2.17.2011

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

DONE!!!

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.

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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

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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.

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

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8 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

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