Yellow Sideboard

Last week I was thinking about painting my chocolate brown Stornas Ikea Sideboard also know as the MARKOR sideboard,  a pretty yellow. Well, I thought about it and I did it:0) and it is one pretty piece of furniture.

I went to my local Ace Hardware Store and picked up a quart of Ben Moores Hawthorn Yellow. The paint sample I picked up was a perfect yellow for this space because it was beautifully muted. I didn’t want a yellow pastel nor a orange yellow. I brought along a sample of my wallpaper and it coordinated very well together so I went with it! I didn’t want a high gloss on the sideboard so I went with a satin finish and added a clear gloss on top for easy cleaning.

After it was painted and dried I added the original hardware back on, a deep bronze, because it tied in with my floors perfectly! The end result looked very similar to my original inspiration picture:0) But of course about a few hundred dollars less..yessssa!


Here’s a look at the the Ikea sideboard in the space.


Remember the original…



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I picked up these two matching lamps from HomeGoods. I’m a  sucker for curves:0) The lamp shades have this beautiful texture on them which I absolutely loved. I snatched these ones up real quick. You know that’s a rule if you shop at Homegoods;0)

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Then I added my mirror that I picked up from HomeGoods for 18.00 back in 07! I laid it horizontally and up against the wall for a more relaxed look.

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Then I added some fun accessories that I picked up from stores like Hobby Lobby, Ross and Target.

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Living Room and Dining Room_6466These green spheres I found at Hobby Lobby. I spotted them a few months ago and I thought they would make the cutest topiaries….They did:0) and so easy to! I got mine for 2.50 each!

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And one more little thing…..



Aint she purty!:0) We will get up close and personal with her later!

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Destiny is the founder of Just Destiny Mag, an online publication that focuses on home living and lifestyle. She is a native of the beautiful state of Arizona where she raises her beautiful children right along side with Mr.Right. She believes her destiny is so related with everything beautiful and that those beautiful things can come in experiences, food, fashion, family, photography and laughter to make a beautiful life!

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21 Comments on Yellow Sideboard

  1. Andrea
    March 23, 2011 at 11:30 pm (5 years ago)

    it’s looking so great in there!! love the yellow, grey and yellow is fastly becoming one of my fave color combos. we’re re doing our master bedroom in this scheme!

  2. Alexia Hankins
    March 24, 2011 at 1:24 am (5 years ago)

    Wow! Looks stunning!Love the colors Destiny! You are truly transforming that space! 😉

  3. Aja lee's Sweet Life
    March 24, 2011 at 3:32 am (5 years ago)

    I seriously can’t wait to see the rest of the room! Everything looks so pretty! Aja

  4. Suzanne@Meridian Road
    March 24, 2011 at 3:42 am (5 years ago)

    I think that could very well be THE most perfect yellow I’ve ever seen! It’s beautiful, and it looks fabulous against that wall.

  5. Dorcas
    March 24, 2011 at 4:06 am (5 years ago)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! Congrats on a job well done.

  6. chiazor
    March 24, 2011 at 5:57 am (5 years ago)

    You are amazing, the room looked amazing last time I saw it I didn’t even think it was possible for you to make it even more amazing. Please come fix up my place cause I thought mine was cute until I started reading your blog lmao…

  7. Jen-CraftOManiac
    March 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm (5 years ago)

    THE BUFFET, wall, lamps all of it, is so GORG. you have great style and taste. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. So glad you got a Easy Canvas print too, so fun. Have a good one. winks-jen

  8. Autum
    March 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm (5 years ago)

    Beautiful! I love the step by step photos of accessorizing.
    Yellow is not an easy color to get right, but you did it beautifully.

  9. Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack
    March 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm (5 years ago)

    The wallpaper in your dining room is stunning! Love the shade of yellow you used on the buffet, as well. It looks beautiful!

    You have a gorgeous home! I found your blog on DIY via Roshel. Look forward to following you.

    Have a nice weekend! :)

  10. hypheninteriors
    March 28, 2011 at 12:33 am (5 years ago)

    That looks so fabulous! Love the way you styled it! Annette at One Perfect Room told me about your blog!

  11. The Adventures of Ordy and Joon
    March 29, 2011 at 2:54 pm (5 years ago)

    everything looks fabulous- but i can’t get over your $18 mirror find… I saw the same one at my homegoods for $50-99!! LUCKY! Love it!

  12. Katie
    April 1, 2011 at 6:25 pm (5 years ago)

    Just found your blog via the DIY Showoff! Your dining room is awesome! I love a classy fun and clean look!

    Also love those slipcovered wing chairs at your table! I was admiring them at the Stanley Outlet near us the other day.

  13. Alison@Oopsey Daisy
    April 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm (5 years ago)

    How did I not get to meet you at Creative Estates?! Your blog is amazing! Totally inspiring!!

  14. Char @ Crap I've Made
    April 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm (5 years ago)

    It looks fabulous! I’ve been thinking about painting an IKEA blanket chest for a long time and this may have just pushed me over the edge…

  15. barbara@hodge:podge
    September 6, 2011 at 5:17 am (4 years ago)

    Fabulous. I have the same cabinet and am thinking of painting it as well. This has convinced me to go for it!

  16. Julie
    August 3, 2013 at 8:54 am (2 years ago)

    I love this room! Where did you get the wallpaper?


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