Monday, April 28, 2014

Sideboard w/ Leaves - Before & After

After a brief painting hiatus, I am back. I just completed another piece for a client this weekend. And I must confess, I was very scared when this piece was dropped off at my house. It was blonde oak, brass and in really rough shape. I don't know why I have such an aversion to brass, but it really makes me shudder.

It was quite the process to complete this piece. I stained the top which was a new technique for me. Stay tuned for all the details on the refinishing process later this week. For now, just enjoy the beauty of this transformed piece.

For this makeover, I used a 2:1 mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey and Old White followed up with clear and dark wax. The top was stained with Minwax Polyshades in Espresso.

Just a reminder that my services are for hire in the Chicagoland area. Check out my Refinishing Services tab for more info. I would love to help you bring a dated piece back to life.

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  1. LOVE IT! you gave it a new life and it looks beautiful, would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,

  2. Lauren,

    Feel free to share it as long as you link back here. Thank you for your kind words!

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