On the Side

Inspiration for today’s color palette comes online catalog  Soft Surroundings via Pinterest.. I love the combination of soft neutrals on this vintage style sideboard.  Even a basic used sideboard can be transformed with paint and decorative moldings can be added to create interest. Using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® start with a coat of French Linen. Over that layer Duck Egg Blue. Add Coco for shadows and Old White for highlights. Next time you consider purchasing a factory made reproduction also consider picking up something secondhand from a consignment  shop or craigslist. Chances are it will be a fraction of the price and you can make it yours with a little paint.

I receive many questions about the techniques I use when working on old furniture. New things are happening behind the scenes at colorways! A newly designed website will be launched, hopefully this month. One of the new elements will be a series of short videos on how to do the techniques I use: paint layering, washes, color mixing, drybrushing etc. And to start things off there will an exciting contest/giveaway. Look for more details in upcoming posts.

I love consoles and sideboards. For more of my posts on these great serving pieces see,  Country Sideboard,   French Sideboard, and  Country Console

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19 Comments

Heaven's Walk

I am SO looking forward to your tutorial videos, Leslie! I REALLY want to recreate this look on my fabric storage cabinet in my studio. I would love to see how I could actually do the technique that you wrote of. Thank you for thinking of us!!!

xoxo laurie

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Leslie Stocker

Thanks Laurie,
You are so great about giving me feedback. I really appreciate it. It helps me to know what techniques to focus on. Thanks,
Leslie

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DeLynn

I can’t wait to see your website! Thank you so much for your willingness to teach those of us who love what you do.

The piece above is gorgeous!

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Leslie Stocker

I thought it was a great example of what is available to purchase($$$) if you want something new, rather than do it yourself(so easy) on an old piece. It also shows the popularity of this style.
Thanks,
Leslie

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Ericka

I love Soft Surroundings decor! And I can’t wait for the videos. I bought an old table with great bones I want to use your suggestions on so I’m really looking forward to them.

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