Wednesday, November 30, 2011

armoire redo

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.


* 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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Katie Riddle said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Great job! You're such and artist. :)

L' officina di un sogno said...

Good stuff!!! where did you buy the knobs?

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

How FABULOUS is this!!! thanks for sharing and so glad i found you over at the shabby creek!!! the best of everything...your newest follower : )

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

Great vision on the armoire. Love the make-over with those fun pulls on the doors.

samaa @ Honey Sweet Home said...

Wow, that turned out gorgeous and looks like it was a LOT of work! Amazing job..and the knobs are super cute :)

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Shannon said...

So pretty!!!! I love burlap and those door knobs!!!

Pamma said...

Very pretty....just lovely!

Lori said...

Quite the burlap. I'm a new follower too.

At The Picket Fence said...

This is seriously gorgeous and I love every single detail right down to the knobs and the greenery on top! You did an amazing job transforming this and we are so glad you shared this with us at Inspiration Friday this past weekend! :-)

charis said...

leah, i love this one! quite the transformation. the mismatching knobs may be my favorite part.

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Good Time Charlie said...

I sooooo love this! I haven't seen burlap in an armoire, it looks fantastic. I love the knobs, I happen to have one of those exact knobs on my pantry door, thank you very much Anthro! I am featuring this at my party tomorrow. -K

Cherylyn Petersen said...

So great. I love how it turned out. Great vision, I probably would have walked by it in the store.

Angela Meijer said...

I absolutely love this. It turned out so beautiful.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Looks great--you did good! :)