5.18.2016

Charcoal Grey Mahogany Sideboard


Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard

On a shopping trip to Goodwill, I spotted this vintage mahogany sideboard and snatched it up right away.  It took me about a week or so to get started working on it because I couldn't decide on a color for it.  My head was sniping all over the place, so I looked for inspiration in Pinterest and that made it worse because then I had a ballillion choices.  I finally had a vision in my head of how I wanted the piece to look.  My gut was telling me to paint it in a dark charcoal grey with the middle section in a light grey and stain the top.

Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard

Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard

I started by sanding the top finish off completely working my way from coarse, to medium, to fine grit sand paper for a smooth finish.  I gave the body a light sanding with fine grit too.  Then I filled some spots where the veneer was missing.  Rustoleum's Kona gave the top a nice, even tone.  I mixed my own chalk paint for this piece.   After a few coats of each color, I let the paint dry over night and came back the next day and sanded the whole piece to remove any bumps and lightly distress the edges.  I sealed the bottom portion with Minwax polycrylic in satin and the top in gloss finish.

Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard

I liked the original hardware but I wanted to remove the years of tarnish, to give them a fresher look.  I used Bar Keepers Friend, it was working quite well.  They were a nice brassy color underneath, unfortunately two of the hardware pieces had a silver tone to them.  I needed another solution so I thought about using Rub and Buff.  I've never used it before but read good things about it.  I went to two different craft stores near by and neither of them carried it.  One of them had a similar product called Metallic Luster.  I bought it, took it home and tried it out but it was a bust.  It didn't work for me, it was too much of a bright gold and the finish was translucent.  Maybe I didn't do it right, I don't know.  Anyhow I finally found Rub and Buff at Hobby Lobby and it worked like a charm.
     
Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard
Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard rubb and buff hardware

The decorative trim from the top back was missing so I picked up a piece of 1x2 at Home Depot.  My hubby cut it for me and then I screwed it in from the back, stained it and sealed it.   I also added some wooden corner pieces as supports to give it more stability since it is such a top heavy piece.

Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard

Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard

I am totally in love with how this Charcoal Grey mahogany Sideboard came out.  I wish I had a bigger house so that I could keep it!  I say that a lot but it's not true, I actually love that our house is not so big, it's perfect for us.  I guess what I mean is, I wish I needed it or had a spot for it at home, but I don't so hopefully this vintage beauty finds a perfect home soon.

Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard

Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard

Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard

Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard

Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard


Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard

Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard


Charcoal Grey Vintage Mahogany Sideboard

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5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous job here! I love these old buffets, they're always so charming!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Tarahlynn!

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  2. Wow! Your Sideboard turned out gorgeous! I really love the colors and the gold knobs. Thank you for sharing at the Talented Tuesday link party! Have a great week, Kim

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  3. This is stunning! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/06/make-pretty-monday-week-179.html Have a happy week ahead. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Awesome thank you for featuring the sideboard I'm glad you love it, on my way to see it now!

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