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.
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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