Copper is the New Gold
Sideboards like these are hard to find where I live in Vancouver, BC. The legs are so elegant.
And guess what? I had a matching china cabinet too! How lucky am I?
First a really good clean and then a fix of missing parts and trim. The original veneer was cracking in places but I was determined to keep as much as I could.
My plan was black, copper and veneer but first I had to treat the wood
I had been recommended a product called Trade Secret to restore veneer and was excited to try it.
I could see instantly that I was going to love this. It took just one coat
Just look at this! I was amazed at how beautiful the wood looked and even though it was showing slight damage in places was happy I had restored it back to this
With the updated hardware, this piece was coming together
After painting the doors with General Finishes Lamp Black milk paint I used a stencil to apply copper leaf. My vision was coming alive!
This is the stencil.. https://victorialarsen.com/product/plaster-stencil-antoinette-panel/ use JULIE10 at checkout to save 10%
I also used copper leaf on the beading on the doors and drawers to pull the whole piece together.
The top was stripped and given the same drink of Trade Secret
And here she is in all her gloriousness! I am in love
I couldn't wait to make over the china cabinet too