Friday, August 14, 2015

The Forgotten Armoire

How could I forget to post one of my favorite projects?
Maybe it was because I didn't take a before picture.
How could I forget to do that?!!!
I have no idea how this one slipped by me, but here it is...
Originally this armoire had such dark wood that you couldn't see the detail. I painted the entire piece using the color, Fluff, from The Dixie Belle Paint Company. Then I painted some of the detail areas with the color, Driftwood, also from Dixie Belle. I didn't clean my brush when I went from Fluff to Driftwood...I didn't want the driftwood color to be solid.
I covered the entire piece with clear wax, then went over it with a black wax. I added a little dark brown wax in a few areas.

Then I blended them together...
Here you can see how it looks with and without the dark waxes...

And here is the finished piece...

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  1. Oh, what a beauty! Love how the color combination brings out the details. Did you do the clock face too?

  2. Your piece is so unique and beautiful. I would love it if you would share it on our "furniture only" link party Friday's Furniture Fix, so that others might be inspired!

  3. It's absolutely gorgeous!! I love all the detail and can perfectly imagine the way you are describing the before. You did a fabulous job! I'm getting ready to paint a piece I never dreamed to paint before...wish me luck! ;)

  4. Stunning Virginia - love the color combination! To be totally honest, I like both the dark waxed and clear waxed equally. The dark wax definitely adds depth and an aged effect. Swooning over the clock face too!

  5. what a fun, unique piece! Great job!
    I would love for you to stop by my blog on Mondays and share at our Something to Talk About link party!

  6. Very beautiful! I love armoire's and have always wanted to have one. This one is just lovely!

  7. Great new look for the armoire! Hope you'll stop by The Cottage and see what we've been up to!

  8. Really turned out lovely Virginia! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  9. It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. You are being showcased at the Weekly Feature Series. Here is that link so you can check out all of the amazing features from the week. Hope you're having an amazing weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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