The Wildflower Sideboard
Swankety Swank Showcase proudly presents the Wildflower Sideboard! Measuring 36″H x 48″W x 17″D, this aged, sturdy wood sideboard, buffet or cabinet has had a new makeover by furniture artist and Swankety Swank owner, Yabette. It features a hand painted wild flowers inspired by vintage fabric in hues of brown. This design ties together its original aged patina front and the painted cream parts that needed the refinishing. It has its original handles, center velvet lined drawer, carved wood front and dove tailed, solid wood drawer construction. This signed art piece would be a lovely addition to an eclectic modern, artfully traditional or bohemian vintage decor.
Detail of Flowers on Right Cupboard
A wildflower “is a flower growing in the wild, meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted. Yet ‘wildflower’ meadows of a few mixed species are sold in seed packets. The term ‘wildflower’ has been made vague by commercial seedsmen who are interested in selling more flowers or seeds more expensively than when labeled with only its name and/or origin. The term implies that the plant probably is neither a hybrid nor a selected cultivar that is in any way different from the way it appears in the wild as a native plant, even if it is growing where it would not naturally.”
Closeup of Drawers and Interior
“Scientists do not refer to wildflowers and generally try to discourage people from using the term altogether. Terms like native species (naturally occurring in the area, see Flora (plants), exotic or, better, introduced species (not naturally occurring in the area), of which some are labelled invasive species (that out-compete other plants – whether native or not), imported (introduced to an area whether deliberately or accidentally) and naturalized (introduced to an area, but now considered by the public as native) are much more accurate.”
Detail of Flowers on Left Cupboard
This piece was cleaned, sanded, refinished, hand painted and clear coated with earth friendly, low VOC paints.
Overview of Sideboard with Art by Nichola Kinch
Come into Swankety Swank and see the Wildflower Sideboard in person! This piece would make a beautiful addition to your home decor!