If you read the “About” page on this blog, you’ll see that I love white-industrial-modern. I’ve never been much into ornate antiques. Instead, I’ve always leaned toward modern furnishings with clean lines contrasted with some old world and industrial mixed in. So when I came across this antique sideboard buffet, it surprised even me how excited I was.
This tall sideboard has beautiful scrolls and carvings, turned legs, three long, deep drawers (not shown), three smaller drawers – with built-in dividers for silverware – and CASTERS!
It was made by Widdicomb Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a company that’s been in business since 1858.
There were several areas that were chipped and needed repair, which is the main reason why I opted to paint rather than re-stain the piece. Wood filler followed by some sanding gave me a nice flat surface to work with again.
On first instinct, I envisioned this sideboard in white with a dark gray top so that’s what I went with. Please disregard the shadow running down the front – I’m still working on correcting the lighting in my workshop.
While I love the final result, getting there was a long process since the original finish on this sideboard was a red stain. Even with all of the prep work, the stain still bled through, resulting in pink areas; but I was determined to stay with the white and kept prepping with the stain blocker until I succeeded!
The carved, turned legs are stunning.
The drawers are dove-tailed construction and some of them have a curved detail,
and tons of storage!
Three coats of clear polycrylic as the top coat resulted in a slight satin sheen that will protect the paint finish.
This sideboard buffet is for sale. $695.
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