When I originally purchased this sideboard it looked like this, complete with a sheet of thick glass on top. Although very beautiful, I wanted to brighten it up.
I wanted to emphasise the gorgeous detailing on the doors and for the handles to really pop, so I decided to give the body a few coats of white chalk paint. I didn't get around to doing the distressing as it would have required me to take the whole thing outside. And as beautiful as this piece is, weighs the same as a baby elephant. So it stayed this way for a while.
After much thought, I decided I did not really like the two tone look, nor did I like the stuffy old handles. So along came restyle number 3.
I replaced the cupboard door knobs with glass ones, and the middle drawers with black cup style handles.
I painted the top with matching white chalk paint and got hubby to help me take it outside on a trolly where I sanded and distressed all the edges and intricate detailing.
Then I applied 2 coats of clear varnish and restyled the goodies on top.
It looks softer and more homely now. They do say three's a charm. ;)