FRENCH BLUE SIDEBOARD


I am hosting Thanksgiving breakfast at my house for my family. We love to watch the parade, but after it’s over, we have to head out to visit three sets of parents. It gets a little crazy. I wanted the girls to wake up to a beautiful dining room with breakfast casserole, blueberry muffins, sausage swirls and fruit skewers and to be able to enjoy it with extended family. I am also trying to get the dining room done for a Christmas party that I am hosting for my 11 year old and her little girl friends.

I picked up this sideboard from another dealer a few weeks ago at Urban Suburban. I was originally going to sell it, but I paid too much and ended up falling in love with it, and painting it for myself. I love the serpentine front and all of the storage space. It had minor cosmetic flaws as well as a dated, speckled finish. I knew it would be beautiful painted.

I decided to do another graphite top. I love how it mimics slate. I mixed equal parts of Annie Sloan Chalk paint in paris gray and louise blue. I used Annie Sloan’s dark wax in certain areas to give it an aged, french feel. I loathe my chadelier, but I must live with it until I find the right frenchy piece with a little bling.
The lamps on the buffet were my birthday present. I originally bought them to sell, but I fell in love with them too! If I keep holding onto my inventory I am never going to make any money! They are original pieces of art from Peter Sardelis, made from antique iron pieces. My mirror is from Uttermost, but believe it or not I found it at a yard sale for 50.00. It was a major splurge but I looked it up online and it’s still available for 425.00!! That was a major score in my book.

This week I will be working on chairs for the dining room. I have none. Being in this business causes things to cycle out of here all of the time! It is kind of fun though because I can change things up whenever I want too. I found 4 shield back chairs downstairs in my stash that I am going to try and finish up before next Thursday. We shall see………

Comments

  1. kelli that is stunning!!!!! just gorgeous!!

  2. kelli that is stunning!!!!! just gorgeous!!

  3. Katie says:

    Very beautiful! Love the colors you chose.

  4. Katie says:

    Very beautiful! Love the colors you chose.

  5. It is so beautiful!! I spied a similar piece in my town for $80…I might just go snag it tomorrow…sharing on FB! and pinning!

  6. It is so beautiful!! I spied a similar piece in my town for $80…I might just go snag it tomorrow…sharing on FB! and pinning!

  7. Karen says:

    It's beautiful Kelly, love those colors.

  8. Karen says:

    It's beautiful Kelly, love those colors.

  9. Oh my gosh Kelly that came out awesome!!
    I love the color you came up with and I love the white trim and where you put the dark wax ~
    It is gorgeous!!

  10. Oh my gosh Kelly that came out awesome!!
    I love the color you came up with and I love the white trim and where you put the dark wax ~
    It is gorgeous!!

  11. Mary says:

    beautiful!

  12. Mary says:

    beautiful!

  13. The buffet turned out beautifully. Love the color and finish. Gorgeous mirror and lamps also. Hugs, Marty

  14. The buffet turned out beautifully. Love the color and finish. Gorgeous mirror and lamps also. Hugs, Marty

  15. Doris says:

    Oh My… it is fabulous! Wish I could find pieces like that to perform facelifts on!

  16. Doris says:

    Oh My… it is fabulous! Wish I could find pieces like that to perform facelifts on!

  17. I love what you do! Are you going to sell your chandelier? If so, how much?

  18. I love what you do! Are you going to sell your chandelier? If so, how much?

  19. SueAnn says:

    Totally fabulous!!! The lamps are perfect!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  20. SueAnn says:

    Totally fabulous!!! The lamps are perfect!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  21. Lisa says:

    You did a great job. It's lovely. Question. How do you do the graphite top?

  22. Lisa says:

    You did a great job. It's lovely. Question. How do you do the graphite top?

  23. Such a wonderful job on this piece! Always love to see a new piece you've just finished. You have great taste and skills!

  24. Such a wonderful job on this piece! Always love to see a new piece you've just finished. You have great taste and skills!

  25. Your cabinet looks beautiful. I also love your lamps and mirror. Blessings

  26. Your cabinet looks beautiful. I also love your lamps and mirror. Blessings

  27. This is so gorgeous, I am so inspired. Loving that Grey. Happy Thanksgiving!

  28. This is so gorgeous, I am so inspired. Loving that Grey. Happy Thanksgiving!

  29. Roxanna says:

    I do believe I would have kept it myself. Beautiful!

  30. Roxanna says:

    I do believe I would have kept it myself. Beautiful!

  31. Sandra says:

    This is a treasure. Thanks for sharing

  32. Sandra says:

    This is a treasure. Thanks for sharing

  33. Cindy Luby says:

    I thought i had posted but it didnt show up. My question was the in the photos the paint outcomes look different. I am wondering as I like the top photo for one piece and the other for another. lol …..lc