Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Painted Armoire

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One day I will learn to take a before picture. She used to be a pine armoire, you can kind of see her here. She was the first piece of furniture my husband and I bought after we were married. Though she is lovely, she is an enormous piece of furniture that consumes whatever room she is in...and she has been in many rooms. Many muscles have been pulled moving this gal from house to house and room to room. The husband had had it with her and said we should sell her, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. I knew she had a makeover in her.

So we painted her ivory, like I paint all things. Then her doors started begging for some love, so I painted some harlequin diamonds on them. I didn't measure and tape and make the diamonds perfect (like I have done before). I wanted it a little whimsical so I free handed the lines, I am quite pleased with the results.

Then I distressed her a little with some metallic glaze and sanding. Don't feel bad for her, she deserved the distressing, she has been stressing me out for years. It actually ended up dressing her up a bit, rather than making her more casual.


I choose to not paint the inside and I am so glad I did not. The pine looks nice on the inside and offers a pleasing contrast.

I love paint...


Amy

17 comments:

Richella said...

Good heavens! This is BEAUTIFUL! I mean, not just cute. Not just any old painted armoire. BEAUTIFUL. Wow, Amy. You outdid yourself on this. Congratulations!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

This is beautiful! I love the harlequin pattern on the doors.

sassy seamstress said...

you have a before pic (sorta) on your post about the candle company going out of business. and you are killing me with the diamonds. oh, and for all the other blog readers out there...she'll soon paint over these time consuming diamonds and do something different as if it didn't take her very long to do it.

it looks great, amy! you are too crazy!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Lovely!! :) Such a pretty armoire now. I love a good white paint. :) Thanks so much for the visit! :)

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

I love paint too, and I love how this turned out! I hope you think of her fondly now! :)
gail

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Very lovely & an amazing free-hand job!

Amy S. Norris said...

PS - do you remember the color of the blue wall? i need a new blue for my den to redo....and this shade may work. :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful! It's amazing what white paint can do! XoXo

Treasia Stepp said...

Wow it's gorgeous. I love it.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This looks beautiful, Amy! I am a big fan of a harlequin pattern, so I absolutely love what you did to the doors. I have two pine armoires ~ one will be getting a paint makeover and I plan on leaving the inside alone too.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

It is STUNNING! I absolutely love it. You did a wonderful job!

abby @ tales and trials said...

WOW what a great transformation. It looks fabulous!

Desiree said...

Beautiful! I love the harlequin design, I can't believe you freehanded that!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Holy cow, you did that FREE HAND? Wow. I absolutely love it. thanks for linking up!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Don't you just LOVE a great harlequin pattern? You did an amazing job on this armoire. And by the way, I love your blue painted brick!

Jenn said...

Wow, that is beautiful! I LOVE the details doors.

Pamela said...

You are killing me with laughter! The Hubster is soo looking at your blog! He laughed at me for having a candle closet at our last house! It is nice to know I am not the only one!;)

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