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Monday, July 19, 2010

Sultry Gray Sideboard

I have wanted to do a sideboard pretty much since I started redoing furniture, a desire made all the more palpable after seeing this gorgeous sideboard that my good friend Cassie from Primitive and Proper did many moons ago.  (This has to be one of my all-time fave furniture makeovers of all time.)

I came across this slightly-neglected-but-never-the-less-gorgeous French buffet at Goodwill and it became an immediate must have.  I LOVE the bowed drawer fronts!  (I had to do a little reconstructive surgery on the applique with some wood filler, but all’s well now…)

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So I had a plan to paint her gray.  Cara needed a little bit of convincing, but I think she came around.  :)  A dark walnut stain on the top for a two-toned look and some heavy distressing, the original ornately beautiful hardware, and we called her done!

I think I’m in love… wishing I had more room in my house…

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This project is competing in the Furniture Makeover Challenge at The CSI Project!

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Also linking up to:

C.R.A.F.T., Skip To My Lou, Under The Table and Dreaming, My Backyard Eden, Blue Cricket Design, Bobbypins Boardwalk, Finding Fabulous, The Shabby Nest, Life in the Fun Lane, Perfectly Imperfect

48 comments:

  1. gorgeous! and you know i love gray. my piece for this week's challenge is gray, too! it will be done tonight or tomorrow but i started it this m ornign while the kids were in camp. love the sideboard- it looks great!

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  2. It turned out really great, I love how you kept much of the old character but really updated it!

    XO
    Lenore

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  3. ::::looks in awe:::::

    It's so fabulous! Love, love, love the dark stain with the hardware, they really compliment each other!

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  4. I have room in mine! What kind of a deal would you give me? :-) I could advertise for you. ;-)

    It doesn't look overly gray in the pictures, is it a really light gray?

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  5. It doesn't look grey at all. At first, it seemed so castle-y grey when we began. I really love the walnut stain with the distressing. Where is the opera button? If I could sing AAAAAHHHLELUIA on here, I would.

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  6. It looks fantastic! Love how the original hardware looks with the dark stain.

    ~ Tracy

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  7. I can't believe that is the same piece of furniture. I think you are going to be the envy of everyone in the neighborhood. What a piece that turned out to be. You have a lot of talent and the colors are perfect. If you get tired of it or find it doesn't fit, send it my way!

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  8. I am in LOVE with that...wow you have such vision, this is magic

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  9. This is B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. Really! I've been searching for a sideboard to refinish like that for months now. Stunning. Following you now.

    Found you at the Sunday Showcase party at Under the Table and Dreaming.

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  10. Love it! Its gorgeous! I have a whole bedroom set with this kind of furniture that my great grandma passed down to me, but so far, I haven't the heart to paint over it. Maybe one day. THIS was beautiful though!!

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  11. So beautiful! I like everything about it and it looks soo much better!

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  12. I'm doing a little whimpering in jealousy over here. You DID that?!?! That's so awesome. What a great job!!

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  13. WOW... way too gorgeous. I love the contrast of the stained top and the painted distressed body. We are the sideboard Queens for this weeks CSI Project... actually, you are the Queen and I am just a princess. :)

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  14. I LOVE it!!!!

    I have been "hunting" one a GW for over a year!

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  15. Wow, this turned out fantastic! I love the shape of this piece. It looks great with the paint and stained top.

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  16. Love the color and the dark top! Beautiful job!
    Londen

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  17. Beautiful! I want to try gray just don't know where to begin.

    -Rene

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  18. I loved seeing your picture on the side bar. Nice to put a face with the furniture makeovers and I love this one. :)

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  19. Ack! I want it AM! I have been looking for a french provincial piece just like that for Kayla's room. I AM IN LOVE. So pppppprettttty!

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  20. This is so lovely!! amazing contrast & love the distressed look!

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  21. This is so beautiful! I love the lines to it. This would be perfect for our dining room! Love the color and the dark stained top is a wonderful contrast. I'm really liking the look of the wood top and the rest of the piece painted.

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  22. That's gorgeous. Love the light color mixed with the dark stained top. It's my favorite look right now.

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  23. GOODNESS.. I'm drooling over here. LOVE IT!!! I would love to find a piece of furniture like this for my entryway.

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  24. Oh yeah! That's one of my favorite make-overs too. And yours is just as stunning. I am loving gray right now.

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  25. It's absolutely beautiful! What a great find and wonderful job you did.

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  26. That is simply beautiful! Wonderful transformation!

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  27. Beautiful! I love the combination of the wood tone with the gray! So pretty!

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  28. Takes time and patience and you pulled it off...it looks fantastic. COme check out my blog when you get a chance, I have some parties you may be interested in:) Debbie

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  29. Goodness Gracious Alive! This piece is stunning! Simply stunning!

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  30. Great job! This looks like the HALF sister to a cabinet I just refinished. Love the stained top.

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  31. Oh yes, the stain w/ the gray is so beautiful. Nice work.

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  32. Gorgeous! Now I can't decide which of your transformations I like more!!! You are soooo talented! Thanks for sharing, Theresa

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  33. This looks wonderful! Can you redo my dresser?
    ha ha
    Thank you for sharing~
    Have a good day!
    Leticia
    www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

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  34. Stunning - I love that the top is dark! Actually, I love everything!

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  35. I found you from fresh coat fridays and absolutely love your piece - you did such a good job!!! I'm your newest follower.

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  36. Absolutely love it, would have that in my home any time!!
    alicia

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  37. Ohhh well you just went to the top of my list!!! I love it! This is my favorite!! It looks a lot like something Miss Mustard seed would do!! Beautiful!

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  38. Fantastic makeover! I guess when you have such a great piece of furniture to begin with it's hard to go wrong. Great job!
    Angex
    (Now following:o))

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  39. I love this makeover! I was looking at the handles and they are the same as my dresser project that I did a couple of weeks ago. you should check it out.
    http://potential-treasures.blogspot.com/2010/07/dresser-before-and-after.html
    I just thought it was interesting!

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  40. OMG, I have the exact same piece! I also got it at a thrift store and it's sitting in the dining room waiting for me to redo it. I was thinking of doing it like you have, so hopefully I'll make up my mind soon.

    I'll have to send you pics when I'm done :-)

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  41. I see so many great ideas. You have a new follower!
    Cheers!
    Rita

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  42. Hey,

    found you from the CSI project and added your blog to my reader. Love your work! I am about to refinish my first piece of furniture for a buffet for my house. It is a french provincial piece much like the one above. But mine seems to have a laminate top? I really want to do the two tone look like you did on the freebie dresser. But not sure how I can do that. Do you only refinish real wood pieces? Am wondering if I could do a faux dark stain finish. Any advice you can give me would be much appreciated! Can't wait to go back and read through some of your older posts! :)
    centsiblesavings at yahoo dot com

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