Probably 99.9% of the population want brand new things when it comes to home items. However, your rooms can start to lack charm and personality without a nod to the past. Even in a new modern home, an antique art piece can soften a room, while a sleek men’s office could feel nostalgic with old trophies or vintage lighting.
For this project, I was looking for a white sideboard / console that I could use in an office space. I could have gone with something sleek and shiny, but decided to find a vintage piece to convert. This is what I found:
Yep, you’re thinking the same thing I am- ugly. However, a little imagination and some paint go a long way. Don’t be afraid of a project like this- the payoff after the time and love put into something like this is definitely worth it! When the seller told me he didn’t have a white version, he offered to paint it for me. Now this piece is old and heavy, so I took him up on the offer. However, when it came to me, it was a dull and powdery white. As the saying goes, “If someone can’t do it correctly, you might as well do it yourself.”
I sanded down the layer of paint, and went over it with a brilliant white, high gloss spray. Many coats were used in this process. Of course, I had one minor additional problem. I already had a white desk, but the whites were off. So The desk itself got a new paint job.
After both had dried, and new knobs were applied (lead crystal with gold detail), They were finally ready to become an actual set- and complete the updated vintage office look!