My sideboard

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Project by janice posted 04-24-2010 05:43 PM 2249 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it’s finally finished. I stayed home this weekend to get this done and to clean my house that is so trashed. My husband asked me nicely to please not build any more furniture for awhile. We’ll see. Anyway, I like it much better in person then in these pictures. The paint is a much deeper, darker red then what you see here. For some reason I’m just not as excited about this as I thought I would be. Maybe it has something to do with me dragging it up the stairs by myself. It took me about 15 minutes to get it up there, after getting stuck on the stairs for a couple minutes, then my son came home. I should know better and I do, but it doesn’t stop me. I had him carry the old piece back down. Now I have to do some touch up and thanks to these pictures I see I need to paint the inside of the legs too. So I guess I’m not finished. I did use Milk Paint for the first time and I love it. I will need to learn how to make this paint myself instead of buying it because I will be using this from now on. Thanks for looking.

-- Janice

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#1 posted 04-24-2010 05:54 PM

hey janice…great project…man you muled that thing up yourself huh…dang do you have any un married… did a great job..i hope you enjoyed the build…your darn good wood worker…husband asked for a break in furniture makin huh…im glad i dont get request like that…so what is next…lol…....and i like the paint also…it must be more stunning in person ..since you said the color was more intense in person…love it….grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 04-24-2010 05:54 PM

That is lovely Janice. Tell your husband, you cant stop now.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#3 posted 04-24-2010 05:58 PM

hey Janice not bad at all with the milkpaint
for a first time using a new paint/lack/ oil etc.
you did it very well from what I have seen here in Denmark
both on new things and on museumpieces

how was it to work with ?

I like you have used antic hinges on this piece looks great


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#4 posted 04-24-2010 06:24 PM

Dennis, those are not antigue hinges. They sell them everywhere. The paint was very different. It doesnt slide on like latex it’s almost more like a dye. You load your brush and put a couple strokes on and it’s gone. But it you get something on it, you can just pull it right off and it doesnt mess the paint up. It does dry dull so you do have to top coat it too.
Cher, he knows I won’t stop. He wants to name my boat the “Don’t Tell Me No”. I have a couple more shelves in mind that I want to do now. Small stuff, so maybe it won’t take me all summer to get those done. Although I did see this really neat pantry that would go well with the sideboard that I would love to have. See, it never ends.

-- Janice

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#5 posted 04-24-2010 08:06 PM

great work there , janice .

we knew you have it in you !

now let’s get ready for that sideboard ,

don’t worry about the husband ,
there is sure to be some sports coming ,
that will occupy his time ,
he won’t notice you are busy again !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 04-24-2010 08:18 PM

Hi Janice

I like it! You did a beautiful job on this piece. You do some very nice work. Do you need your LJ buddies to set your husband straight? “Don’t build any more furniture” This is totally unacceptable!

I have a revolving wish list: Me, my wife, daughter, step daughter, other family members. I did a desk for sister in-law, working on a crib and dresser for my daughter, and then a murphy bed for the step daughter. And the list goes on and on. You have a nice day!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 04-24-2010 09:40 PM

Janice, watch out for the “honey do” list! When you do great work like this, that list won’t be long in coming; but it will be a long list!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 04-24-2010 10:08 PM

You are on your way… what a great piece.. I personally don’t like painting timber but this sideboard looks good in my books… well done.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 04-25-2010 04:03 AM

You only have to paint the inside of the leg in the first picture, all the rest are fine. LOL! Great job and thanks for posting.

-- Gary D.

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#10 posted 04-25-2010 04:05 AM

Very good job looks great


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#11 posted 04-25-2010 04:20 AM


I’m sure it feels good to have the sideboard done now. What a great accomplishment!

Now that you’ve mastered the raised panel doors, it will be difficult to take a break from woodworking. You’re on a roll! Keep up the good work. Thanks for posting.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#12 posted 04-25-2010 04:48 AM

Gary, that’s kind of what I thought, but when I looked at it after I noticed that in the picture, you really can’t see it unless you lay on the floor.

-- Janice

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#13 posted 04-25-2010 06:00 AM

Nice job. What is so great about milk paint that you like?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 04-25-2010 07:18 AM

It’s the finish, Topamax. With paint I can buy in the hardware store, you paint it on and your done. You think. Then you see brush strucks or a freakin dog hair, or whatever. Everytime I walk away there is something there that shoudnt be. When you pull it off, the paint is messed up and it might be to late if it’s drying already. Seems like I’m forever painting over flaws. With this paint you can rub it right off. And it looks the same. Even if it is drying. Might not even have to touch it up again. Paint with laytex or oil is never ending for me, kind of like varnish. You can also make this paint yourself. Not sure I really want to go there, but I can, if I want to. I’ve also found that I love the water based varnish. No smell and it dries within an hour. And it feels so smooth, so soft. It doesn’t yellow either. But sometimes I like that yellow on certain things, like my kitchen cabinets. I’ve seen so many other finishes on here that I need to learn about, I just don’t have enough time to take it all in. I love painting, and paint should flow right off the brush. This doesnt do that. But it does give that old look to it. You can kind of see thru the paint, looks alittle worn.

-- Janice

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#15 posted 04-25-2010 05:31 PM

Nice Job Janice!!
It looks like an antique. Thanks for the tip about the paint!
What are you building next ??


-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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