Bringing Back an Antique Sideboard

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I messed up... I have no before picture...
probably because this piece almost ended up back on the curb.

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This beautiful oak, antique sidebar was found on the side of the road.

It had no back, had some veneer damage and was coated with a coat of shellac... but it had beautiful scrolled legs and huge potential so my husband and I lifted this heavy monster into the back of the car. 

The veneer damage was small so my fix was easy.
One of the doors didn't close right so I pulled out my wood
planer and it worked in no time.

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I painted the entire sideboard including inside the cabinets and both inside and out of the drawers.

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I painted the sideboard with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey. I used a product called Crackle Tex on the doors. 

When the Crackle Tex dried I painted a coat of French Linen over it and used a rag to pull off some of the crackle... It created a beautiful chunky crackled look. 

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When all the paint was dry I gave the entire piece a 
wash with Graphite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  I sprayed sections of the sideboard with water then used a small amount of Graphite on a brush over the water. I immediately wiped off the wet paint leaving a beautiful dark wash over the painted sideboard. 

I reused the original handles because they were in great shapeand looked perfect.  There were no knobs on the doors because the holes are actually locks... with no keys. I solved this problem by drilling holes next to the lock holes and adding large glass knobs.

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The last fix for this piece was a trip to Home Depot for a 1/4" thick wood panel for the back. I painted one side of the panel Paris Grey and attached it to the back.

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This piece is on it's way to become the sink vanity in 
someone's new bathroom! 
I'm so glad I could give it a new lease on life!


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