We added some new "planked walls" to our living room to show off my newest sideboard and antique mirrors. I love textured walls and this will serve as an additional background to photograph my furniture, as well as adding some visual interest to my living room. It is a very long wall and a few frames never looked right. This is much grander in scale and kind of acts like a mural. I will eventually post some pictures of the full view of the living room.
So I did end up selling the last sideboard which I had painted a few months ago (Paris Grey Antique Sideboard). This one is a little shorter in height and just feels like it is a better fit in my living room.
I painted this sideboard Sturbridge White from Homestead House Milk Paint. I wanted just a little bit of distressing and no chipping, so I added some bonding agent to the paint. To get a chippy look, skip the bonding agent like in this vanity I painted. Same paint, two different looks, although with milk paint it is always a mystery whether it will chip or not! I finished with a few coats of Clear Soft Wax.
I love the original trophy appliqués on this sideboard. This piece was in excellent condition so there were no repairs at all to do. I switched the wood knobs on the bottom to glass ones for now, but I'm not quite fully satisfied with them. If anyone has any suggestions, I would welcome your comments!
My collection of mirrors below are all vintage and antiques, except for the middle grey one which I purchased at HomeSense. I found adding a different colour adds contrast. I may add some more colour to this vignette, but for now, this is her summer look!
Here is the "Before" picture.
Hope your are enjoying the beginning of S-U-M-M-E-R! Yeah, finally!
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