Operation Sideboard

I literally can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to be sharing this project with you guys! I’ve been looking for a cool sideboard for years, to no avail. This summer my mom tagged me in a facebook yard sale post, and the rest, as they say, is history! I picked up my dresser for $15 and got started with the design plans to upcycle it into a fabulous new sideboard!


So I’m a little disappointed in myself for not taking a better before photo but I’m afraid that unless its on my missing SD card, this is all I have. You definitely get the idea though, it has great bones, perfect size I really liked the lines of the top drawers.

Sideboard Before

I decided to get rid of the bottom 4 drawers and fill up that space with some vintage china I’ve been collecting (pretty much the whole reason for the sideboard project).

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Because we got rid of the lower cross pieces, B helped me reinforce the bottom and back to make sure it would be sturdy enough to hold all of the dishes I was about to pile into it! We added a cross piece along the bottom, and then a piece of mdf across that, from side to side to create a solid shelf. (I would like to point out how B really dressed up for the occasion with his tuxedo tee…Ha!)

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For colours I knew for sure I wanted to carry the navy from the front door into the back of the house, so Benjamin Moores ‘Newportbury Blue’ (HC-155) and of course my beloved ‘Chantilly Lace’ (OC-65) as a background for the dishes but wanted to set it apart with a really bright pop of something. I grabbed one of my favourite wooden paint dipped utensil and colour matched it as ‘Dark Salmon’ (2009-30) by Benjamin Moore. Not only would it look awesome with the navy and white, it also ties in the front door! Accidental genius!

Newburyport Blue HC-155Chantilly Lace OC-65 Dark Salmon 2009-30

Here it is, in all its glory. I am beyond thrilled! It was true love as soon as we carried into the dining room!

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and the spatula that started it all!

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Filled with my favourite china and ready for a dinner party!


We’re jumping into Eastons big boy room next, starting with making over an old bed for him. This room has been such a long time coming- I can’t wait to share our projects along the way! Til then!

Come on in, have a seat!


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