Damask Sideboard Redo

Hi, my sweet friends!

When I started with furniture redo, I bought a cute cupboard that someone tried to paint white. I wanted to make it pretty outside and inside because I personally don’t like having a beautiful piece of furniture, and then open the doors and see the ugly interior. That’s my personal inner battle, I think it would be great just to paint the outside and leave the inside as it is, but when I see it beautiful and then I open the door… I end up painting everything inside as well.

Damask Makeover

One of the first things I did was to take off the back and replace it by a piece of plywood cut to fit. Isn’t that horrible? It seems the sideboard has a big belly…

Damask Sideboard Redo      Damask Sideboard Makeover

Well, back to the piece, I bought it really cheap because the owner wanted to get rid of it, so as soon as I reached home I took it apart, cleaned it and started to paint it. Two coats of homemade chalk paint were enough to cover it properly, and left it until the next day.

In the meanwhile, I searched for a pretty damask, and when I found it I downloaded it. I used Photoshop to enlarge the image, and I printed it using 4 sheets. I put the graphic together with some cello tape and used a pencil to make some shading behind. With the papers attached and the drawing facing out I traced the silhouette of the damask, and that left on the sideboard all the lines which I painted in grey, as well as the knobs.

Damask Sideboard Redo          Damask Sideboard Redo

I decided to finish it lining the drawers with some silver contact paper, so I feel happy when I open it and I don’t feel ashamed if someone have a look inside.

Damask Sideboard Makeover

Damask Sideboard Redo

I like how it turned out, I really love damasks.




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  1. Evija says:

    This is such a gorgeous transformation.. I know how challenging stencils can be and yours looks lovely Pili! Well done. Thank you for sharing with OMHG Wordless Wednesday, Evija x

    • Pili says:

      Many thanks Evija, as it was one of my first projects it was quite challenging indeed. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Pili says:

      I really like how it turned out too. I started with the idea in mind but wasn’t sure if I could do it… but did it

    • Pili says:

      Christine, you can use carbon paper as well to trace the image on the furniture. Thanks for the visit!!

  2. Mimi says:

    Pili, I can’t believe the transformation in this piece! You have such a great eye for the possibilities in things. Thanks for sharing this at Five Star Frugal. Love, Mimi xxx

  3. Beverly says:

    What a great job you did with this piece! So pretty. I loved your stool makeover as well. Thanks for partying with us at Snickerdoodle!

  4. Pili says:

    Thank you Debra, this was one of my first makeovers. I had so much fun with it!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Pili says:

      That damask sideboard will always have a special place in my heart, it was one of my first makeovers.

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