Monday, August 16, 2010

Sideboard Reveal!

It's finished! The $99 IKEA sideboard got a little makeover and found a home in my kitchen.
I primed the legs and shelves then gave them 2 coats of ICI's Natural White.


The top was a different story. I originally thought the sideboard was unfinished pine so I tried staining the top. For some reason the wood didn't seem to want to accept the stain.

I did a little research and discovered that it was sealed with a clear acrylic lacquer. So, I got some sandpaper and went to town. Then, I tried staining again.
What if I did multiple coats? Like 7 of them?
Still no luck. It still didn't get any darker than above. I was seriously ready to burn it!
Then, I did what I should have done at the beginning. I dropped it off to my dad- the wood man. If he couldn't do it, no one could! He ended up having to scrape it and do a lot of sanding. He laughed when I told him I had been using a sanding sponge. Apparently, I would have been sanding for a long time :)




So here it is in the kitchen.


While it isn't super wide, it does offer a bit more counter space and storage which was badly needed. The stained top matches my counter tops and the legs match my cupboards. I will someday have to find a way to conceal those pipes. Oh, the joys of living in an old house!


I'll post more of the kitchen tomorrow!

7 comments:

  1. Jane I love this... Looks perfect in your kitchen!!!

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  2. I knew you would be able to make it look great!

    Pam

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  3. Love this! Great job....I am really liking that cakestand, too.

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  4. modernjane strikes again! you are a girl wonder :)
    em

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  5. Jane, Jane, Jane....it looks amazing like I knew it would. And the kitchen before and after pics...UNREAL! See you soon!!

    rae

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  6. What color paint is on the walls? It's lovely!

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  7. Thanks! The color is souvenir by ICI paints. On the chip it is a blue grey but it came out blue! I like it though:)

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Love hearing from you! Thanks so much :)