Before & After: A 60s Style Sideboard Gets a Spiffy Scandi Makeover

Before & After: A 60s Style Sideboard Gets a Spiffy Scandi Makeover

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Ajda's sideboard find had fantastic mid-century lines and solid sturdiness, but it needed a little more style. She opted to go the soothing Scandinavian inspired route, tossing in a little pattern to give it some extra pizzaz.

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From Ajda: My boyfriend and I got this 60's sideboard a while ago and couldn't figure out how to bring it to 2016. As we both love Scandinavian style and design, we finally decided to use a soothing pastel color, a mixture between green and grey, very neutral and calm.

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First, we sanded her really well and got rid of all the old paint and lacquer. Even though this is always the least fun part - those of you who already dipped your toes into furniture renovation will know – but it's also the most important step to properly prepare your piece of furniture for new paint. Next, we coated her with primer and later – best part, yay! – Matej gave her a few coats of that gorgeous acrylic paint. For the door, we used a wallpaper with a leaf motif which was handmade for us by our friend Julija. We finished the door with an off-white ceramic handle. For the two drawers on the other hand, Matej made two simple rectangular handles from oak wood.

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We spent a lot of hours working on this piece, but it was all worth it. She turned out better then we hoped. In the end we named her Lumi, which means snow in Finnish, to pay tribute to Nordic design which inspired us.

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Lumi loves minimalist spaces where she can shine in all her beauty, but most of all she just wants a new home where she'd be loved and cared for. With its unique look, it will easily catch everyone's eye. You can find her in our Etsy shop!

Thank you, Ajda!

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