Today I have a furniture transformation to share. After a few weeks of enjoying summer and smaller projects around our home it is nice to have a big painted piece finished. This vintage sideboard sat in the garage for a few months while I decided what colour to paint it.
Since I am probably going to sell it I knew that black and white were my best choices (painted furniture, especially in other colours is a slower sell in our area.) I was inspired by the sexy black beast of a cabinet that Meg at Oliver and Rust transformed and decided to go with black.
It was so worth the hour drive to Lee Valley to pick up the same #generalfinishesmilkpaint in Lamp Black. The colour is such a true black and General Finishes Milk Paint is a great product to work with.
Clear wax was used to topcoat and I kept the original brass hardware. I decided not to distress it. I like that a sideboard is one of those pieces that can be used for different purposes in a variety of rooms. If our dining room was bigger I would keep this cabinet because it looks great with our black buffet and hutch.
I know that many areas have already started back to school but we have until after Labour Day weekend before school starts (Sept. 2.) Since that is when I also head back to work I am trying to enjoy every last bit of 'at home' summer holiday moments that remain. Sometimes that means tackling a closet re-organize, a paint project or just enjoying a quiet afternoon with a favourite book. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you take time to enjoy a favourite activity too.
Sharing at the following parties...
The first official Vintage Inspiration Link Party at Beyond The Picket Fence, Knick of Time, and My Salvaged Treasures
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Sundays at Home at Thoughts From Alice