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August 20, 2015

Sometimes you have to Tweak before they Speak {Sideboard ReDo}

Hi Guys, I'm a little late with this post.  What was supposed to be a quick afternoon project ended up having some snags.  I'd like to know how a door that hung on a piece for several decades and was removed no longer fits when it's put back on?

Let me REintroduce you to Old Violet.  Those of you who have been following my blog might remember her from several months ago.  If you missed it, you can see that post HERE.  She's a gal in her 70's who came to me a little beaten up and showing her age.  I spent a few weeks getting to know this old gal and she cleaned up real well...or so I thought.

First her matching table and chairs sold and one-by-one the furniture around her until she was the only one left in the room.  Bound and determined she just needed to find the right buyer, I patiently waited.

...and waited.

Until I swallowed by pride came to the realization that sometimes you just have to Tweak before they Speak and so Old Violet returned to the workshop.

Sideboard Before After and Again

This is how she originally looked before we became friends...

Sideboard Before

This how she looked after I got to know her...

Sideboard After First Makeover

I think her interior exposed to the world might have been a little too risque and scared people away. So I covered her back up again.

Sideboard After Second Makeover

...with the key to her heart.

Sideboard with Skeleton Key hardware

I think she was a little too shabby for some folk so I cleaned her up a little so her whites were more bright.

Sideboard close up of left side

Sideboard close up of right side

Her jewelry got a white refresh too without loosing their character...

Sideboard hardware painted white and distressed

Where she was once bare...

Sideboard before with open storage

...she is now covered.

Sideboard Hardware painted white and distressed

She has a lot of great features...

Sideboard with fabric lined drawers

Fabric-lined drawers.

Sideboard with hand painted graphic

...Hand painted graphic on the top.

Sideboard Storage Compartments

...loads of storage.

So now it's round two of finding her a new home.

Sideboard with vignette

Here's where I could use your help.  My readers are the best and you guys have given me some great feedback and advice on other projects.  So if you don't mind, I'd like to pick your brain again if I could.

Do you think I made the right choice in covering her up again?

Sideboard After Makeover but Before second makeover

Sideboard After second makeover

Do you think she still needs a little something to dress her up?

UPDATE: August 26th
It worked - it sold within days of relisting it!

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