Hi, my sweet friends!
Welcome to the May Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop! You may have seen my last month’s post for the challenge, it was a rustic tin vase on the cheap. But if you are new to the blog you would be wondering what I am talking about so let me explain it.
The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen!
So this month I decided to give a beaten sideboard a makeover and turn this trash into a two-tone sideboard treasure. Do you want to see how I did it?
Two-Tone Sideboard Makeover
I found some time ago a beautiful two-toned dresser that Ann Marie from the blog Twice Lovely transformed years ago and loved the contrast of colors. See what I mean.
The thing is that a friend cleared out her basement and asked me if I wanted some of the things she had there, including a huge sideboard/dresser which was full of mold because she lives by the sea.
I will provide links to the products I used in case you are inspired to make your own two-toned sideboard version. You will find some affiliate links for your convenience and you can read the full disclosure here.
Can you see what I mean?
Time to sand that baby down so the first thing to do was to remove all the knobs. I have a mouse sander from a local hardware store but there’s a similar one here.
I also sanded the top to get rid of that kinda honey look. I used an 80 grid paper and then a 120 one to smooth it.
I was looking for a contrast between the top and the rest of the sideboard, but I’m not into too dark tops right now so I decided to use a pretty walnut stain. You can find it here.
This was the first coat, I gave it two for a more deeper color because I was going to weather it later. You can check the post I wrote on how to weather wood, I promise it’s really easy and the results are just amazing.
I added some pretty knobs I had bought time ago. Thankfully I had a big bunch of them because the two-toned sideboard was going to need 12! I found similar to mine here.
By the way, I forgot to mention that I spray painted this baby. Can you see how smooth it is? I’m in love with my HomeRight!
I didn’t want to cover the natural cracks and holes from the wood because I think it gives it some character, but I really love how soft the paint job is.
Here it is this beautiful two-tone sideboard on all its glory. Quite a change from the original one, right?
It found a new house soon and I had mixed feelings because I know I can’t keep everything I do but I fell in love with it.
Don’t you love it too? I used my homemade chalky paint in a off-white.
I think the top has the perfect tone.
Have you noticed the wall? I am going to write a whole blog post about it soon so stay tuned.
I think I will ask the Universe for another sideboard that I can keep, but I need a bigger one.
If you are wondering about the picture on top you can read about how I repurposed an old frame as a gift to my husband.
It’s a big one!
Another shot, just in case you didn’t have had enough yet 😉
I promise this is the last one. I don’t want to take more time so you can click below on the links to see what my friends have done this month. I tell you they are all very talented!
And remember, if you liked my two-tone sideboard makeover don’t forget to share it.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
Erlene – My Pinterventures • Lauren – Mom Home Guide
Debbee – Debbee’s Buzz • Laurie – My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Marie – DIY Adulation • Julie – Sum of their Stories
Marie – The Inspiration Vault • T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet
Pili – My Sweet Things • Debra – Shoppe No. 5
Roseann – This Autoimmune Life • Terri – Our Good Life
Chelc – Inside The Fox Den • Marci – Stone Cottage Adventures
Leslie – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After
Kelley – Simply Inspired Meals • Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey
Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Gail – Purple Hues and Me
Rebecca – Hello Central Avenue • Sam – Raggedy Bits
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Tyler – Just Enough Blush
Kristie – Teadoddles • Shirley – Intelligent Domestications
Kelli – The Olympic Nest • Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen
Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed • Ola – J’adore Le Decor
Rebecca – Simple Practical Beautiful • Gwen – Geez, Gwen!
Michelle – Our Crafty Mom • Emily – Domestic Deadline
Megan – C’mon Get Crafty • Micah – Home Faith Family
I really like how you distressed the top of the side board. I have a dresser that needs some TLC soon so will be coming back to see how you did this. Thanks for sharing.
Pili that is such a beautiful top. It looks like it is three different colors, so rich and pretty. I certainly cannot blame you for wanting to keep this one. It is a stunner and would look great in any home.
This looks beautiful! You did an amazing job and I love the contrasting colors and the pretty knobs. I have no place for this in my home, but I would love it!
It turned out beautiful! I love painted in white!
That is a stunning transformation! I love the two tones and those bright sparkly knobs give it a little elegance. Pinned.
Beautiful makeover! I love two-tone furniture.
Thanks T’onna, I love it too
Now I’ve pinned a lot of furniture makeovers in the past but this is SUCH a difference, I think the mould and the fact that is gone is what makes this really stand out as a great save!
The dresser is so lovely. All of the details make it stand out. The top and the knobs are perfect. I can’t get over having to deal with the mold. You would never know what the before looked like now.
Such a beautiful makeover Pili. It looks so classy now, no wonder it left your shop so quickly. We struggle a lot with mold down at the coast too. Hope you do get to find one that you can keep for yourself sometime soon
Pili this sideboard turned out beautiful and I love the two toned look and the little knobs are so cute!!
It turned out beautiful. Love the top and your chalk paint color too. I’d keep it too!
That’s quite a transformation! The difference between the top and bottom is striking. I love it!
Wow! What a transformation – you did a beautiful job!
You’re a brave girl. When I see black mold I steer clear…lol. I think it turned out beautiful and I would have never known it had mold all over it. Great makeover and it looks lovely in your space.