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Spring Sideboard Brought to Life

I painted this sideboard a couple of years ago and it was snatched as soon as I listed it for sale.  Every year at this time I look back on it because I staged it for the coming of spring.  Although, in Connecticut it seems that spring is really having a hard time taking off this year, I know that gorgeous weather is coming. 

Let me tell you a little about this lovely vintage Chalk Painted® sideboard.  This piece was a gem, a high quality piece of furniture that just needed an update for today’s home decor.  I used Annie Sloan’s paint, Chalk Paint ® decorative paints to give it a face lift.  I like to mix and make custom colors with Chalk Paint, and on this piece I blended the colors to give it a soft ombre. The top and legs were sanded, stained and sealed with a water based poly for a durable finish.  The painted areas of the body were sealed with two coats of Chalk Paint® clear wax.  This piece of furniture will bring beauty to its new home for years to come!

Staging a Sideboard

I wanted to do something with this sideboard to signify spring is coming.  I thought what better flower than tulips. The beautiful pinks of the tulips complimented the colors I used to paint this classic piece of furniture.  They brought some desperately needed “spring” to our long cold winter.  I set up my camera timer and dished out heaping bowls of “spring”.

My Gear

I use a Sony ilce 6000 camera.  It’s perfect for me because I am not a professional photographer and yet this camera still takes amazing clear photos.  Hi-res photos, and easy to use default settings.

I have a simple light set I ordered from amazon. Comes with a nice bag to carry your equipment in. You can find it here

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