Saturday, March 8, 2014

Chalk Paint Grey Side Board

Hello. Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday. Mine is going to be great, I can tell. The weather has finally lifted here and I can smell spring in the air. It tickles my nose and lingers with freshness. I may just have to make a stop while I'm out, and grab a bouquet of fresh flowers. 

Here's the handsome fellow I worked on last night. Below, is how he looked before.

Pretty average. I was drawn to the detail in the side doors. It did come as a full hutch, but the upper part had this ugly  unique fabric as the back panel and trimmed around all the glass. Typically, I could have pulled it off the back panel and painted it. I can not work with it around the glass, not with out many tears. The store kept it to sell seperately.

I re-stained the top with Varathane Gel Stain in Dark Walnut. Check out this post, to see my previous project using  the Gel Stain.

I wanted to show you, how it can tone down any discolorations in the wood. The top on this piece had yellowed a bit from sunlight. All fixed now.

I also used some Rub'n Buff Gold leaf on the handles. Take a look at this post to see the "how to". I think they turned out perfect.

I did light brush strokes on the side doors, too keep the depth and detail.

What a handsome piece.

Before and after.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Take care.

Our furry family member, Cali. She's even smiling for me.


  1. I looks fabulous. You did an amazing job. I love it. Hugs, Marty

  2. Oh gosh, the grey and gold look fabulous together!

    1. Thanks Sharon. I'm really loving the gold for Spring. xo

  3. Gorgeous makeover Tabatha - I'm so glad you shared with us at the DIY Sunday Showcase party this week!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

  4. Very nice love how the two look together! Thanks for Sharing at One More Time Events…Tammy

  5. It's just beautiful. You turned another frog into a prince! Great job xx

  6. What a beautiful color and a great transformation! Love it.

  7. How pretty! I like the color, too. I've never tried chalk paint, but I keep seeing so many transformations like yours.

    Linking from Mod Mix Monday,
    Ricki Jill

  8. Hi Tabatha, thanks for leaving me a comment on my blog Little Brags (the Copycat Demijohn post) I tried to reply directly to your comment but you came up as a non reply blogger (Google glitch). I follow you now via Bloglovin. Thanks for inviting me to your weekly party. I will add you to my party links and link up this WED.
    Christine from

  9. My, this looks lovely. The gray/gold combo really pops. I really like the wooden top -- I've never tried that but you've inspired me. I saw your post at Three Mango Seeds/It's So Very Cheri. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

  10. I love this! It's amazing what paint can do! I used to despise these older styled furniture pieces that is until I discovered paint! :D Great job!

  11. This is SO GORGEOUS! I want it. LOVE! - Bre @ Average But Inspired

  12. Love it. I did something very similar, with a couple of twists, and we have a dog named Calli:)

  13. Gorgeous makeover! Love the color and the cutie sitting in front of it! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  14. Beautiful, you did such a great job! And Cali is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  15. What a beautiful transformation! Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

  16. Lovely... just lovely! I"m featuring this one too!

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  18. What color/brand of chalk paint did you use. This is gorgeous, I love the entire thing!

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