Three Drawer Open Bottom Sideboard

By Mitzie Tibbets, Owner/Designer at JoyUs by Design in VA.

The first order of business was adding legs to this sideboard to give it more presence. The top needed to be completely sanded down due to the awful stain job and markings.  Taking the top down to bare wood allowed me to play with mixing numerous stain colors, which I had never done before.   For the top I used  Varathane Weathered Gray and Black Cherry stains applied randomly then accented by General Finishes Java Gel Stain. This was the perfect stain to bring out the uniqueness of the wavy edge of the top. So beautiful!

The body was painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color Coco. I painted the bottom, legs and drawers, with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. I love the richness of the dark chocolate.  It was the perfect accent to bring out the details on this one.  Decorative paper was decoupaged to each side with Mod Podge and then aged with General Finishes Glaze Effects in Van Dyke Brown. General Finishes High Performance Topcoat was applied to the drawers and paper for durability.  New hardware completed the look of this versatile and beautiful piece.

Products Used

  • General Finishes Java Gel Stain
  • General Finishes High Performance Topcoat Flat
  • General Finishes Glaze Effects Van Dyke Brown
  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (Coco)
  • Varathane Stain (Black Cherry; Weathered Gray)

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