Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Antique Armoire

I found this cherry wood armoire at a local thrift store on Sunday afternoon during "power hour."  Power hour meant everything in the store was 50% off! WHAT?!#@*&^%?  I had been in search of an armoire that I can antique. And it just so happened it was there in the midst of it all....calling out my name.  Perfect. Not too big. Not too small. And will fit adorably in my little dressing room/spare room. =) 

So I went at it! I went to the store and picked me up some Antique White paint, a couple different sized paint brushes, and some sand paper. I removed all the handles and wiped it down so it was fresh and clean.  Shhh, dont tell anyone but I skipped the whole sand papering first part of this whole gig. I went straight to painting! hehe!

After the second coat, it was a pasty cream color. I went ahead and put the handles back on, but I wasnt done yet!  I was looking more for an antique look. So this is where the sand paper comes in!  And I went to sandin'!

The lighting looks alittle differrent, but its the same pasty cream, with an antique, rugged look to it. I took the sand paper and went along the edges and down the front to put some scratches to it.  Now its just what I wanted! Thats not to say I wont make some tweeks here and there alittle later down the road, but for right now...its perfect!

P.S. Next time, I will sand before hand!  I thought I was being smooth by skipping a step, but really it needed to be done first! Oh well. Something tells me this wont be the first furniture project I take on!


  1. That looks great! I came over from Zuzu's Petals and am enjoying catching up on your blog!

  2. It looks awesome! What a find!!!

  3. I love the piece!! I wasn't sure when we bought it but sure enough my sister you can do anything she puts her mind to, did it!! You are awesome!