Armoire Redo

By Stephanie

I have been DYING to show you this, but it really took a week longer than I anticipated.  It was a HUGE project.  I always thought for someone to take a piece of furniture and paint it white was wasn’t that fantastic…until now.  Now that I realize all the sanding ( I loathe sanding) and layers of paint (which I tried to get around by using a primer and paint all in one…don’t do it, just do the primer and then paint…trust me) and top coat (which I haven’t done on all of it yet), well it was a LOT of time…

So yes

I sanded

then used a liquid sander

painted using Behr’s primer and paint in bright white (again, use a primer then paint)

traced the design in pencil (got the design from HERE ) I then reduced the size.  I needed it smaller.  I LOVE her walls and that curtain she got the inspiration from. 

went over the design in brown sharpie marker-

filled in every other “chain” with a gray regular marker

seal with clear polyurethane


But here it is before….actually almost before, I had started sanding the one door and the other door I had to take off since it got damaged in our move.


And here is the ALMOST done… I felt the design looked a bit flat and the one door wasn’t done yet.   And realized the site I got the template from WAS different.  On well.. now what


My DH suggested in shading in some gray to make in appear more 3-D.   Here are the door side by side so you can see the difference.


And here is the final product (minus the top coat of polyurethane)


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  1. Wow, amazing! You did a great job. Painting can be a lot of work but so much fun and rewarding!

  2. That is a.m.a.z.i.n.g! Love it.

  3. I've gone stencil crazy lately and I'll be adding this one to my list of projects. It looks great! Thanks!

  4. WOW!!! The hard work paid off.
    It is fabulous!!
    (stopping by from Better/After)

  5. Adorable! I found you off better after! I'm excited to see what your up to next!

  6. I love this! I used the pattern link that you provided on a piece of furniture! Thanks!

  7. Truly beautiful piece. In fact, I love it so much that I am going to do a feature post on it tomorrow!

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