I was casually looking for a sideboard to replace my lowline TV unit for a couple of months. I wasn’t in a huge hurry, but I needed something with a lot more storage. I found the perfect piece at my local Op Shop:
Suprise, surpise, I went searching for the perfect shade of turquoise to makeover the sideboard.
To begin, I removed all handles, sanded the entire sideboard and wiped off the dust. I decided to simply stain the body of the unit and paint only the doors & drawers in turquoise. I wanted the unit to have an “aged” appearanced. I know there are quite a few techniques to achieve this look. I always go for the easiest! I simply brushed on the paint, and went over it with an old rag.
I always have little helpers 🙂
I also wanted to add some gold to the apinted areas. I had a small tub of oil based gold from a previous project, which was perfect for this.
I used the same technique as with the turquoise, I lightly brushed the gold on the areas I wanted covered, then wiped away with a rag, applying and wiping until I reached my desired consistency.
I must say, it has made a lovely addition to our home! I would love to hear your thoughts 🙂