Heirloom Sideboard is Part of the Family......

As most of you know now my in laws have moved in the last few weeks and it has been super crazy around here. We've been selling off pieces for them and of our own to make way for old family pieces we have taken on. They're pieces that hold sentimental value for Ben, having grown up with them and of which have been around longer then he has.

Our pre-1930's piano is off to a new home, which has allowed for us to make way for this family piece. The piano is going to a gentlemen who is retiring next year and his partner wanted to surprise him with arranging it, we've given it away for free as it's not something she would have been able to do otherwise for him. It's nice to know that we've helped make a dream come true, after 45 years away from the piano.


A huge debate is raging with this sideboard we've taken on as it comes in two parts, the top section comes off. We are debating about doing away with the top section as the lower section by itself compliments our decor better. But in saying that it seems sacrilege to do that don't you think?

So many questions do we still consider painting the wall behind it slate grey, or will it be too imposing with the sideboard there? Oh well I don't know at the moment, all I know is we have to sit with making a decision for a little while.

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My Vintage Childhood: Heirloom Sideboard is Part of the Family......

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Heirloom Sideboard is Part of the Family......

As most of you know now my in laws have moved in the last few weeks and it has been super crazy around here. We've been selling off pieces for them and of our own to make way for old family pieces we have taken on. They're pieces that hold sentimental value for Ben, having grown up with them and of which have been around longer then he has.

Our pre-1930's piano is off to a new home, which has allowed for us to make way for this family piece. The piano is going to a gentlemen who is retiring next year and his partner wanted to surprise him with arranging it, we've given it away for free as it's not something she would have been able to do otherwise for him. It's nice to know that we've helped make a dream come true, after 45 years away from the piano.


A huge debate is raging with this sideboard we've taken on as it comes in two parts, the top section comes off. We are debating about doing away with the top section as the lower section by itself compliments our decor better. But in saying that it seems sacrilege to do that don't you think?

So many questions do we still consider painting the wall behind it slate grey, or will it be too imposing with the sideboard there? Oh well I don't know at the moment, all I know is we have to sit with making a decision for a little while.

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8 Comments:

At November 3, 2013 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Kitty said...

Hmm my 2 cents worth; leave off deciding on the wall colour just yet, until you have the loungeroom finalised. I think taking the top off the sideboard would give a far more modern look, but then you'd lose the 'showpiece' aspect. Lots to consider!

 
At November 3, 2013 at 2:34 PM , Blogger Anne M said...

You know I love you and your blog Trudie but I'm always reluctant to read your 'fabulous find' posts for fear of the green eyed monster coming out as it has done today. I love that cabinet. I prefer it with the mirror. If you can't decided with or without, just send it to me! LOL

Anne xx

 
At November 3, 2013 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Lauren said...

Stunning! it's been restored impeccably!

 
At November 3, 2013 at 11:38 PM , Blogger Holly Nelson @ English Girl Canadian Man said...

I don't think I would want to split up the two halves! It is a lovely cabinet x

 
At November 4, 2013 at 5:45 AM , Blogger Vix said...

What a lovely end to the piano saga, so pleased to hear it's finally found it's final resting place.
That's a lovely piece. We had the same dilemma with a Welsh dresser Jon had inherited from his grandparents. In the end we split it and never regretted it, it's far better to have a useful piece of furniture than a decorative one that grates. You won't regret it, I'm sure! xxx

 
At November 4, 2013 at 7:52 AM , Blogger Alison Parks said...

What a beautiful idea to give your piano away as a gift, very generous of you. I love your sideboard too. We have a similar one which currently has the top/mirror in storage as we haven't restored it yet. But also have the similar dilemma as to whether we actually do it or not. I want to keep it ... and I don't think I'll get around to restoring it until we retire anyway!

 
At November 4, 2013 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Me said...

What a magnificent piece of furniture - I love it !!!! I think it's great as it is but if I was to use it in my home (just sayin' !!) - I would take the top off - because it would fit in better like that.
Have the most wonderful day, kind and generous lady !
Me

 
At November 6, 2013 at 1:52 AM , Blogger pastcaring said...

What a kind thing to do, to give the piano away.
I love the sideboard, and must admit I would keep it as it is, The mirror and the shelf and the decorative turned uprights are all delightful. But of course it's entirely up to you, it has to work in your home. xxx

 

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