Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Antique Sideboard Buffet Makes a Comeback

Hi Friends! Well, we're in the stage right now where we have most of the furniture at the new house, but also a lot of boxes starting to mount up. It's exciting being this close, especially when we see rooms coming together with our favorite pieces.

Here it is with a fresh new look.

When I'm facing a big project I tend to focus on starting a transformation of something that's small and easily tackled. That usually means a furniture re-do. We had two months of waiting to sign the final papers, so I put that time to good use by repainting a few pieces of vintage furniture.

Regular readers know that I've been short on space at the old house; ok, maybe I have too much furniture and stuff. I've sold so much, but as far as furniture goes, I have a few family and fave pieces that have been relegated to "storage" of one kind or another. Those pieces that had to live in the lower level family room were basically "in storage" since they just took up space and housed odds and ends.

I sold a little white sideboard a few years ago, since it wasn't a family piece and I was needing to pare down. I've missed having it, and decided that it was time to finally redo the family holdout; a hundred year old oak sideboard. I've hauled it around my whole married life and never been happy with it's appearance. It was time to do something about it.

Here is the "in process" painting project.
You can read about that HERE.

The original antique brass hardware was not cleaning up well, so I just painted it out in white. The finish was not pretty and was not enhancing the fresh new white look at all.

Here it is all put together at the new house in the Hearth Room. The mirrored top is separate and the front column supports that hold up the shelf are also separate pieces held together with dowels. Over the years and many moves, it's taken a real beating. I'm really happy with how it turned out and has finally found a place at the new house that does it justice. I'm looking forward to getting it accessorized once the rest of the furniture is moved into the house. It's in a traffic area so no sense to decorate now when it will have to be moved soon.

These next inspiration images are from Pinterest and can be found HERE

Vintage White Sideboard/Server/Buffet with mirror and shelves. Antique Glaze over white. Available in the shop $800

Vintage 1890’s Buffet/Sideboard

sweet pickins

HW&Studying✔️ Grocery Shopping ✔️ Dishes ✔️ Laundry ummm....yup the laundry is still dirty haha maybe after lunch! 😝Happy Friday friends!

We started on our storage rooms at the old house. I have huge metal shelving units to house decor items, so those have had to be cleared off so the movers can take them. What a job. It's all in the middle of the lower level family room waiting to be sorted, organized, and some readied to go away.

I haven't watched or read Marie Kondo. Don't know if I will. My theory is to start with the things I love, use, and decorate with. Then the things I love but haven't had a place for. After that it's going to be things I may like, but that I will never use (those are the things to go). I'll see how that method goes. 

I've had another furniture mini-paint project in the Hearth Room, I'll share that next time. Have a great week, and stay warm. We'll be back in the deep freeze later this week. brrrrr.

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  1. Love this piece. How fun, It is going to be fabulous in your new house.

    1. thanks Marty! I'm feeling the love now; not so much before!

  2. Debra,
    This heirloom piece has taken an amazing transformation!
    I can only image the breathtaking vignettes you will arrange here.
    I agree with you about your decision making process.
    Keep those updates coming.


    1. thanks Pat, my fingers are itching to get busy on some decor fun!

  3. It's so wonderful that you can finally use this beautiful piece! Sounds like the move is going full steam! Stay warm!

  4. Sounds like you are doing so good Debra with getting things done and in place. This piece is gorgeous. I can see some pretty vignettes to crown this beautiful piece.

  5. I like that piece, Debra. I took my white stepback hutch to the antique mall booth last Tuesday. I don't miss it now, but once I can start decorating, I know anything with storage and display is going to be missed!

  6. Your sideboard is beautiful - I like seeing it styled with different items behind it.

    You have such great style!!!

  7. Gosh, what a beautiful difference! Really a special piece. I am biased of course, but I LOVE it in white. Makes all those wonderful features stand out. Of all your examples, I like yours best. Boy do you have some fun times ahead! After all the work I mean. Hope that goes smoothly for you. I haul a few things away every week and I'm not going anywhere!

  8. This will be fun with your seasonal decor. I've been cleaning out the last few years. I've been saving those things that I love or are family pieces. Other stuff is being donated and given to someone who will love it. If I think about something that I miss having, I only have to remind myself that I wasn't using it. Stay warm. We aren't getting the deep freeze that you all are.

  9. I love the new look of the buffet. It looks so fresh and updated.

  10. Debra, I think you are actually blessed with a slow move. My kids packed up their house to put it up for sale---I don't think they will remember what they have---once they finally get to move! Love the buffet, but then I always loved that piece. I do have a desk, I may consider painting if we get a new couch. Can't wait to see the new home...sounds like you are getting close, Sandi

  11. Debra,
    The buffet now looks like it belongs in your house with your other beautiful white painted furniture. I know you will make it a showcase when you decorate it. Looking forward to seeing it.


  12. Love it! Yours looks better than the inspiration pieces, imo. I think it looked pretty in oak, as well. At least in the picture you posted. But it's so nice to update and redo sometimes. Looks great. Looking forward to seeing it in situ and all done up.


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