The Toile is Back....Sideboard Makeover

6.13.2016

Back in March when I shared the new look in the great room I had also revealed the new look of the sideboard that has been made over more than once. You can see the first look here and the second look here. I liked the second look in the Chateau Gray and it stayed that way for five years, but it needed a new color for the new look in the great room. Many of you did not like the fact that I had painted over the toile on the door panels, but they were the wrong color and had to go. Well, to tell you the truth I wasn't in love with the new look either and even attempted painting it again and never shared it with y'all because I still didn't love it. Well, recently I made it over again and I think y'all will like the change.

This is what it looked like when I shared the great room reveal. But wait for it......

Ta da!!! They say every room needs a little black. I love this new look, but let's back up for just a second and I'll show you what it looked like before deciding to paint it black.

I painted it this lighter color first and then added the toile. I lived with this look for about a day and then I grabbed my can of paint and started painting again.

I just love the richer color with the toile. The paint I used is another Amy Howard One Step paint and this color has the funniest name....."Good Man Is Hard To Find". It's not a true black, but a deep charcoal color.

I know it looks blue in some of these shots, but it isn't.

I restyled the top and replaced the breadboard with this painting from my stash. It's a more modern painting and I like the light colors in it for summer.

It's super hard to see with all the glare, but it's a picture of city buildings and the sun. We purchased this at a silent auction for a good cause many years ago.

After painting one coat of paint, thank goodness that's all it took, I distressed it with a wet rag.

I used clear wax, but would have preferred to use Hemp Oil, but I was out.



The tutorial for the toile is coming soon.

So what do you think about look number 405 four?

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34 comments:

  1. Luv!!! The deep charcoal and the toile together... a winning combination!
    Been trying to talk the Mr. into agreeing to paint the biggest piece in the dining room, my grandmother's hutch. He finally agreed, then I said black, a soft black... a deep right charcoal and he balked again. I did get him to paint the new front door that colour though.
    Now I'm sharing this post with him.
    I feel a change coming on Kim!!!

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  2. The toile and the charcoal are a gorgeous pairing! I never tire of toile! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  3. Oh gosh, it's wonderful, Kim! Do you strip it each time or just keep painting over it? I've really got to get started painting furniture. I have so many things that are just screaming out for it... ;-) Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    1. Strip it? Heck no. I just go over it each time. The layering is what I like and then if you sand it they show through. Thanks!

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  4. You didn't, by chance, buy that black lampshade separate from the lamp, did you? I have searched high and low for that shade!!! Any suggestions?

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    1. No, it came with the lamp. Sorry. I truly don't know where you could find one. It is a Stiffel lamp. Maybe you can contact them some way.

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    2. I have seen some similar ones for sale on Amazon:

      https://www.amazon.com/Hardback-Shallow-Shade-10x12x8-Parchment/dp/B016E2R7N0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1467256972&sr=8-6&keywords=black+parchment+drum+shade

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  5. Beautiful makeover. I love the toile. Nice choice.

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  6. I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw the lovely toile again. Love this new look and hope it is final because it is perfect.

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  7. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je pense que vous avez atteint la réussite... Très joli travail, bravo !

    Gros bisous 🌺

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  8. Glad you are happy with it.

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  9. Love the toile! I'm glad you brought it back!

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  10. Love, love the new look!!...love the paint color, the toile and the great vignette....Really need to try Amy Howard's paint.

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  11. Thumbs up! I like that the toile is a focus now. Beautiful!

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  12. Very pretty! Do you have a before-before, to show the original toile? Just curious.

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    1. There was no toile originally. It was my idea to add that several years ago. It was just dark brown all over like the top.

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  13. You do a great job when you paint, Kim. A good eye and original...the perfect combo every time! It really looks great!!!

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  14. Perfection!! I missed the toile and I am glad it is back. Love that dark gray color of the paint.

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  15. You're a master at transforming your furniture with that paintbrush of yours! :-)
    Mary Alice

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  16. Love toile and it looks perfect in your French inspired home Kim!

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  17. That's one of my favorite toiles- and it looks great on the sideboard!

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  18. Love the toile - and the paint color! You have such a talent for transforming furniture!
    Shelley

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  19. Kim - I really like the toile and new paint color! What especially caught my eye were the two boxes on top -

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  20. I was one of those who loved the toile and I'm glad to see a new toile is back!

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  21. Gorgeous! You have amazing talent and energy!! Question off topic - since you are such an avid painter and so talented with color, I wondered what you thoughts were on the current trend of white walls? My down stairs is kind of open plan so I would be hard to bring in white. Plus vetoed by husband who says it reminds him of apartment living days when just out of law school. LOL!!

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    1. Cathy, I actually love white walls now, but not stark cold white. There are so many whites to choose from. My favorite now is White Dove by Benjamin Moore. I painted the sunroom and one guest room in it. If I can ever afford to hire painters I want to have the great room and open area painted in it.

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  22. Such a clever idea, love it with the darker grey. A really original piece and it's a total one off which makes it so incredibly special Susan x

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  23. Kim, your energy is so inspiring. Half the time, I talk myself out of a new project before I even start, but I love the way you just jump in and do it....and just do it again until it's perfect. I've got to try to be more like you!!!

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  24. You are so good at this kind of painting! I do like this color and the toile print you used. It's good that you don't settle for it and work to get it the way you want. It really looks like an old piece- very well done!

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  25. I like the new dark grey color! It's probably a better match now with your new furniture in there.

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  26. Kim,

    Every time I see you transform something with paint, I'm amazed and impressed! I have so many pieces I want to change - I'm just chicken! But I do need to "just do it"!!

    I liked the piece when it was grey, but I love the new change too!

    Have a nice weekend!

    Sheila
    xo

    www.maisondecinq.blogspot.com

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  27. I love the new look! It looks charming and classy.

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