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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Armoire Goes Blue

We have been hooked on World Cup Soccer.  The games have been exciting and intense.  Since I was inside on beautiful days, I decided to paint while watching the games.
I decided the tv armoire needed an update.  Out came the ASCP Louis Blue.
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This is the original ‘90’s armoire.  There was a time when we liked this style (not sure I should admit that), but it was long ago.
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It goes with the knotty pine walls.  I have debated painting these walls for 4 years!  The armoire was a much easier job than the walls, so I got started.
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One coat of Louis Blue was applied right over the factory finish of the knotty pine.  Again, no sanding or priming!
It was still blah. Better but blah.  So I applied the clear wax to protect the paint and then started to apply the dark wax randomly.
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No sanding was used because I did not care for the original color on the armoire.  Instead, all the distressing was achieved with wax.
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Hardware makes all the difference!
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And here she is all nice and blue.
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I do love the Louis Blue with the dark wax.  Goodbye ‘90’s, hello cottage style!
We are wrapping up here at the cottage and heading home.  Back to reality and schedules and such.  Lots of work to be done to restock my space. 
Until next time-
Partying with these gals:
Make It For Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle 
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbingHOG
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Power Of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Swing Into Spring Wednesday @ DIY by Design
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Piece of Work Wednesday @  Primitive & Proper
Good Life Wednesday @ A Beach Cottage

Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest


Kara @ June & Bear said...

I haven't used the Louis Blue yet but it always looks so pretty. Love your hardware too.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

This looks wonderful~ I love the color and how it turned out! How lovely!!

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Love the new look! I can't get over what a difference paint makes.

I'm your newest follower.

Becca Bertotti said...

Great job ... love the fun transformation ... the new hardware is awesome !! Isn't chalk paint addictive? Come on over when you can and see all the pieces I've attacked with it, too. Becca (newest follower)

The Painted Parlor said...

Much better! Hopefully we don't look at all of our painted furniture in 20 years and say, can you believe I liked this? If we do we can always just paint it another color ;)


Allison Shops said...

Looks great - nice job! We had a teal armoire for years (came that color). It was a favorite piece of furniture. But nowhere to go in new house, so now my younger BIL and his family own it.
Dropping by from Met Monday.


Miss Kitty said...

Hi Shannon! I saw your post over at Debbie Doo's newbie party.,,I have an amoire almost JUST like yours that I have been meaning to "do" something with. Your project is an inspiration for me to "just do it". Yours turned out great!

Jamie said...

I love how this turned out - you are inspiring me with each project

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the Louis Blue with the dark wax. Great knobs.

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Lovely colour, very different.

Restore and Renew said...

I have a few from the same line of furniture to paint. Thanks for sharing.
I am a new follower.

Mari said...

Hey! I just did this to my armoire, almost the same color. I also re-stained our pine walls a dark walnut color and we LOVE it! Just thought you'd like to try it :D

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

It looks great!! I would love for you to link up Thursday to "It's a Party"!

Cassie Bustamante said...

it looks awesome! so much softer! i love those knobs- i have them on the top drawer of my son's room. :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This is so funny. I am just working on a post of an armoire I just painted a few weeks ago. I even have the same knobs! Thanks for joining the party.

Mimi said...

The paint and dark wax have given this armoire new life! It's beautiful! I've used the Old White and Graphite. I think next I will try the Louis Blue - it looks so good here.
Stopping by from A Creative Princess. Thanks for sharing

Pamela said...

This is a fabulous redo and I love the color!! Stop by if ya find time! I am having a party and everybody is invited! Annie Sloan herself will even be there!

Amber and Brad said...

Much, much better! Definitely needed the dark wax!

Would love to have you stop by and share at my weekly Chalk Paint Link Party!

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