Caroline scored this antique sideboard on Craigslist for $50. It needed a bit of TLC, so she freshened it up with a two-toned look: distressed white on the bottom and a walnut stain on the top.
I know some people practically drop over dead when anyone paints an antique, but I say do what you love, gosh darn it. If it’s in your house and you’re looking at it everyday, it should make you happy.
If it’s in someone else’s house and worth lots of money, well, leave it alone.
Check out more on Caroline’s blog The Feminist Housewife.