Furniture Makeover: Trophy Sideboard

I know I said I loved my makeover of the French Provincial Sideboard……but this one has got that beat. When I started this piece I had a whole other plan for it…but during the process the piece spoke to me and I had to follow my gut instincts. Sometimes furniture does that to you, it dictates what is to be done. I fell in love with the wood on this piece, especially the veneer on the doors and I wanted to pay homage to the work the original craftsman had done. I stripped and stained both the top and two doors and following the grain of the wood I masked the doors off. This was an absolute labour of love for me and unlike the French Provincial Sideboard this one is all me, all my style and would fit perfectly in my home.

I painted it with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint (MMSMP)  in Trophy and inside with MMSMP in Linen I lightly distressed and then waxed the piece. The top was varnished so it would be hard wearing. I wanted to keep this so badly but as I have no place for it, I had to say goodbye 🙁 But I know it will go to a lovely home.

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Trophy Industrial Sideboard | Colour Saturated Life

This was the piece that inspired my post about my love of stripes. It is now for sale at Tanawha House for anyone who is interested, I have several pieces in the shop now, with more to come. If you want a lovely way to spend an afternoon it is open Thursday-Sundays each week and it even has a cafe inside the shop so you can sit and have a coffee and then browse all the lovely decor.

So what do you think? Do you love the doors as much as I do?

 

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  • The Makers Link Party - October 28, 2015 - 3:58 pm

    […] love this sideboard makeover from Colour Saturated Life. The color is stunning and I love that you can see a peek of the wood in […]ReplyCancel

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    […] love this sideboard makeover from Colour Saturated Life. The color is stunning and I love that you can see a peek of the wood in […]ReplyCancel

  • […] what you are getting. I will also be showing you how I get perfect lines on pieces like my recent Trophy Sideboard Makeover. You can expect the first part of this series next week so look out for that and make sure your […]ReplyCancel

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  • Megan - February 27, 2015 - 11:22 am

    LOVE this piece!!!! Now I’m totally itching to do a paint+stain treatment on something. Found you via Homemade by Carmona – so excited to have found you!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - March 1, 2015 - 8:18 am

      I get the same when I see other peoples makeovers! Thanks for visiting!ReplyCancel

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  • Angela, blue i style - February 21, 2015 - 10:12 am

    It looks so great at first glance, but then once you see all the little details, it just gets better! I’d love to have you come and link up with us at our new link party, The Creative Circle http://blueistyle.blogspot.com/2015/02/TheCreativeCircleWeek3.htmlReplyCancel

  • Brenda Young - February 21, 2015 - 5:27 am

    I love this modern vibe you created for this vintage piece, I can see why you had such a hard time letting it go, great job!ReplyCancel

  • UnderTheCat - February 21, 2015 - 5:15 am

    Could you please do a tutorial on how you achieve such clean stripes?ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - February 21, 2015 - 12:20 pm

      Yes I will, I am actually about to do another piece with stripes so I will create a tutorial from that! Stay posted 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rena @ Lemon Peel - February 20, 2015 - 1:34 am

    It doesn’t get any more gorgeous than that! I have a bag of MMS Trophy but have not used it yet. Such a lovely color! And I just adore the pattern.ReplyCancel

  • Jesica - February 17, 2015 - 6:01 pm

    So many thoughtful little details, it’s just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • An Ear to Hear | Queen Patina - February 15, 2015 - 2:33 am

    […] the process of working on it.  I love how Gilly, of Color Saturated Life,  in reference to this lovely, puts […]ReplyCancel

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  • […] Trophy Sideboard Makeover  |  Colour Saturated Life […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Trophy Sideboard Makeover  |  Colour Saturated Life […]ReplyCancel

  • […] Trophy Sideboard Makeover  |  Colour Saturated Life […]ReplyCancel

  • Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek - February 13, 2015 - 11:21 pm

    Love this! I always feel a bit guilty covering over patterned veneer like that, but you had the perfect solution to “honor” the original pattern AND update the piece!ReplyCancel

  • […] this dresser by Gilly of Colour Saturated Life is absolutely a stunner.  The details on the cabinet doors and even more surprises once the […]ReplyCancel

  • Sarah @ Just The Bees Knees - February 13, 2015 - 1:57 am

    Fabulous makeover! I love how you repeated the stripes and chevrons in the small details throughout the piece. Great job! Visiting from the Makers:)ReplyCancel

  • jenny - February 11, 2015 - 12:22 pm

    Gilly,
    I love this make-over! PINNED it! How do you like Miss Mustard Seed Paint? It is on my list to try…

    ~jennyReplyCancel

    • Gilly - February 11, 2015 - 1:10 pm

      I love working with it Jenny! I do recommend using the bonding agent though, I do all on my pieces as I like to control how much distressing my pieces have. I prefer it to use it to chalk paint but that is personal taste. It is fun mixing the paint! Good luck with it and if you ever need any advice feel free to email me!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - February 11, 2015 - 10:47 am

    I love everything about this piece. The handles are fabulous, the exposed wood is gorgeous and the distressed details are perfect. It really is beautiful.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Suzanne
    Pieced PastimesReplyCancel

  • Jen @ Noting Grace - February 11, 2015 - 8:39 am

    I am in love with this piece! This is simply amazing and the attention to detail makes me swoon. The stripes on the sides of the drawers!!! AAAHHH! Pure genius and stunning beauty. You completely rocked this inspiration and I’m sure to steal your genius and makeover a piece of my own. Love, love, love it!ReplyCancel

  • […] was love at first sight for me and this sideboard makeover at Colour Saturated Life. I love all the details of this piece…the exposed wood, the stripes on the sides of the […]ReplyCancel

  • Christie - February 10, 2015 - 8:49 am

    I love this piece of furniture! The details are simply amazing. It is my pick for feature of the week at Totally Terrific Tuesday! I hope you stop by tonight after 10pm to check it out!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah @ Charming Imperfections - February 9, 2015 - 1:34 pm

    Love it! The stripes are amazing! It must have been a lot of work to do them so perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - February 8, 2015 - 3:53 pm

    This is a beautiful piece and awesome color.ReplyCancel

  • Olivia - February 6, 2015 - 3:21 pm

    i absolutely love this! the color and stripes to match the wood grain just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Bharati - February 6, 2015 - 3:07 pm

    Love the doors, love the drawers, love the makeover!! Its absolutely stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Erica - February 5, 2015 - 7:44 am

    So gorgeous!! I love the change and if you put a metal basket on it, I automatically am in love 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - February 5, 2015 - 12:25 pm

      Haha! Thanks Erica….I love metal baskets too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Laurel@chippingwithcharm - February 5, 2015 - 5:37 am

    I love this!! Perfection 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Becky - February 5, 2015 - 2:56 am

    I love this–the little touches are perfect and a fun surprise. Thanks for linking up!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - February 5, 2015 - 12:26 pm

      Thanks Becky and thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - February 4, 2015 - 2:53 am

    You certainly have all the details covered!This is a masterpiece and I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness - February 3, 2015 - 2:12 pm

    This turned out SO gorgeous!! I love the stripes and chevron, and I loved how you kept part of the wood as is. I so want this! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - February 4, 2015 - 9:32 pm

      The doors are my favourite bit, leaving parts of the wood exposed just makes it special. Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany - February 3, 2015 - 2:03 pm

    Beautiful! You can tell that a lot of thought went into every detail of this project! I love the painted stripes along the sides of the drawers! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - February 4, 2015 - 9:32 pm

      Thanks Brittany, I try to make each piece a little special, details matter!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny @ Refresh Living - February 3, 2015 - 11:02 am

    WOW! Simply amazing. I love all the little details you added! Someone will be lucky to take this one home.ReplyCancel

  • Kammy's Korner - February 3, 2015 - 10:38 am

    This is pure loveliness! Inside and out- wowzers! Please share at tonight’s trash 2 treasure Tuesday link party on Kammy’s Korner. Party will open at 10:00 EST.

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  • Olivia - February 3, 2015 - 6:50 am

    This is awesome! Love the design on it!!
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  • Anna @Annabode - February 3, 2015 - 1:21 am

    Ooh I absolutely love how the chevron pattern gives you a little peek at that beautiful veneer. And the surprise detail on the drawer sides! I’m sure this piece will be hard to part with–so lovely!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - February 4, 2015 - 9:38 pm

      Thanks Anna….I really want to keep this one 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Kate from Handmadesensations.blogspot.com - February 2, 2015 - 11:48 pm

    More than the doors I love the drawers! They’re really lovely and so inspiring, both outside and inside. If I have a place to put it in my appartment, I would definetly do 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - February 4, 2015 - 9:40 pm

      Thanks Kate….I am glad you like all the little details…sometimes I think I go overboard but I know someone will appreciate all the character, like I do 🙂ReplyCancel

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