It is quiet here tonight.
My kids are at a friend’s watching an outdoor movie
on a screen built by our neighbor.
How cool is that?
Maybe someday I will get a DIY tutorial on that for you.
So as I sit here alone with my dog, Ally, I thought I would share
a sideboard that I recently did.
It is currently at The Boneyard,
but I am tempted to go and put it in my sunroom…
it is perfect for a flat screen TV.
Here is what really drew me to this piece when I found it.
Flowers, I love them!
I can’t help it!
They say “happy” to me.
Corny, I know, but it is the truth. I like flowers that are subtle and beautiful.
This is a Thomasville piece. The previous owner said when he purchased it, there was a newspaper still in it from when Martin Luther King was alive.
That can tell us a little about how old the piece is.
Let me tell you, this is all wood, and super HEAVY!
Here is what it looked like when I purchased it.
The lines are beautiful and I knew it would be gorgeous painted.
I wanted to stick with a white on this piece.
I chose a white with a hint of grey in it.
It needed to be sanded, de-glossed, primed,
and it took several coats of paint.
A Sherwin Williams latex paint was used.
I will have to post about the color in another post
as I do not have the name in front of me
and I am in my cozy chaise lounge,
in a quiet house,
unable to move my body.
Kidding aside, I will let you know…
After painting, I lightly sanded and distressed all of the details.
Then I chose to protect it with a coat of Annie Sloan clear wax.
This is the finished piece…
Great storage drawers…
(I chose not to paint the inside drawers and shelves).