So, along comes 2011 and blogs from Centsational Girl, Restore Interiors, Perfectly Imperfect and Dreamy Whites, to name a few, inspired me.
This is my sideboard now
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White for the bottom and Mahogany Gel Stain from Minwax for the top. The whole piece was sealed with clear wax.
I am still trying to 'stage' the accessories (I haven't decided yet if I like lamps).
I love the way the mahogany stain brought out the beautiful color of the wood.
I am not sure what I should do with the handles, if anything. Right now, they match the horses on top (LOVE those horses!).
I have a few more projects that I am working on in the basement workshop. By the way, our basement is now my basement workshop ;o) Yipee!