Sliding Sideboard

Antique Walnut Sideboard at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Antique Walnut Sideboard at Glam Vintage & Moderne

Most sideboards command attention.  Usually they are very large, counter height and obtrusive.  This one is small but its’ craftsmanship won’t let it go unnoticed.  It’s got gorgeous walnut wood grain, egg and dart trim and original brass hardware.  It would make a nice hall entry piece as it is only 40 inches in length and 18 inches deep.

Walnut Sideboard Its’ interior could hold hats and scarves but is high enough to store everyday essentials like liquor and long-stemmed glassware.

Walnut Sideboard's Storage

And it’s on wheels which is very handy for us weaklings with a penchant for rearranging furniture with a partner who’s sick of doing it.

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Glammed up Storage

Vintage Storage Cabinet reworked by Glam Vintage & Moderne

Vintage Storage Cabinet reworked by Glam Vintage & Moderne

You’ve probably seen pictures recently of IKEA items that are modified, repurposed and or customized.  There are loads of great examples of this process fondly known as “IKEA Hacking”.  When I was trying to think of a name for what Richard does to pieces he finds at auctions and estate sales somehow I didn’t think “hacking” was appropriate.  So from now on I’ll refer to pieces Richard has upcycled or modified as “Glammed Up” or simply “Glammed”.

Richard “glammed” this vintage china cabinet by having it painted in a satin black.  He retained the original hardware but replaced the clear glass with sparkling antiqued mirror including the funky side panels. Now that you can’t see inside you can load the shelving in the upper and lower extremities with your everyday not so pretty dishes and fill drawers with junk that you can’t throw out.