Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The armoire…..a sister act!


Many of you remember when this

armoire in the living room got a makeover a couple of years ago.

Originally it was stained and

with a little paint it now looks like this.




Shortly after this armoire got a makeover

another armoire that was

very similar came up on Craig’s List!!!!

It too was made out of teak wood and stained.

We used it in our den for a while but it never fit quite right.

Finally a few weeks ago we

moved it to the upstairs hallway to use as a linen closet.




Here is what it looked like before…..

I had already started the prep work as you can see……….

This armoire is painted a lighter grey

than the one in the living room.




Here is the after!!!!

It took an insane amount of time to

paint all the detail but the result was

well worth it I think?!?!?!






I haven’t finished decorating the hallway

yet so I don’t have an overall pic

to share at this time. Hopefully soon though?!?!?!


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Kelly said...

I love it!!!! You're so lucky to have 2 intricately carved armoires like that. They look so rich! I love the new paint color you added. Can't wait to see it in the hallway after you're done.

Olive Cooper said...

Des, so better in grey. It matches my hair except I am not ornate at all. Olive

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, Des, it's stunning!

Judy said...

I love what you have done with the armoire. What color did you paint it exactly? I have an armoire that I have been wanting to paint but have been afraid to pull the trigger. You are inspiring me.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I have been following your blog for months now and have read all of your post to catch up with your progress. Your home is lovely! You have done a beautiful job with this amoire. May I ask you what brand paints did you use? I painted two pieces of furniture this past weekend and on one of them...I hated the paint texture. I have several more things to paint and I am wondering what brands work the best. Thanks and I wish you many more blessing with your home!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

you were brave to do it, but it turned out gorgeous!!!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

just stunning! great transformation!

Cindy said...

Oh it is just Gorgeous! So much better and all the detail and ornateness pops! Love it!

AntiqueChase said...

You have TWO? wow, you lucky duck! It turned out


I love it :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a gorgeous piece, Des! I'm sure the detail was the devil to paint but it looks so good!

LL from KS said...

Gosh, it's just beautiful! I pretty much love everything you do! Do you have any favorite antique places you would share, in or around Topeka? I'm planning a trip over there soon. Thanks!

Janis@All Things Beautiful said...

LOVE IT!!! The details were so worth painting...just makes it so lovely! Thanks for sharing!

From The Homesteading Cottage said...

LOVE the results!! I just found your blog and became a new follower (: Can't wait to come back for more posts...Hope you have a lovely week!!

Michele xoxo
The Homesteading Cottage

Cynthia said...

OMG This is gorgeous!! I love the piece itself but the outcome is even better. You did a great job.


Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

OMGosh! What a gorgeous piece!! Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from No Minimalist Here. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-7.html Hope to see you at the bash! Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Anonymous said...

Quite a transformation! And what a beautiful piece of furniture!

Visiting from Savvy Southern Style and am a new follower!

~Ashleigh @ rusticanthology.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Des, your armoire is beyond gorgeous and yes, the time it took to paint out all the details was definitely worth it. Why can't I find beautiful items like this on Craigslist? What a lucky find!!

Kim said...

Gotta love Craig. You took that piece from Wow to Holy Cow!!!! Awesome!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Des,
It is fabulous, too! How wonderful to have two of these beauties. You've done another amazing job. Can't wait to see the hallway!
We'd love to have you link it at WIW, too.

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Your armoire is just beautiful in both the before and after. Such great details.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is breathtaking! You did a beautiful job...it is such a special piece.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

So pretty! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

Slavica Vucinic said...

Great job!I have one old armoir.In my country Serbia cant buy chalk color.What color else?Please,answer me.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I love it!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!!

Market Nine home said...

Wow! What a transformation! I love it!!!

Svitlana Shamshyna said...

This is just the gorgeous piece of furniture i ve ever seen. And now its even more gorgeous. wow

Anonymous said...

I too bought the same one as in your living room the one with the flower basket...Paid $300.. haven't painted it yet. How much do you think the armoire is worth.im moving and will decide whether to paint it or not after the move. Elaine

Andi Cox said...

Beautiful armoire washed in white; it is amazing to me how the details become more pronounced dressed in white paint. Your room is tranquil and interesting. I admire the texture you layered in the room; the rug, the silk drapes, the chandelier paired with the French pottery. Elegant, yet inviting and comfortable - lovely.

I am thrilled to have found you, and am looking forward to getting to know you -

IdiditMyWay said...

Hi Des , it came out very stunning , I have one like it and was contemplating painting it, how did you remove the stain Des ? mine is like a waxy finish very dark..and also have chalked Pained in pale Grey stunning needlees to say best regards Annette