Skye’s Sideboard Inheritance
When Skye sent me a picture of her sideboard and asked me if I could give it a makeover, I took up the challenge. This antique piece of furniture was inherited and so she didn’t want to get rid of it, but knew she wanted it updated for a more modern but vintage look. So after discussing colours and the look she was after, I got stuck into it.
Prepping the Sideboard
Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint – Kitchen Scale
After TWO COATS …
Leaving the inside of the cupboard and the drawers in their natural wood state, I used a Scandinavian Oil to rub in for a lovely natural finish. On the drawer below you can see the difference it makes, where I started the oil on the left. If I were doing this again, I could also use Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil, which gives an equally beautiful finish on natural wood.Again, this drawer compares the left side (oiled) and the right side (not oiled). Before re-installing all the hardware on the sideboard, I gave it a good clean with a baking soda/white vinegar combo, using a toothbrush to scrub as best I could.
Next I worked on the top again. Remember I had only stained the top surface, not varnished it with anything. One of my favourite finishes for wood is Minwax Wipe-on Poly (available at Bunnings in Australia). I used about 3 coats, drying for the recommended time in between.And after sanding back the edges and wearing parts for a vintage aged shabby look, I waxed all over with MMS Furniture Wax, returned the handles and voila! All done!
Skye was so excited when we dropped it off to her house and very happy with the makeover results.(Can you believe they unpacked a whole house and she only has a week to go before baby is due!?) Now Skye is looking for the perfect big mirror to go with her “new look” sideboard!