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Friday, September 21, 2012

Distressed Turquoise Sideboard

I picked up this fantastic sideboard a few weeks ago from Craigslist and immediately posted it to the Twice Lovely Facebook page

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… where it was immediately pounced upon and snatched up for a custom paint job.  And I couldn’t have been more excited when it’s new owner said she would love a distressed turquoise with a dark stained top. So I set to work mixing up a custom turquoise with my DIY Chalk Paint Recipe. The top was stripped and stain Minwax Dark Walnut and given a top coat of Minwax Tung Oil.  I’m in serious love.  Very sad to be seeing this one leave.

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Lots more to come soon!

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21 comments:

  1. That is just beautiful! I love the combination of color and wood,and the details... Ach! Heavenly!

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  2. IM SO JEALOUS! i so want to find one of these side tables, no luck yet! You truly made it a gorgeous piece!

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  3. love this and all your furntiure! we have similar styles, so it's very motivating to stop by your blog when I get discouraged with my own tiny business :) thank you for sharing!

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  4. Beautiful!! I love the colour, and the distressing is wonderful.

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  5. This is gorgeous. I've been buying a lot of furniture lately - I am so inspired, I think I may try this!

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  6. Fabulous blog - and what a fantastic find. Congrats to the new owner.

    I have a couple thrift store finds waiting to become re-energized and become storage pieces in my new studio (umm, shed:). I've been contemplating exactly what to do with them. Ivory and turquoise kept bubbling up as choices, but I was holding off while still deciding on what to do with the top.

    Now I'm all excited about starting. One question though what product and method do you suggest for stripping the top? I've never tackled a stripping job before ...

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    1. Rose, I prefer the good ol' muscle and determination method to stripping. ;) I use my rotary palm sander, starting with an 80 grit to get down to the raw wood (just be careful not to go too far with it if your top is a veneer, which many are) then follow it up with a 220 super fine grit to get it nice and buttery smooth. I've had good luck with Citristrip as well if you think you'd rater do a chemical stripping job. Good luck!

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    2. Me gusta mucho este sitio, está muy bien. La combinación de color en la madera es fantástica. Un saludo.

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  7. Very nice work. The piece is beautiful with that great color!

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  8. What a fantastic piece! Love what you did with it!

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  9. Oh what a pretty transformation! You did a great job!

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  10. This is really awesome.I like that kind of furniture.This color on furniture looking amazing.Thanks for your post.If you want to get any info regarding Hardwood furniture,then visit on...
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  11. Ann Marie, This is beautiful!!! Love this color. I make my own chalk paint too, but can't duplicate the AS "Florence" color. This is pretty darn close. Will you please share what color/colors you used to make this??? I have a ton of behr paint in every aqua/turquoise and seafoam you can think of!! Is this a custom mix?? If so, what names did you use. Stunning piece!

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    1. Thanks Beth! I wish I could share how to achieve this color. It was a custom mixed I concocted here with 3 different mistints

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  12. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?

    Brian

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  13. Ann Marie - You did a beautiful job on that sideboard. Don't you just love to do something kinda daring ever so often? That color is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing.

    Judy

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  15. I love the top of this! I have a dining table with a stained top but I hate the way it turned out and this is much more what I had in mind!

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