Commission furniture painting project – white, distressed sideboard

Emily had recently decorated her lounge and her sideboard just didn’t fit anymore. A lovely, solid piece, replacing this sideboard was out of the question.

sideboard before

Emily’s newly decorated room features yellow as a statement colour. As the sideboard was such a big piece we all decided painting yellow had the potential to be a little intense therefore we opted for an off white chalk paint to give her a more timeless look.

Having two young children, Emily opted for a distressed look and rougher finish which would be forgiving from any accidental marks and scrapes which would add character rather than ruin the finish. To get this rough finish we combined wax with the white paint to create a thick wash which we applied 2 coats. We also varnished the the top of the sideboard as Emily requested the toughest finish possible.

sideboard after painting by the little handcrafted company

When painting furniture, oils or old varnish from the wood can make their way to the surface as did with Emily’s sideboard, however sometimes it’s not worth fighting these characteristics as these can form part of the piece. Some light brown blemishes appeared through the paint but these actually gave the sideboard a lovely antiqued appearance which complemented he distressed look we were going for.

close up of sideboard to see natural blemishes

Emily was delighted with the end result which not only looked fantastic but also made the room look lighter – here’s a picture of the sideboard in use!

sideboard in use

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