Did you all hear our big news? We just scored ourselves a gem of an intern! I guess it's been a lucky week for us because I also recently scored this credenza off my local craigslist.
The piece had good bones but the poorly-done black lacquer just had to go. I still had some Compass Blue by Behr Marquee left from this campaign dresser flip I did last year and taking a page from Chelsea's recent hunter green piece where she painted the body but left the legs wood, I came up with this:
Blue-hoo! (that's blue for wahoo!)
The paneling on the left hides three large drawers - the top one with dividers for utensils or what-have-yous.
The other side of the sideboard is a cabinet with half open shelving and three more drawers for ample storage.
Besides good bones, this piece also came with quite the pedigree! I uncovered a few fun finds in one of the drawers which I posted about on instagram.
I like to think that this piece belonged to a version of myself in a previous life. A version of myself who received a letter from a friend with excellent taste in jewelry, and then tucked it away in her beautiful credenza so she wouldn't forget to "make arrangements," and then promptly forgot about it because it got buried in that drawer along with the original credenza's informational tag because she keeps EVERYTHING. And is also named Barbara apparently. But thanks to my former self Barbara-the-Hoarder, I now know that this storage piece was made by American of Martinsville for the Dania Collection - can you spot the original dresser in the images below?
See I always knew holding on to everything would come in handy one day.
I chose wooden knobs for the cabinet doors that had faceted gold corners to play off of the wood in the legs and the angles of the drawer fronts.
Based on the drawings in Barbara's pamphlet, this guy was missing some legs so I had to fit him with some prosthetics [or in this case, tapered legs].
I styled this bad boy with my beloved kilim pillow children er... covers. I simply hung them with vintage wooden pant hangers to give the wall some textured drama.
Add in some fun finds like these ceramic pyramids found at Sweet Clover Barn this past spring, a lamp, and a plant and you have yourself quite the eclectic vignette.
Oh and if you're local my friends, this gem is ready for a new home! Original American of Martinsville credenzas from the Dania collection can go for anywhere between $900 and $4,000 but this blue guy [complete with all his papers] is a deal!
Blue + Wood Sideboard
60"W x 18.5"D x 34.5"H
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