So this one has been a long time coming i got this piece about a year and a half ago :) it had lattice in the door ways and my hubs was never the biggest fan of it but i told him just wait you'll love it once its done......... well i can gladly say it is now done and we love it!!
So i have been going back and forth on what i wanted to do to it. I on a frenchy greyish blue :) ha.
(IN THE STORE)
* first the funnest part ;) it needed a little dimo so i too a axe to the lattice to pop it out. (it was so cold in the garage!)
* next was to paint it. I took a latex flat white paint and added some french grey milk paint powder and a couple tables spoons of annie sloans Aubusson Blue chalk paint, and little bit of black and a little water to thin it out. since the powder made it thicker. well since the armoire was a glossy white and i didnt want to prime it adding the milk paint totally helped the latex paint adhere to the glossier paint and it worked so well. i used two coats. it probably could have used 3 but i was going to destress it anyways so it worked.
i also left some white around the door openings.
after it dried i took a rough sand paper to it .
* then i used annie sloans soft wax and made a mix of the clear and a tiny bit of the dark. i used a round wax brush and then buffed it after it sat there for about 10 mins. it gave it a very light distressed look. just what i was looking for :)
* now came the fun part... (kidding) i took a old latic part and traced it on card board
*then cut them out a smig smaller then the trace. layed those templates on the burlap and cut it out about a 1/4 inches bigger to leave wiggle room.
*then took a glue gun and glued one side of the burlap to the cardboard pulling taught and then gluing the rest.
*after it was all glued i trimmed the excess burlap and then put it in the opening. i liked that it was a little snug so then i didnt need to glue it or staple it. (thank you honey for helping and doing half of them) I also chose different knobs from anthropoligie what can i say im a not very matching person who also listens to her music on suffle ;)
All done!! yay!
hope you enjoy :)
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