Sunday, 9 August 2009

Before & After

Sideboard After


Sideboard Before

I recently came across this lovely old Puerto Rican sideboard which I purchased for Black & Spiro. The girls and I decided to have it painted in a very soft mint green colour. We just had the piece delivered into the store on Friday. We placed it in our front window display with lots of pretty old jugs and vases filled with fresh flowers on it. I was so excited as one of my lovely clients came in to see me on Friday afternoon to go over a few things for her new kitchen and she instantly fell in love with our new piece. It is going into her new kitchen and she plans to fill it up with her collection of old mismatched china. I think it will be so perfect along with her pale pink retro Smeg fridge!!

PS. Sorry about the terrible photos however, it's really hard to get a good photo through the front glass windows of the shop...

33 comments:

Vera said...

Its amazing!!!!

Flick, said...

love it! always looking for cute cabinets to makeover, that one came up a treat.

Michelle said...

A great example of hidden potential...love what paint can do...a cure all!!

It's a great addition to your client's home!

Great eye ;)

Best,
Michelle

Kara said...

It's beautiful and simply overflowing with charm! What a lucky lady to have it in her kitchen!

I tried to read a post about the striped pink sofa but for some reason it wouldn't come up. Did you do a post on that?
Your new profile pic looks great and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you on The Skirted Table. So fun to put a voice with a face.

Two Friends Catering said...

I am enjoying your blog...you have such a good eye for colorful displays. I have a question, how do you decorate someone elses place with color when they are truly not into it. I mean, they like it at someone elses home or maybe they see it in shop, but color seems to frighten them. I have a real hard time understanding this. Can you relate?

Gabrielle Cardon said...
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Gabrielle Cardon said...

I love before & after photos (even though through a glass). This sideboard will be fantastic into a kitchen, mainly if the kitchen was mine! hehe!
You have a lovely blog, Anna, I´m your brazilian fan!

Bye!
Gabrielle Cardon
http://gabriellecardon.blogspot.com

Donna @ dh designs said...

Hi Anna - lovely sideboard and I think it will be amazing filled with mismatched china as your client intends!

Just an fyi for taking pictures through glass - I have found that if have an "aquarium" setting on your digital camera, there isn't as much reflection in the picture.

Blue Muse said...

While I'm happy a client grabbed the sideboard up, It's such a fantastic display!!! I love how you have it filled and the pillows look fabulous in it!! Great choice on the color!
xo Isa

FancyPants-design said...

Beautiful! What a difference!

Aileen said...

WOW!

Kelly Lish said...

I just love it! You make me want to go out and buy something and re-do it! Just lovely!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a gorgeous piece in its new color! I must admit, I probably would not have looked too hard at it in its "before" state, but the color really brings out the drawers, the shelves and doors.

Petit Coterie said...

What a beautiful transformation, I love the color choice. This is my first visit to your blog and it is lovely.

Michelle

Trisha Brink Design said...

I am loving this! I have been thinking about painting a Scottish hand carved sideboard I have. I always feel a bit sad to paint beautiful wood...but I just know once it's done I'd love it all the more. How does Peacock Blue sound...or Magenta? I need a little color in my life!

pam@pixelimpress said...

what a beautiful display on the sideboard! love the pillows below and the stacked fabric. stunning.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

just gorgeous! your life is filled with such beauty...it must be a dream to be you!!
xoxo

vicki archer said...

A gorgeous make over Anna - I am not surprised it lasted in the front window for moments, xv.

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Wow, the transformation is amazainag!

Lucky ♥ Holly said...

Anna this is gorgeous! But not as gorgeous as your new profile picture! Very classy.

x
H

Julie Parker said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Curlyhead said...

How charming! It gets a second chance.

Mimi said...

You've made a beautiful old piece even more gorgeous, i love it!

passion4pink said...

Your'e kidding!! That is absolutely gorgeous & the colour ahhhhhhhhhhh........I'd snap it up too.Please post photos of your clients kitchen later, love to see it along side the pink fridge.
Vicki

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Beautiful! I love the paint choice that you went with!

Sharnel said...

It's gorgeous!

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

the colour is - G O R G E O U S

Kellie Collis said...

Anna - i love it!! Such fabulous inspiration for me! The colour is beautiful and works so well

Pamela Angus said...

love this so much! I'm very tempted to look out for a large sideboard in the local Trocs here and paint it up in similar colours!!!

Kylie said...

That is just beautiful! Now I'm envious of her for two reasons, this gorgeous sideboard and a pink Smeg fridge!

Kylie @ All Things Lovely

Patinas BA said...

I love the change in this cabinet!

Keren @ The Cupcake Company said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I love the colour and all those squishy cushions underneath - super super pretty!

Yansy said...

This is fantastic, the color is fabulous. I would love to see pics of it in your clients home.