6.05.2013

::Chalk Painted Waterfall Sideboard::

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When I finally set my mind to painting furniture to sell, I sent out a shout out to friends and family requesting any old cast off furniture which I could use to brush up (literally) my painting skills.


And that's how I met Elizabeth.
She was in terrible need of a makeover.  She was very sad with peeling veneer, children's names etched in her top, and a not-quite-finished stripping job.


So I went to work sanding, filling scratches (and names), and peeled off the veneer on her sides and on her drawers and added some textured vintage-look wallpaper.



She was outright giddy when I let her pose in front of the three-way mirror.


I used Annie Sloan Duck Egg and Coco, sprayed her original hardware with Oil Rubbed Bronze, and waxed her with Maison Blanche clear wax.  Over the wallpaper I used polyacrylic.


I also lined her innards with some fabric.


I think she's divine all done up in her new duds.


Elizabeth is taking up more than her fair share of space in The Serendipity House, so any locals interested can give me a shout.

In the meantime, I'll be hauling her around to my favorite parties.  List of linkies show up when she shows up.
Anything Blue, vintage-love, A Favorite Thing, Pretty Things, That DIY Party, It's Party Time, Restyled SundayMasterpiece Monday, Mod Mix Monday, Give Me the Goods, Tweak It Tuesday, Inspire Me Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays, Knick of Time Tuesday, Tutorials and Tips, Project Inspire{d}, Be Inspired, Inspiration Exchange, Party Time, Power of Paint Party, Paint Parade, Transformation Thursday, Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits, Open House Party, Home Sweet Home, Be Inspired, Simple and Sweet Fridays, Inspiration Gallery, Redoux, Shabbilicious FridayFeathered Nest Friday Inspire Me Please, Furniture Feature Friday, Junkin' Joe, Party Junk, It's Party Time

34 comments:

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Ah, she sure is pretty! Such a dreamy colour combo. And the wallpaper is clever, clever.

Sue xo

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so so pretty and it matches your blog!

NanaDiana said...

She is gorgeous now, Cindy. I LOVE the color and the textured wallpaper is a great idea. I have used it in small doses on old furniture, too, but not the embossed stuff. That is such a good idea-I just used flat wallpaper. You is so smarrrrrttttt....lol yes-I know it is you ARE so smart but I like IS in this instance- xo Diana

Kori said...

I love her. The wallpaper? A divine choice!

I usually make a face or say a few choice words when I see painted waterfall furniture...I once saw a sad, sad dresser at the Goodwill that some nincompoop covered with SAND TEXTURE on top of an ugly pain job. I think I shed a tear for that poor dresser. It was just shy of abuse if you ask me.

Anyway, your little Elizabeth is definitely the product of a loving home. :)

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Oh my gosh! This is a gorgeous makeover. Love the details!

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Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

Great save! Love the colors you choose! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

I'm not usually a fan of the "waterfall" style but I love how you did this! And the cherry on top is the fabric inside... I've been meaning to do that on a piece for a bit maybe this will get me moving on it!

~Chris

PS love the color combo too!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's so pretty! What a great job!

Thank you for your sweet comment.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I'm a big fan of Duck Egg blue but what I really love is the wallpaper!!

Ann said...

Such a beautiful makeover. The color is so fresh and the textured wallpaper is simply divine. I wouldn't have thought to use that on a dresser, but it's one of the prettiest treatments I've seen!

Ann said...

P.S. I'm sharing your project on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page.

Betty Sneeringer said...

What a good job you did! Using the wallpaper for texture was a great idea. I did that in the absence of a backboard in my kitchen.

Betty

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh that is so pretty.
I just saw this at MHC...fav.thing! I love the extra touches with the wall paper and the fabric lined drawers. ;P

Patti said...

This is just beautiful - every detail is met. Wow! How clever with the wallpaper - It's a wonderful idea!

Debra @ Homespun said...

Amazing! She is lovely! :)

Diane said...

Wow!! Great!!

Patty said...

You were very creative with her. She is very pretty!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a terrific job, you made her beautiful again! Visiting from A Favorite Thing.

Claudia said...

She's lovely, Cindy. She's been given a second chance!

My husband has a battered old waterfall dresser, but I've held off painting it.

Thanks so much for joining in this week.

xo
Claudia

Gail @ http://biblelovenotes.com said...

It's looks great and I think you are so clever to use the textured wall paper to replace the veneer. That would have been my biggest question...never thought of anything like that.
Well done.

Jamie {Better With Age} said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! The colors are gorgeous and love the wallpaper idea. I've never seen that before.
Jamie @ Better With Age

Jenna LaFevor said...

It looks so great! Love that blue color! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/06/give-me-goods-monday-party-14.html
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Kristen Whitby said...

What a gorgeous transformation! I love all of the details! Thank you for linking up to the Inspiration Exchange!

Theresa said...

Your cabinet turned out stunning. Hope you can drop by & share it @ DearCreatives.com I'm pinning your project. Theresa

Artsy Chicks Rule said...

So pretty! Love both of those colors. And I just love the wallpaper on the ends...great idea!
Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d}! Pinned!!
Nancy

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

hi Cindy
what a great makeover using wall paper. Thanks so much for linking to my Paint Parade. Hope she sells soon for you. Fiona x

Donna Wilkes said...

Love how you used the textured wallpaper on Elizabeth. she is very "queen-ly"!

Jenna LaFevor said...

I still love this so much! Just wanted to say thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods Monday! Love having you party with us! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, you really outdid yourself on this one Cindy!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Love the color and the pattern. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
Sherry

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Elizabeth is a BEAUTY!!! another amazing creation and TFS!!! hugs...

Christian said...

My husband has a battered old waterfall dresser, but I've held off painting ... asvintage.blogspot.de

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