Saturday, October 23, 2010

Making a MESH

Just a quick post tonight as I want to catch the end of one of my fav TV shows...Monster Moves. Does anyone else watch this show?
So this sideboard was an ebay find ($50) and after I meshed around with it (in other words painted with Bristish Paints MESH) and did a bit of distressing, it was finished. Of course the plan was to on-sell it but even hubby likes this piece and we can always use the extra storage.


Here's the AFTER



and the BEFORE







I'm getting the hang of this distressing thing and can now be found walking around the house, sandpaper in hand....









39 comments:

Paint Me White said...

This is the first time I am able to leave a comment on your blog from my home computer yipee. Ange love this sideboard looks fabulous. Now by the looks of that plastic I would say you painted this in the house? Great job with the sandpaper too. Sandy xx

Thea said...

I can't believe how modern it looks. These painted transformations are amazing! x

brismod said...

You're trying to give Sandy a run for her money! You did a great job, Ange. xx

Amanda said...

Love the doors! I'd definitely be keeping that piece myself too :) Hope you're having a good weekend x

Amanda said...

Love the doors! I'd definitely be keeping that piece myself too :) Hope you're having a good weekend x

Kyandra said...

A girl after my own heart...yep painting in the house is the way to go...Love the colour ...hadn't heard of that one before! What a fabulous job..I love the doors ..but you always have an eye for detail . Kym x

Kristopher K said...

Looks fabulous ... I agree with all the other comments "Love the doors" and the yummy colour you have chosen :)

awal.ny said...

I like the makeover, yes I think we all could use extra storage. I have been looking for a hutch for my dinning room too, something I can put the Thanksgiving turky on. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it...send it my way!! ;-D

XO,
Jane

Pudel-design said...

LOVE the gray.
The shape of the doors looks good with this color.;)
Lovely greetings...

Ann said...

Just love that colour.. looks great. Inspiring - again!

Karyn said...

Ange , it looks great (but I already knew that with my sneak peak last week) thankyou again for your advice. Even hubby likes it. I love the door detail on this piece. You defiantly should keep it !
Enjoy your Sunday.
Karyn x

Kristine at The Painted Hive said...

Love it Ange. The colour is perfect.

Tara said...

You always get such great bargains on ebay..I'm so jealous..xx

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Ange...HOPE this works...!!~~~

love what you have done...looks awesome..

& I am glad you have your sandpaper in hand!!~~

trying to leave comments but goes psycho re your blog from my end??

xcx andrea

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOVE it!!! What a GREAT piece and an expert job, I might add!

Lou Cinda :)

Julie-Ann said...

Wow what a difference. I wouldn't sell that either. The paint colour really bought out the detail on it. I love this colour- I must remember it for future projects.

Trish said...

Lovely job Ange, I can see why you would love to keep it!!!

Jenny said...

Hi Ange, it looks great. If you change your mind and want to on-sell, please let me know. ;-)

lisa said...

great job......i love a good diy xx

Revival said...

love this!! you are so good at staying true to your color palette in your house. i tend to stray....which is a problem :)

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Great job! What method do u use to distress? ~JUDY~

Suz said...

Lovely! That paint colour is awesome.

We watch Monster Moves sometimes, but I'll admit to often thinking - why would you bother (moving the homes, not watching!)?

Tina said...

Oh Ange, I love the cupboard and the colour!! GORGEOUS:) It looks fabulous in your home :) Hope you are having a fabulous start to your week ~ Tina x

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

This is such a wonderful transformation! I'm loving that paint color, it's so pretty and looks wonderful in it's new home!
XO
Kristin

My Striped Seaside said...

Clever woman you. It looks so good. I'm loving the direction you are going with your decor! Very much up my alley!! Think i have given up on the wing chair but will let you know. Mel xx

Raine and Sage said...

What a transformation, love that mesh colour! Fabulous! Not seen Monster Moves?

Paper Tree Design said...

Well you have definitely dragged that sideboard into this century! It looks fantastic - I wouldn't part with it either. What a steal at only $50. Don't know Monster Moves - is it on fox? Michelle

baysiderose said...

Looks fabulous Ange! It is an amazing transformation.
Pam x

Suzy said...

Love it! I will be using mesh in my next project for sure!
Suzy xxx

french doors and verandahs said...

Yep! It's a keeper! You need to write an e-book on ebay bargain hunting and restoration!
X Briohny.

Stella and Pearl said...

Looks amazing, can see why its a keeper!

orchidlanedecor.com said...

Thank you for the kind comments you left on my blog. I would be delighted for you to give me a mention. Thanks!
Suzy xxx

Bree Oliver said...

What a find. I love the pattern on the doors.

Janean said...

oh yeah, baby....the after is great. thanks for showing a closeup of the sanding.

great job!

Leah - The Inside Story said...

I love the colour and the transformation of the sideboard. You've done a great job!
And thank-you for the comment left on my blog. I really appreciate it.

Ann said...

What a lovely transformation you did there...

I still have to try distressing, it makes ordinary furniture look lovely and gives a feeling of warmth in every space it is placed.

Nice post...

Jesse said...

What a beautiful piece! Fantastic job!

Restyled Vintage said...

Ange, hi there, long time no see :)

Love the colour and love the shapes...you are right, you have got the hang of distressing, it is fantastic!

xx Karen