A Sideboard Reborn

A Sideboard Reborn


I purchased this sideboard from my favorite thrift store; actually it’s a moving company with an adjacent store. Only $60, how great is that? After, I got it home, I couldn’t wait to start working on it. First I stripped it, to reveal the wood surface. Then I sanded it. Next, I applied a walnut stain followed by several coats of polyurethane. I am pleased with how it came out.


For me, however, it’s less about the outcome and more about the journey. It’s about the process of stripping away the layers, one at a time, to get to its core, its essence. It’s about learning, growing and evolving. It’s about what is, rather then what isn’t. This transformation speaks to the possibilities of what can be. So the next time you are faced with a dilemma, obstacle or a challenge, try taking a creative approach to solving the problem. And keep in mind you are only limited by your imagination.

7 Responses

  1. LOve the sideboard.Now that you are into clean lines and a traditional look you can change the handles to a straight simple pull style and maybe add a small line of black around the outer edge of the piece to make it more modern.

    • Thanks for the suggestions. Actually I have changed the hardware since this picture was taken. At that time, I was still into the traditional look and replaced it with another set of traditional pulls. So I think I will be on the look out for more modern hardware to update it again.

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