When I was visiting my family in Sacramento a couple weeks ago, my sister-in-law took us to a local thrift shop that was having a closing sale. I spotted this vintage, Thomasville sideboard that was 50% off. I was glad we had the truck with us, so we could haul this beauty back to Santa Cruz for a little makeover.
It had some damage on the front and side veneer, but that is nothing a little spackling paste and sand paper can't remedy.
I love the size and shape of this sideboard and there is nothing like the impeccable quality of vintage Thomasville furniture.
I painted the whole piece in Graphite Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan and then distressed all the edges so the brown finish underneath shows through and brings out the details and adds dimension.
I wanted this sideboard to be black rather than dark grey, so after I clear waxed it, I mixed the dark wax with unscented mineral spirits to make a dark wax glaze. This really deepened the color and turned it into a gorgeous, soft black.
The paint and distressing really highlight all the beveled edges of this sophisticated piece of furniture.
I left the hardware brass as a contrast against the black finish.
One half of the sideboard has drawers behind the cabinet doors and the other side is shelving. This is a versatile piece and would work in a bedroom as a dresser, living room as a sideboard, or dining room as a buffet.
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