We have a wall in our dining room that’s waiting for a sideboard. For a while, we were thinking we’d go for an Asian piece. Forgive my cultural insensitivity, I meant to say chinoiserie piece. You know the ones all over ABC Carpet & Home that are insanely priced and gloriously seductive? Anuj is partial to the red lacquered ones.
High end ($5,000+)
Just browsing, thank you:
I’ve loved this japonais piece by Room & Board for like, eva:
Crate & Barrel:
Low end (<$500)
Not surprisingly, the retail options grow sparse when your budget is <$500. If you can manage to walk into your local Pier 1 without being hit by a migraine from their tropical-holiday-fruit cocktail-scented candles, you might see this:
Times being what they are, our budget is more like <$250. So a new sideboard, even a knockoff from Pier 1, was shelved (apologies pun-haters), until such time as a better option presented itself.
That time was Saturday, when I visited a local used furniture store and fell in love with a piece priced to move at $125. Forget the chinoiserie fantasy, why not spruce it up with some paint and new hardware and call it day?
Barb from Knack Studios turned this:
Who says I can’t turn this:
Anuj likes the idea – but not the hi-gloss. I’ll work on him. In the meantime, here’s the black sideboard in action at Aero (stickie that chandelier):
This one’s hiding in back, but love the red chairs and top-aligned art (desiretoinspire.com)