Monday, October 5, 2009

Ugly Outdated Armoire gets a Pretty Pink Facelift!

When my husband and I moved into our home, we were given this very unpleasant 80's brown armoire. We were more than appreciative since we had 5 bedrooms to fill and we only had a 3 month old daughter! It has made it's way around the house from room to room, finally ending in our master bedroom for a couple of years. Recently, I decided to move it to our daughters room, since she really needed the storage for all of her clothes! My husband told me to chunk it, LOL! He hated it!!! I looked around for a new one and decided I could fix this ugly thing!!! Well, here is what I did...

Here is a lovely shot of this armoire before.
Here is another one, still ugly!
First step, destroy my bathroom and paint a coat of primer on.

After the coat of Kilz white primer. This was not pretty at all! I started having my doubts at this point, but I kept going.
After a coat of soft pink paint. This paint was in my garage, it was the color of our daughters first nursery in our old house, so clearly it has special meaning to me!
Next step, I glazed the entire thing with RL tobacco (my favorite thing these days).
View of the side with glazing
The Finished Product!!! I added some cute ribbon pulls to soften the look. I stole this adorable idea from another blog, PERFECT!

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23 comments:

  1. It looks so much better painted. I love how paint can change a piece so much for such a low cost.

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  2. I SO need to refinish my armoire! Good job :)

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  3. It looks so shabby chic now, great job!

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  4. Very sweet now - much better than that awful finish that was on it before!
    I'm glad you didn't throw it out - it's awesome now :)

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  5. You are so smart and practical. It turned out lovely, just perfect for a girls room

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  6. Some loveliness indeed. Good on ya :o)

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  7. Looks great!!


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  8. It did turn out great - good for now getting rid of it. I love the ribbon pulls!

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  9. Love the soft pink! A little paint and glaze goes such a long way...

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  10. You did a great job! I am looking for furniture to redo!! I signed up as a follower and would love it if you did the same!

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  11. It doesn't even look like the same piece of furniture. What a great job you did!Love it. Can you share more detail, maybe in another post someday, about the glaze? I'm interested in the product but know nothing about it.

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  12. Thanks for visiting yesterday - that transformation is amazing! I was scrolling down through your posts, and I noticed you have a fireplace in your bedroom?! Be still my heart! :)

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  13. It looks so much brighter! I love it. Great job!

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  14. GORGEOUS, even prettier that it was meant for someone special and you did it with love. It's beautiful. I just rescued 2 dressers that needed paint in the worst way.

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  15. What a beautiful transformation!

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  16. I love the how something that has been "gifted" can take on a whole new life with a little paint and some elbow grease! Great job!
    Tamera@doubledelight

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  17. absolutely love it! love the glaze over it

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  18. @ Cheap Chic Home. I am so glad you chose the pink. It is really adorable! What does your husband think now? :)

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  19. It looks really nice ~ great transformation!

    Shellagh

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