks great and I love the idea to have a different cohesive look for your barn sales.

Jennifer {The Chronicles of Home} said...

I absolutely love the lines of this! The black came out lovely, the perfect mix of sophisticated and rustic. Where did you find it? I've had a piece like this in mind for ages but am not sure sure how to hunt one down.

Suzan Sweatman said...

This is just gorgeous in black - and love how the glass handles give a sparkle against the dark ( like stars in the sky :)
xox

Storywood Designs said...

so pretty Cassie! Love those crystal knobs too.

Dee said...

Beautiful job Cassie. These sideboards are so fun to paint. Good luck with your Sale. Dee from My Painted Stuff

Susan - Uniquely Yours or Mine said...

Love it! It's a beautiful piece! Great job Cass!

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Charming piece love how it turned out

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It's so beautiful, Cassie! Hope the sale goes well this weekend for you. :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

It's so beautiful, Cassie! Hope the sale goes well this weekend for you. :)

Feral Turtle said...

If only I was your neighbor! I would love to go to your barn sale. Wishing you a great day and many sales! Cheers.

Cathy Wall said...

Darling and love the crystal knobs! Can't wait to see what "the look" is!

Dana Frieling said...

Fun lines on this piece! I hope your hard work is richly rewarded this weekend.

Terri said...

LOVE it...you can never go wrong with black!

Kristen @ Sophia's Decor said...

Cassie...that turned out beautiful! I was just painting with Lamp Black last night and thinking of how absolutely awesome that paint is and how I just had to blog about it. It adhered to a surface that I hadn't sanded or primed so well. I also have it on my breakfast table and it has held up with my kids so well!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Lovely! So classic and sophisticated. I got that wipe on poly but was not impressed with it. Didn't seem to do anything without lie 4 coats. Do you like it?

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Ooooh I would love that piece in my dining room! Great job and I'm so glad you went with black - it's a stunner.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That really is a beautiful classic piece! Nicely done Cassie!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Wow, she does have nice legs! Great transformation, and I love the idea of having a different look at each of your sales!

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

It is beautiful. I agree, the legs are fantastic.

Bliss said...

Another timeless beauty from the creative genius of P&P.

Bliss

marthaleonedesign.com said...

Very nice Cassie. Black always works, doesn't it?

marthaleonedesign.com said...

Very nice Cassie. Black always works, doesn't it?

Twice Nice said...

Oh how I love good legs on furniture! Your piece is gorgeous, and I love it in black with it's bling jewelry! Good luck at the sale this weekend!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Oh wow, Cassie! Now that's my kind of buffet. Gorgeous, and the knobs absolutely make it even better!

pam {simple details} said...

Those legs are hot!! :) I didn't know there was any surface chalk paint wouldn't adhere to, thanks for the tip, beautiful job!

Dear Emmeline said...

very pretty! I rally must get some lamp black. perfect black finish!

DecorandtheDog said...

You always find the coolest knobs. I'm in love.

I have a buffet sitting in my garage that needs the perfect coat of green paint. Go!

vintageshabbychicks said...

Hey Cassie...love this makeover!! Can never get enough of sideboards and buffets...good luck with the sale:)

Upscale Downhome said...

I will never tire of classic black and those crystal knobs are just the jewelry on this classy lady. Gorgeous!

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

looks great cassie! looking forward to seeing your booth photos.

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

That is a beauty! I'm sure someone will snag it up super quick!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

Very chic and sophisticated! Can't wait to see all the pieces for the barn sale. Maybe it could lead to a home decor line by Cassie...? :)

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Cassie - The sideboard looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing your tips with us. You have an eye for spotting good bones and wonderful techniques at painting / distressing. A winning combo! Enjoy your barn sale :)
xoxo
Loi

amber-wills said...

Great job! I love how black furniture looks. The knobs are very cool too.

Amber @ Wills Casa

Ali Richardson said...

AWESOME!! Love it A LOT! Can't wait to see pics of your pretty space. I'm there helping you merchandise it in my mind, right now :)

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Very nice! I love these sideboards. I did one like this, The crystal knobs sets this off!! Great job!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Looks great Cassie! Good luck on your sale!

Holly Browning said...

Beautiful!!! I gotta try the wipe on poly.

17 Perth said...

Holy cow I love that piece of furniture! It seriously might be one of my favorites. I love all of the details… Especially the knobs.

Good Time Charlie said...

So gorgeous! This is one of my favorite looks in a buffet. I am sure this will be snapped up in a second!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Oh, Cassie, she's a beauty!! Love the lines of this piece and it's perfection in black. :) Can't wait for a peek at your space ~ xo Heidi

Allison said...

Very pretty! That will fly out of your space. Hope you have a great week Cassie.

Shelley {Crazy Wonderful} said...

I'm digging this piece. It looks A LOT like the one in my kitchen, same legs even! This makes me want to scuff up the edges on mine.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

It look beautiful! GF's milk paints are my favorites, use them almost exclusively on my furniture projects.

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

Looks great! I'm so glad the milk paint adhered to the original paint! Can't wait to show it off in Feb.

Mary said...

I adore the legs and crystal knobs. This piece came out beautiful!

Eclectically Vintage said...

A real black beauty! Wish I could raid your barn sale!
Kelly

Catherine said...

Looks beautiful Cassie! And I am so glad to hear someone else say that they didn't want to kill themselves with sanding for once!!

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

SO beautiful! That thing is right up my alley ;)

Lets just build a house! said...

ok now i love black furniture. what a gorgeous piece!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

I am in love with this makeover and those new knobs are just so awesome! Love the shape and the bit of brass. And is that Family Guy I see in the box in your before shot? ;)

Angela

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

I love sideboards (sigh), and this is gorgeous!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Oh my goodness! That piece is so gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE the black!

Kelly said...

I'm always looking for an affordable piece like this but they are nowhere to be found. Those crystal knobs are my favorite!

Jenn Triplett said...

I am always so inspired by your knob choices. Loving this piece.

joseph said...

Love this,It looks so awesome.Sideboard is a perfect addition to every home, which looks bare otherwise and requires some sort of storage for all the extra things of your home.Thanks.
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katie lake said...

Um... this so TOTALLY AWESOME! You could not have chosen a more perfect knob.

homesweethere said...

This turned out beautifully! I got a great deal on a similar piece that needs refinishing, but I just can't decide what I want to do with it yet. I really appreciate your tips on how you chose the paint and what you used. I'm pinning this for when I finally get to redo mine. Thanks for all the inspiration :)
Brandy @ home sweet here

Inspire Me Heather said...

You've done a wonderful job with that, it turned out beautiful and I've got this linked to my DIY sideboards roundup post too today!

Torj said...

Wonder if this particular finish would be durable enough for my vintage oak round table and 6 chairs?