Saturday, April 16, 2011

It's finally finished!

Ta-Dah! It's done!

Today I put my sideboard into my basically non-existent booth! Seriously, there was nothing there. It was pitiful and has weighed heavy on my mind for about a week and a half since the table sold. I had already covered my rent and made money, but empty booth just won't do. I jumped in without a lot of stuff finished thinking I'd have more time, but I'm not complaining! I'm still reeling from the speed of that sale:)

Anyway, want to see the before and afters? Silly question...of course you do! Who doesn't love before and afters?!

Here's the before(s):
(I got too excited and sanded the scratched top and puttied before taking a before pic!)


Here's the afters!

This pic's a little lopsided-or I am! Sorry, but there's a limit to how much time I've got to spend using Photoshop!

Like my drawer lining? More of my fabric stash!

Love these legs!

I got this piece at an estate auction. My first one! It's cherry, I believe and heavy! I had seen a picture of it on-line and went specifically for this. Sideboards/buffets are such great versatile pieces. They can go in a dining room, foyer, bedroom, behind a sofa, etc. This is my kind of furniture. I am very practical, and a versatile piece is just that.

There is a tutorial typed up, but I'm a little hesitant to post it. It seems so long! I keep editing and I just can't cut steps out or it wouldn't be accurate. So, even though it seems wordy (which I hate on instructions) I'll post it tomorrow since it's already typed. Just thought I'd warn you!

I have to say, I was extremely tempted to keep this. It's really a little more ornate than I usually keep in my house, but then again, I'm a design mutt. I look at the beauty and quality of a piece, not just the style. If it has good bones, then any style's fair game!

On a side note:
The "men" are in watching World's Dumbest again?! What's with that show's air timing and my reveal posts?! Or a better question is, what does their belly laughter at that show say about these "men" in my house?

Miss Bee

I'm linking up to some parties:
 A Beach Cottage
Momma Hens
Savvy Southern Style 
Miss Mustard Seed
French Country Cottage

Go see some of the other awesome projects people have finished lately!


  1. That turned out great! I especially LOVE the drawer lining :)

  2. This came out fantastic! You will sell this one as fast as the last. Can't believe that you only paid $15 for a solid cheery piece, thats amazing. It's really beautiful and I would also want to keep it for myself. Can't wait until you post the tutorial.
    Marianne :)

  3. Wow - that looks positively amazing...I can't wait for painting weather here!! :) If you get a sec, pop on over to Little Brick Ranch to enter the GIVEAWAY!!!

  4. Thank you! Seriously, can you believe only one guy bid on this thing against me and quit at $15?! He wasn't interested in redoing it - just reselling. I think he was just being nice, because he gave me an invaluable bidding tip afterwards!

  5. That looks fantabulous! I love sideboards or buffets, too or even old chest of drawers are versatile. I sure hope I can luck up on some pieces cheap but in great shape like that to refinish.

  6. I love your piece and what an awesome job you did on it! Love love love it! Now where are you going to put it in your house? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. I so want a piece like that! I love it all and you did a fantastic job.

  8. I can't believe you got that for $15 you are so lucky. It turned out really fabulous. Nice work.

  9. What a beautiful piece and the little unexpected behind the doors, great idea!

  10. love that you left the top unpainted. beautiful piece!

  11. Her makeover looks outstanding...hop over and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party...hope to see ya there:)


  12. Just gorgeous! Makes me want to paint mine!:)

  13. GORGEOUS! And would you believe that I have been looking for something exactly like this for my dining room? Sigh...if I lived closer I would come buy it right back out of your new booth! :-)

  14. Absolutely love the afters! Glad you added your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays!

  15. looks great! visiting from momma hen

  16. absolutely beautiful! so hard to find furniture like this in australia. I'm very jealous.
    Happy Easter
    cheers Fiona

  17. This is so gorgeous~ I love it! Love the finish, love the stained top and the lines are incredible! I would so want to keep it too! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday- hope to see you again soon! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  18. Great work! I love French Buffets, have done a few myself, and they are my favorites. I am new to the linky party and I do a linky "redoux" party every Friday that I leave open all weekend. I would love it if you would stop and link up! Have a beautiful Easter. -Karen

  19. What an amazing makeover... just stunning, and a wonderful piece. What's not to love about it, great job!


  20. I have a piece that is very similiar with a cherry top and I'm looking forward to your instructions since what I have done I have been unhappy with and your is just stunning! I want to be a copy cat. Just love it!

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  22. That is a beautiful piece of furniture. Score for you on getting it! Beautiful paint job. Love that you left the top unpainted.

  23. I love everything about this piece! You've done an awesome job!

    I found you at Miss Mustard Seed... and I'm now a follower. :)
    ~Rachel @ The Olde Farmhouse on Windmill Hill

  24. Great job! I found you at Miss Mustard Seed......

  25. Where did you find such a beautiful "Before" piece? I'm looking for a piece just like this to add to our living room. How do I find something like this? I feel like I've been looking in all the wrong places!

    Thanks for your help!

  26. Wow! I still haven't hit up an estate auction but need to asap if I can get deals like that! It looks wonderful and you took great pictures of it!

    I'm following you now. Hope you follow me too!


  27. Absolutely beautiful. Well done, I'm feeling inspired. Hugs!

  28. WOW! This is just beautiful, so gorgeous! Love the fabric inside too :)
    Thanks for linking!

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