This sideboard is near and dear to my heart. Not because it’s furniture, but because I designed it with one of my best friends in mind. The sideboard had clean lines and turned legs. She is strong and yet lady like. Below is a picture of her condition before I gave her a new life.
Not horrible, right. Just tired, a little scuffed up, and with pulls that were too small and boring considering her size.
So, I went to work on prepping, painting, and picking out new pulls and knobs. The pulls are fabulous, if I may say so! I picked them because of their size and because they made me think of my friend. She is not afraid to wear big bold jewelry and belt buckles. She always looks fantastic in them too! I can’t quite pull off wearing larger jewelry, but I love the way it looks on others. Here is the sideboard after.
Here is a close-up picture of the pulls.
They are beautiful! The hardware is made of recycled brass using traditional hand-casting methods. Double score! I enjoy combining other artisans work and recycled materials. I really feel that the hardware makes this piece extra-special and completely unique.
The sideboard has other blues and greens underneath her turquoise top color. I distressed her back to the dark wood in some areas and in other areas back to those underlying blues and greens. She was then sealed with a custom dark wax and buffed to a satin shine.
As it turns out the friend who inspired me for this piece loved it just as much as I did and so this turquoise sideboard will be traveling across the world to live. Match made!
Linking up at Miss Mustard Seed
I’ve linked this up before, but I needed to return the love.