Karen Rossman Clark
Karen Rossman Clark
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  • Brookings, OR

Creating My Dream Sideboard


A dear friend gave me an antique French kitchen shelf years ago. I finally found a sideboard that had legs that matched at a yard sale. I painted them out in two tones of beige and made it into one piece. I am now moving on to kitchen cabinets using the sideboard for inspiration.
Finished sideboard with shelf.  I made the decorative reliefs on the drawers and doors using a stencil with joint compound.
Finished sideboard with shelf. I made the decorative reliefs on the drawers and doors using a stencil with joint compound.
Shelf before painted a sage green
Shelf before painted a sage green
Used two tones on the sideboard.
Used two tones on the sideboard.

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  • Karen Rossman Clark
    on Jan 20, 2014

    You can use that same technique of stencil plus joint compound to put reliefs on most anything like walls. I used it when I did an old cupboard that I used for display in a business. I ran aspen leaves down the sides of that cupboard.....I will try to find a picture. My daughter is now the owner of tha old cupboard. It was too huge for my home.

  • Patty
    on Jan 20, 2014

    Karen, you did a beautiful job. How lucky to find just the right piece to put them together.

    • Karen Rossman Clark
      on Jan 21, 2014

      @patty Thank you. I did spend years thinking about doing it before actually getting the bottom piece. A friend actually found it and told me about it.

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