Furniture Projects, Craft Projects, Thrift Store projects

Saturday, October 3, 2015

French Country Armoire

I absolutely love this piece! It was a big one to deal with, getting it loaded on the truck, getting it in the garage by myself, and a lot of square footage to paint, but the end the results were so worth it!
Come and see the transformation for yourself!

 I am sure it was pretty in it's day, but has since lost its glory.

First I start with a layer of French Linen from Annie Sloan chalk paint

Then I pick what detail I want to accentuate and mix a lighter grey using french linen and old white. 

I do the same to the body of the armoire and then pick a few more spots to accentuate with light grey and bits of white.

I then sand the edges here and there to give bring out the detail and little bits of wood color.

This baby was hard to wax, but somehow I managed! Maybe a few hand cramps or two. 
But here she is the finished piece, isn't she gorgeous!

I had to add a back and a removable shelf, both were missing from this piece. Now it can be used to store clothes, crafts, or even a tv. I think this piece would be amazing as a craft closet.

This piece had so much built in detail and texture it really wasn't hard to give it the old world charm it deserved. It's size was the only real hard thing to deal with, but it was worth it, don't you think?

1 comment:

  1. knovkrd me out with this unit. I am modt inspired!
    AS french linen snd old white.