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Artissimo Sideboard

My husband is finally back from his looooong international trip, so we are all celebrating here! I had one major project I wanted to do while he was gone, and with my mother-in-law’s babysitting help I was able to knock it out last weekend.  I found this great vintage Basset sideboard at an estate sale around the corner from me about a month ago.

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It is a really solid piece and overall in good condition, but that honey-colored wood is just . . . ughh.  I was lacking in inspiration for awhile, not sure what direction to take it since it’s a little more mid-century-modern than what I usually work on.  So, I posted a picture of it on my Facebook page asking for ideas, and got a ton of feeback.  It was a fun process, great to see everyone else’s creative styles come out.  All of that discussion got my creative juices flowing, and I decided it needed to be dark and sleek.  I have been wanting to try Miss Mustard Seed Artissimo milk paint, and this looked liked the perfect project.

Another byproduct of that Facebook post was that a friend and local blog follower decided this was the perfect piece for her entryway! So, it quickly turned into a custom project, and after some deliberating, she decided the dark blue Artissimo was the way to go also.

I don’t have any in process pictures because my hubby had the camera on his trip, I hope the afters suffice.  I did do some light sanding to help the milk paint stick, but other than that, there was no real prep.

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The color turned out just as fabulous and I imagined it would . . . The sanding helped the milk paint to stick overall, except for that one door.  But that’s what you get with milk paint! And I think it adds a unique and custom touch–no piece will ever look the same.

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The deep color highlights the brass hardware well.

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The detail on the legs stands out better now.

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One of the great things about milk paint is the depth and texture it adds because the color isn’t flat throughout.

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My friend comes to pick it up tomorrow evening, and I hope she loves it as much as I do.

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12 thoughts on “Artissimo Sideboard

  1. This redo is gorgeous! Artissimo is one of my favorite MMS colors and it suits this piece perfectly! I just redid a table in Tricycle Red if you would like to stop by and follow me!

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  3. Hello, I love the color. I am getting ready to experiment with MMS MP. Did you use the bonding agent on this piece? I have a piece that is chalk painted and waxed and I want lots of chippiness. I don’t like washes. I am going for sorta wearing off to the second and third layer look 🙂

    • Hi Patti-Ann. I didn’t use the bonding agent on the sideboard, have never used it in fact. I have found MMSMP to be unpredictable but still wonderful to work with. I did lightly sand the piece with an orbital sander and some hand sanding on the doors to help the paint stick. My guess for the one chippier door is that I didn’t sand it quite as much as the rest. My experience is the glossier the surface, the more chipping you will get. I bet over chalk paint and wax it will chip well. Also, it seems to chip more when it dries some in the sun. Just my experience 🙂 Have fun an hope it works out for you!

  4. Stopping by from Finding Silver Pennies…This piece turned out beautifully! I’m still a chalk paint kind of gal, but have a feeling MMS Milk Paint is in my near future because it produces such lovely finishes. 🙂 I’m so glad you shared your project..Thank you!
    Robin

  5. Thank you Robin for stopping by! Milk paint is alot of fun, but is a more difficult medium to use than chalk paint. I recently wrote a post titled “Milk Paint vs Chalk Paint, My Take” where I share my experiences with both. It may offer some helpful thoughts if you would like to check it out. Thanks again!

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