Monday, June 28, 2010

Before and After- Armoire Edition

Remember the black armoire that I wanted to makeover?  Well, I finally finished it.  After several coats of paint and a few designs that were painted over, I finally came up with something I like (for now at least, I am always changing my style!).

Before:

After:





My process:
3 coats of white paint
Medium grain sandpaper for distressing
Using the same technique for the baby painting to do the design on the doors.  
and Voila! 
I tried changing out the knobs for some pretty aqua glass knobs that I got on sale at anthro, but I didn't like the way it looked so I just painted the original ones white.  I am very satisfied with it.  I didn't want it to be completely traditional but I didn't want it to be really modern either.  I tried to find a good balance between traditional modern.  I really wanted to do turquoise on it but I made myself commit to yellow because I have sooo much turquoise in my living room already!  I just can't get enough of that color!  I am also working on a lampshade makeover...I hope to have it finished and ready to show you guys by the end of the week.  Being on a creative hiatus in Texas for the past few weeks has really given me a lot of creative energy.  I am getting projects knocked out left and right...that and some coffee has been very helpful. Caleb likes to grab my pencils when I put them down and draw on thing.  So far he has managed to scribble scrabble on my armoire door and the front door...I guess he has the creative bug too :-)

7 comments:

Kristan said...

I love it!!!

Kristen & Cliff said...

That looks great!

Mary Catherine said...

love the yellow! I never would have thought of that but it looks great :)

Sarita said...

looks awesome! you go girl :-)

Angela said...

It looks great! Good job!

Paige said...

It looks fabulous!

abby @ tales and trials said...

I love your armoire makeover! What a difference paint can make. I love the yellow "dots".