I’ve been working with a sweet client on a whole-house design. We’ve pretty much been working from scratch – buying new furniture, window treatments, rugs, and accessories. Up until now, we couldn’t find a great sideboard for her dining room (which is a really important design element for this open concept floorplan) at a price that works within the budget. This is the one we would have loved to have for her space:
Like this, but in a slightly patinaed, blue-green finish. This piece from Ballard Designs is beautiful, but at $1400, maybe we could do better. My client had this black Pottery Barn dresser in her guest room that I thought we might repurpose to use as a dining room sideboard, but she wasn’t sure. I was pretty sure.
I chose Benjamin Moore’s Dragonfly as the new color for the dresser (soon-to-become sideboard).
I had the lovely Heather faux paint the dresser in Dragonfly, slightly sand the edges to reveal some of the black beneath, then top it with a light coating of dark wax.
And here’s the beautiful finished sideboard, perfectly perfect for this space and at a fraction of the cost for my client!
I think it’s even better than the original inspiration piece. Topped with great art and a pair of lamps, this sideboard is the perfect color to anchor this dining room and tie in with the rest of the design.
I can’t wait to show you the whole space, but we’re still waiting on dining chairs that are on back-order. What do you think of this repurposed beauty?
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Linking to: Furniture Feature Friday