Antique Sheet Music Flourishes

Thursday, 4 August 2011

From shabby to chic in 3 weeks 
My lovely sideboard which has stood in my dad's garage for years has finally had the opportunity to be brought back to life.   I would never have let this lovely piece of furniture end it's life in the skip and it has been on my wanted list for years.    It finally arrived at my home approximately 3 weeks ago in a rather dilapidated state and I started work on it immediately.  First I gave it a quick sand down and then painted specific areas with petroleum jelly before painting with the first coat of paint.     I have used Ivory eggshell finish paint from the elements of colour range by Fired Earth.

The sideboard was coated with 3 layers of paint in total then I proceeded to rub it back with sand paper in specific areas to reveal the dark wood beneath and give an aged effect.  The shelves inside , the inner panels of the doors, the base of the drawers and the top have been finished with wallcovering in "Lilac" dark linen by Laura Ashley.  Once dry the wallcovering was treated with 2 coats of clear varnish to protect it from everyday wear and tear. 
 The final addition was a set of pretty black ceramic door knobs.  The sideboard now forms part of my new scheme in the lounge and has also given me the opportunity to display my set of Art Deco cards and pictures that I have been collecting and framing during the course of the past few months.
I am certain that my grandparents would be very proud if they could see their piece of furniture brought back to life and being put to good use in my own home.

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