Pine Sideboard


green sideboard copy 2


This has been a crazy week. We have been scouting out flea markets and thrift stores for  pieces we can use in the videos next week.  The plan is for me to take 8 different projects from start to finish over 3 consecutive days of filming. I just hope I can complete everything. I’m trying to make sure I have all the supplies and paint on hand that I need, and organize each project to show different techniques.  Once all that is in place, I’m hoping my anxiety level will become more manageable. So today calls for a simple easy post.

I painted this old pine sideboard several months ago, but never posted about it. It was fairly beat up, and was about to be left for the trash, when a friend saw it and thought of me. (I can’t tell you how many times that has happened). The color was pretty much decided by the colors of Chalk Paint I had at the time, Antibes Green,  with accents of Provence and Old White.  One of those amazingly quick and easy jobs, not too many layers or details or trim to deal with.  I love its simple charm and character, and  also the fact that it provides great storage.

Some of my favorite pieces are primitive, and made from planks of pine or oak. If you love plain, unadorned, and vintage, you will want to check out these posts, Function  and Beauty,  Very Vintage, and  Old Table, New Look




Susie Hogan

Absolutely love this blending of colors, my fav. I so enjoy receiving your posts each day, Leslie. They continually serve as inspiration and just plain make me smile. Thank you!

Kathleen Herman

It is the technique sometimes that I need to know more about when I look at certain pieces. So that I don’t just slap paint on and try to get the same look, which of course I can’t do sometimes. What I see is the colors used and that’s about it, which in some instances will be okay, but when you are creating “shadows” like on this piece, I need to know the technique. So I hope you are going to provide videos of your techniques, that will be very helpful. Your pieces are always beautiful.


Love this! Thank you so much for all the time, energy, and thought you put into the videos. Your fans are so grateful! Don’t be anxious on our account! I can’t wait to see them!

Susan Frank

Just had to thank you for sharing your wonderful talent. I love that your videos are short and to the point but at the same time each one is packed with information.

Dianne Gunter

Love everything you do!! Could you tell me the ratios you used for this color? I have a table I want to paint this color. Thank you so much.


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