A few months back I purchased some furniture from a soccer mom connection. Her daughter played with some of my friends daughters, and they had told her about me when she was cleaning out an estate. There was a sideboard that one of my friends wanted, so she purchased it and I told her I would be happy to paint it for her if she didn’t mind waiting since the summer is unpredictable schedule-wise. Finally, I told her to bring it over last Monday, the day the kids went back to school, because I knew I would have time!
My friend wanted all the old hardware removed and holes filled. I took off the handles and latches which all unscrewerd and filled the holes with Wunderfil, my favorite wood filler, available from Rockler. Once the filler dried, I then sanded the piece all over. I filled the holes one more time and sanded again when dry for a smooth finish.
I painted it with three coats of Lamp Black paint. Often two coats does it, but this piece was lighter so it took three. Once it dried, I lightly distressed the edges, which highlighted it’s awesome legs. I applied the wipe-on poly with a rag and allowed it to dry. Once it had dried overnight, I drilled the new holes and added the hardware my friend and her daughters had selected- silver and some fun owls!
Here is the piece now, ready to head to its loving home!
I am such a sucker for the sleep mid-century shape! I am actually on the lookout for a longer but similar piece for my own home!
And one more thing today….
COME BACK TOMORROW FOR BIG NEWS!!!! ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE WITHIN 90 MINUTES OF ME…..