The Midnight Sideboard

Here is the “before” of the gorgeous vintage sideboard that I just finished for a client.  20140626_085246

She decided to go with black (a little out of the box for me) and so, with trepidation, I opened my new tin of General Finishes Lamp Black.

I have to admit – I love, love, love the black!  It makes the piece look sharp and modern and the matte finish complements the age of the piece.  What a transformation! Midnight Sideboard www.thepainteddrawer.comMidnight Sideboard www.thepainteddrawer.comI changed out the old pulls for some pretty glass ones to add sparkle against the black backdrop.Midnight Sideboard Midnight Sideboard www.thepainteddrawer.comThe piece was only lightly distressed, just enough for the details to pop out against the dark finish.Midnight Sideboard Midnight Sideboard www.thepainteddrawer.comThe Midnight Sideboard!Midnight Sideboard

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18 thoughts on “The Midnight Sideboard

  1. Wow Suzanne! This is just gorgeous. I too am a little wary of black, really wish we could get General Finishes here in Australia, I have seen other pieces done in this Lamp Black and it seems a great black! Love your work :-)

  2. Love the black with light distressing!!! How did you prep to stain? I have a piece similar that I am getting ready to paint/stain black? Thx

  3. Oh, my…what a wonderful piece of furniture!! That paint color is beyond beautiful. I have a cabinet that isn’t really old but have been wanting to paint it and I think now that this color would be just perfect. I have a small round side table, as well. The only thing is that I need to add some wood filler to some spots on top. Will that paint cover that well? or would I need to use a primer first? Where do I purchase this paint? You have been so gracious to help me in the past and I thank you for that!!

    • Hi Diane, Thanks so much! I would use a darker colored wood filler and sand it back smooth. The black paint should cover it well. You will likely need a few coats to do it. You can purchase the paint off my website. Click on the Rockler ad on my sidebar and they sell the paint and ship it. Good luck with your project! Suzanne

  4. I too did a very similar side board a few years ago that had been beaten up pretty bad. I used Old Village black paint to get that
    black look that is so popular. Good idea to use the glass knobs as I used new hardware pulls that look equally as nice. Nice to know that there is a twin out there to my piece.

    • Hi Carol, I use their high performance water based topcoat in the flat finish. It is applied easily with a sponge brush and dries quickly. I like that the finish isn’t shiny so it looks great on my distressed pieces. Thanks!

  5. Love it! Guess what? I have another dresser, chest of drawers and end stand that all match the piece you’ve done with some minor differences. Getting ready to paint all three…in black!

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