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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

~Amazing Armoire~

I found this armoire at a yard sale! Woo Hoo! The bright blue was pretty, but unfortunately a child went sticker crazy on the doors. It took some muscle & GooGone to get them all off.

This is what I decided to transform it into. I know, it looks like the same finish I gave some previous projects. Off-white satin paint, gray glaze & clear lacquer finish. It's a winner for sales. I had 3 buyers 20 minutes after posting it on Craigslist.
I was reminded when glazing that when the temperature warms up the glaze dries very fast. I actually didn't want the 2 bottom drawers that dark, but the temperature was warmer (92 in the shade) when I glazed the drawers than when I did the rest of the armoire. I will need to remember this because summer is just starting & I live in the valley of the sun.
I left the inside un-glazed, but sprayed it with the clear lacquer to give it a nice hard finish. I also painted the hinges with black enamel. It makes them look clean and new.

Now for the big surprise! This beautiful piece of furniture is made completely of particle board and pressed woods. It is made by the Colony Furniture Company. It seems like better quality than IKEA.

The detail on the front of the doors is really the reason why I bought this armoire! I knew that would look amazing glazed!

I painted the pulls two colors. They were gold. After preparation, I painted a coat of oil-rubbed bronze and then 2 fine coats of black enamel. I really like giving interest to the metal by letting a little bronze show through, but when you look at the pulls you mostly see black.

And here is a close-up of one of the knobs. I love all of the detail in them.

TTFN ~*~Lynda~*~

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whitney and I saw this on craigslist and really like it. It is a little wide for what we need. I had no idea it was your. You did a great job. LaDawn