A $25 Find Gets A Makeover….


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.


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


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


even the handles were given the white treatment


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



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.


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

…a bargain, don’t you think?

Ness xx



Comments (10)

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

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

  • 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!

    • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

    • 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

  • Just gorgeous! 😀

    • Thank you Anita. It was a great find xx


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