A $25 Find Gets A Makeover….

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Remember a while ago I bought a sideboard that I was going to show what I done with it? Yeah, it was a while ago!

Apart from the days melting into each other at the moment, it seems the weeks/months are too and time has got away…anyway, I am finally going to show you what I done with the old sideboard I picked up for the Marley & Lockyer studio. It wasn’t a major purchase…just $25.00.

It has become the best piece to photograph on!sideboard5

It started life like this…pretty enough, but you know me…I had to paint it white. I stewed over this for hours. Once I had a good look at it, it needed to be white….so I told myself.

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It had some little nicks and pieces of veneer missing, so that was my whole argument into going white.

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Undercoating was a breeze and it seemed to take minutes…but was more like an hour

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even the handles were given the white treatment

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and as you can see, it is the perfect match for my beadboard wall…it was also the perfect fit!

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Really am loving the glass doors and it reminds me of a Pharmacists Apothercary cabinet…all it needs is some white advertisements on the glass. I can now see some of my favourite vintage and new linens at a glance.

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I am extremely happy with how it turned out and all for $25.00!

…a bargain, don’t you think?

Ness xx

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  • Ness, this piece is fabulous and just look at how gorgeous all your bits photograph on it! LOVE!

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    • Isn’t it?! I was wrapped when I got it…couldn’t get the paint on fast enough 😉 xx

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  • I just discovered your blog. What a beautiful site! You’re home is so lovely and I absolutely adore how you have it decorated. I chuckled when looking at your home tour photos- I’ve got most of those same interior decor books. Living with Light is def. one of my favorites!
    I’m adding you to my blog roll now!
    Cheers,
    Kate
    HeirandSpace.blogspot.com

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    • Hi Kate
      How lovely to have you along. It’s so wonderful to be able to connect with like minded people through our blogs. I will stop by and check yours out. Have a lovely day and thank you for your sweet message.
      Ness xx

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  • hi Ness, it looks so lovely now especially with it’s gloss finish. as you say a perfect backdrop for photographing your beautiful wares on.
    Don’t you love the power of white paint!
    Fiona xx

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    • Absolutely !! I think the other sideboard will get a white makeover too now.
      It’s become the perfect piece for the studio

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  • OMG Ness, yes what a bargain!

    It’s amazing how the white paint brings out the details on the front of the drawers. I think it really finishes it off. I also love what you have on top of the sideboard. Can’t have too many candles and I especially love the BIG mannequinn bust. Did you happen to find that local? (If you don’t mind me asking).

    I hope you’re having a great week, it’s flying by too fast. If you have sunshine today I hope you enjoy, off to work!

    Take care
    Janine
    XXOO

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    • Nothing like a quick coat of white to spruce things up. The bust came from a friend who had it for her own products but thought it would suit my range better….she is a sweetheart.
      Have a great day at work
      Ness xx

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  • Just gorgeous! 😀

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    • Thank you Anita. It was a great find xx

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