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Monday, January 14, 2013

Armoire Reveal

Happy Monday All!

We had wonderful temperatures here in Central Oho over the weekend.  It was great to get outside, clean up a bit, play and enjoy the short lived summer weather.

Temperature plays a key role in my business as well as my mental health.  I took advantage of the two-day respite and painted a customer project in latex.  Yes, the old fashioned method of furniture painting.  I hope to share it later this week.

In the meantime, I have a before and after to wow you today.  At least I hope you enjoy this project as much as I do.

I picked up this country looking armoire last month.  I realize most folks have gone to flat screen tv's, but an armoire still has many uses.  Besides, it's a great statement piece!

Using Emperor's Silk by Annie Sloan, I randomly brushed paint on the edges.

Since I did not have the gray I usually use, I made my own:
Latex flat paint
Unsanded grout

I used about 1/2 a quart.  Be sure to make more than you think!

You can see the red come through, as I peeled back the gray paint.

I painted the inside as well.

After a coat of wax, here is the finished armoire.

Hope you like her!  She will land in my space, B-10 at Heritage Square Antique Mall, today!

Have a great Monday!




Unknown said...

nice! won't last long!!

Classically Modern said...

Looks great! Nice and simple and not over stripped.

Gracefully Vintage said...

I have this same Hutch-I LOVE it-stores my cricut-embroidery machine-fabric and etc. wasnt planning on painting it ever- I love the wood-BUT now that i see it painted- im debating..
Thanks for sharing-& idea:)
happy to of found your amazing blog

Gracefully Vintage said...

P.S happy new follower-cant wait to see what else you do:)Karryann

Gail said...

Oh, that turned out great! Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do with those outdated armoires! I just finished painting one myself. I've enjoyed my visit and have become one of your newest followers. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

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