Well, a number of you voted on what I should do with the sideboard, but I decided to go my own way (I hope at least some of you are humming some Fleetwood Mac in your head right now).
You’ll have to get used to it. I assume it annoys the crap out of my friends. The way I always ask for opinions and ideas, and then I pretty much do what I want. I do listen. And I ponder. And I consider my options. But in the end, I make up my own mind.
In this case, that meant that I re-styled the vintage sideboard to accommodate a wide-screen TV and some components.
I basically stole this idea from a picture that one of my blog readers had pinned (thank you Meggan). I consulted with Ken, and he took out the middle drawers, built a shelf there instead and added some holes in the back for the cords.
Keep in mind that the holes seem really obvious in these pictures because they are back lit. Also, once you have some components on those shelves, they will block those anyway.
I painted it with Annie Sloan’s French Linen and finished with paste wax. I even
stole borrowed the color from the inspiration pin. This color is a fabulous shade of greige. You know greige, right? Grey and beige. Beige and grey. A nicely warm grey. I didn’t realize until now that greige is not a made up word, it actually means:
greige (greɪ, greɪʒ)
adj. unbleached and undyed: greige linen.
Suddenly Annie Sloan’s name choice for this color makes sense.
I updated the hardware to these stone knobs in keeping with the updated use for this piece.
I staged the inside of the cubby on the side with a fabulous old locker basket, but it won’t be included, I normally use this to store my paper towels in the pantry. Although it would be a clever way to corral your DVD’s or games.
So there you have it, a re-styled sideboard. Perfect spot for your wide screen TV. A nice juxtaposition of vintage furniture meets modern technology.
By the way, the house in the background with the blue door? That is nnK’s house. She was out doing yard work and threatened to photo bomb my pics. One of these days I bet she’ll do it!
Also, the fab vintage suitcase pictured above was painted by Bees Knees Bungalow. I had to have it. She has another in brown that will likely make its way to the Carriage House Sale.
One final b & a.
As always, please feel free to leave me a comment if you are interested in purchasing this re-styled sideboard.
I will likely post it on craigslist by the end of the week. Oops, you missed this one, it is SOLD.