I’ve finally found it.  The perfect sideboard for my dining room.  I was gutted when I was outbid in the last 30 seconds for this one and have been searching for something I was equally excited about for weeks now.

My perfect sideboard had to meet some specific criteria:

  1. it needed to be antique;
  2. it had to have great bones with interesting details;
  3. it needed to have both drawers and cupboards with sufficient storage;
  4. it needed to have legs that were long enough that you could see underneath it but not such long legs that it would reduce the amount of storage it contained;
  5. and it needed to be under £100.

Now you see why it’s taken so long for me to find one.

Well, we won this fab 1930’s Oak Barley Twist sideboard on eBay for £50.  Bingo.

We pick it up on Monday.  I think I’m going to leave it in it’s current condition in terms of finish for a little while – this is because I’m not sure whether I want to paint it white to match the white doors, trim and fire surround in order to pop against the deep grey of the walls…

The dark grey in my dining room…

Like so…

Or paint it black to blend better with the dark wall like so…

The Ikea Trollsta which I love but can’t afford.  I’m digging the artwork as well 
because I think it distracts nicely from the television 
which is what I’m working on doing.

Stain it a deep colour similar to the dining room table…

A pretty good colour representation of my dining table as seen in W’s old house…

Or…

Now, before ya think I’ve gone slightly mad, I’m not thinking of painting it pink, gorgeous as it is BUT…I’m absolutely in love with Dagny’s painted credenza from Scandinavian Chic.  So I’ve been thinking…

…would it be really mad to paint it a gorgeous yellow?  How beautiful is that against the grey walls?

Hmmmm what do you think?

Image credits:  1 and 2. Ebay; 3 and 7. My own; 4. Centsational Girl; 5. Artisic Blend; 6. Scandinavian Chic; 8. Three Men and a Lady 

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