Gorgeous Antique Sideboard: The Reveal

Oh halleujah!
I have finally finished a project!
I have been too busy with life and I had unintentionally gotten away from my love of painting. 
That means life had become simply too busy.
I am glad to be getting back into my groove.
I feel such therapy after painting.
Here is a project piece Megan and I purchased for the Nest several weeks back.
I was thrilled to have found it.
I had been searching for a nice antique sideboard so I felt like I struck gold with this gem. 
A gorgeous antique mahogany sideboard. 
Yes, please.
In think it must have been stored in a barn or something as it was really beat up pretty badly.  Not to mention neglected.
I originally planned to paint it black or antique white, but I wasn’t sold on the black.  I began by sanding down the top and much to my surprise, the wood was just beautiful.
I had to salvage it.
I decided to go with the plan for white, but when I began to paint, the piece showed a ton of pink spots
through even with priming.
Ok…onto plan C.
When you redo furniture, you need to be able to roll to another plan quickly as issues can arise so daggone often.
Here is my before picture:
Don’t I look pleased as punch?
I am happy to introduce to you to this lovely lady…
 She sure is fitting for the season.
Linking To:

The Girl Creative
DIY Show Off

Ninth Street Notions




Furniture Feature Fridays

Primitive and Proper

A Diamond in the Stuff

A Diamond in the Stuff

Primitive and Proper

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  1. so warm and pretty and i love the wood top!!! gorgeous as always!

  2. so warm and pretty and i love the wood top!!! gorgeous as always!

  3. She was meant to be this color! Love the warmth you gave her. :)

  4. Excellent transformation! Perfect color on this piece.

  5. Love it Stacey! If you shellac the piece first it seals it so the stain won’t bleed through. I’m glad you went with plan B! It’s much more unique and beautiful!

  6. Beautiful transformation! Love the refinished top, with red base! What kind of paint did you use, may I ask? Great job! :)

  7. Wowza, she’s stunning! Perfect color choice, and I love the top. :)

  8. Wowza, she’s stunning! Perfect color choice, and I love the top. :)

  9. Beautiful. :)

  10. Gorgeous redo !!

  11. What an amazing piece! While I paint canvas instead of furniture, I’d love to know your process, too! You have a wonderful talent!

  12. This is goreous, I love the color you chose. The piece is just gorgeous, I love the top of the cabinet.


  13. so pretty Stacey! the color turned out perfect! and I’m glad you kept the top wood grain.

  14. Love, love, love the colors!

  15. Yes, I knew it would be beautiful!

  16. Awesome & Pinned.


  17. Beautiful! It went from Meh to Marvelous!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  18. What an amazing piece. I am loving the paint color and the stained top.

  19. BEAUTIFUL PIECE! i love the color you chose for it!

  20. Wow and Wow! There are hundreds of painted pieces in the blogosphere but I think yours if my current favorite! Can you share the color you used? (pretty please). So well done – congratulations! Found you thru Coastal Charm – so glad I clicked!

  21. Lovin’ the red, Stacey! Beautiful transformation.

  22. That is a beautiful piece of furniture! I’m glad the top was able to be salvaged and I love the red! Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday.

  23. I have been looking for a piece exactly like this to repurpose into a tv console. Every time I see that someone has found one and made it lovely, I get such a jealous twinge!! But my piece will find me someday, I guess. :) This one is fabulous.

  24. Totally awesome. It’s so hard to find pieces like that where I live for under $500! You did a fabtabulous job.

  25. She is gorgeous!!! What colour did your use? Emperor Silk with dark wax? It’s one of my favorites.

  26. Hi Stacey,
    Lovely transformation and the colour is gorgeous.
    I popped over from the Power of Pinterest party and pinned her to my boards.
    I’d love for you to link her up at my Shabbilicious Friday party at Shabby Art Boutique. We love vintage finds and trasformations!!

  27. I love all styles of sideboards, and the color is great!

    Peggy @ southscapedesigns.com

  28. What a gorgeous piece! Great finish too. You really did a nice job. Thanks for sharing with my party.

  29. Love how it turned out! So beautiful. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can’t wait to see what you link up this week.

  30. I just finished painting a buffet today!! I love how yours turned out! The red with the dark stained top is gorgeous!! Great job!! Hugs!!

  31. That is gorgeous. You did a wonderful job. I love the color you chose what an improvement.

  32. OMG…that’s the exact shape of sideboard I want in MY home…you are so lucky to have found it..GREAT job!

  33. What a transformation! I’d be ticked too if I found a sideboard like this :)

  34. love love LOVE this Stacey! It’s just beautiful :) So warm but so bold at the same time, I’m totally smitten

  35. What a great job Stacey! It is gorgeous! Visiting from the Newbie Party and am your newest follower! Stop by Still Woods Farmhouse for a visit sometime!

  36. I would give anything to find a piece like that!!! And you did a gorgeous job as usual – the color is just perfect Stacey!

  37. fabulous job it looks awesome now

  38. Oh, you did a fabulous job. I have a sideboard like that but I couldn’t imagine how to refinish it.

  39. Your sideboard is beautiful!!! I love it. Hugs, Cindy

  40. Been down that road before, great solution! Your buffet turned out fabulous!! Love everything about it!! Great job!!

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