Monday, September 19, 2011

Before & After: DR Sideboard

With all the craziness, I've been slow to post some of my finished projects.  And, once the baby arrives (due this Sunday) I know I won't have time.  So, here is the sideboard I found at a tag sale for $25.

BEFORE (Post Sanding)



It wasn't the best quality, but it was the perfect size for our small dining room.  If you remember from this post, I decided to paint it BM Pale Avocado and add this hardware.


I haven't hung my antique gold federal style (eagle) mirror above the sideboard because we're moving in less than a month and I really don't want to put new holes in the wall.  So, here is the sideboard now.

AFTER


The other day, I placed my mirror on the sideboard to see how it would look.  I'm dying to hang it - I think it would go perfectly above the sideboard.  

AFTER

I found that mirror at an antique store for $45.  I love it.  The sideboard has a collections of items which I love and found at various places.  I know my orchid looks in bad shape;  I can not for the life of me keep orchids alive.  

And, do you spy some DwellStudio Gate Citrine fabric in the reflection of the mirror?  More on that tomorrow - I will reveal my dining room (as it currently stands) and will show you what an awesome job Melissa from Windows by Melissa did on my roman shades!    Stay tuned!

14 comments:

  1. ooh fran i love it! the color is so fresh and pretty! it is similar to a color i used on my nightstands this summer- they were ben moore golden delicious. i love how that color realy softens that piece but keeps it feeling so crisp and new.

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  2. First of all, this Sunday?! Are you kidding me? How did this happen? Secondly, I am absolutely drooling over this project. The colors, the styling, and that mirror that has been on my wish list forever. Yay!

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  3. Wow! You did a great job on the sideboard and I love how your mirror will look above it.

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  4. That sideboard is killer! I love the mix with the mirror too. That's a really great find for $45! I'm looking forward to tomorrow's post (providing you don't go into labour early!)

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  5. It's perfect for your space. Love the way you styled it too.

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  6. Wow, Fran, it looks gorgeous! I love the subtle color choice.

    And the baby is due on Sunday...! I'll definitely be thinking of you all week as you ease in to the last few moments before the new arrival!

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  7. Fran -- do you know how much I admire your attraction to these soft greeny, peachy, and melony colors? I love how you pair them together, and this is no exception. The sideboard looks like you bought it at some fancy-schmancy store. The hardware is to die for, as is the styling. I remember once that you said you had a hard time with styling. Ha! I don't think so! Oh, and nice photo too!
    Camille

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  8. Fran, it looks awesome! I am dying over that mirror and the fact that you paid just 25 and 45 for those pieces! You should definitely hang the mirror. It's so so great. (P.S. I have a thing for killing orchids too. Oh well.)

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  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous! It looks like a page out of a magazine! Prayers for you + baby, I'll be thinking of you! Such an exciting time for all if you!! xo, Tessa

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  10. fran... it's so beautiful. great job! the sideboard is fantastic! bravo!!

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  11. Oh my gosh! Stop-it! this is amazing! :)

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  12. Here from Cottage and Vine. SUCH a beautiful and elegant makeover!
    Happy New Year!

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  13. That mirror is to die!!! And I am loving the color and the hardware on the chest makeover.

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  14. I came across your blog with the federal mirror and I used the picture today on my post! http://hausandhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/federal-bullseye-mirrors.html

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