Sunday, March 17, 2013

Turquoise Jewelry Armoire!

I am SO freaking excited about how this piece turned out! I have been helping my good friend and neighbor do some accessory and furniture placement tweaking in her home. She was doing a re-vamp of her jewelry storage system and offered me her old oak armoire. I tried to convince her to keep it an just paint it since it has such nice lines. But she is a busy gal and found herself a new smaller one. I was SO excited to get this from her and start slapping paint on it!
(excuse my poopy iPhone photo!)
And here is the finished piece!
I couldn't take the hardware off because of the velvet lining inside. Painting around all that was a super-pain!
I just LOVE how she turned out! I am hoping Cheri does not want her back after she sees how gorg' she is now!
Hopefully she will not see this post - like I said, she's a busy gal!
I really like the sway on those legs - they remind me of my dog (he is a basset/beagle mix).
I need to do a little touch-up sanding underneath the top! (That will probably never happen! You know how lazy I am!)
I painted this in Annie Sloan Florence and added a coat of clear wax. Then I sandpaper distressed it and added
another coat of clear and dark wax mixed together to deepen the distressing and the color.
See who is napping in my bed?
There! He woke up! My bed always looks horrible because I keep that old quilt on it so
that our two dogs don't ruin my nice duvet! So spoiled!

Hope everyone has a great week!

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Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

What a nice generous friend you have to give you that pretty piece of furniture. It looks even better now with the turquoise color. I have four small spoiled dogs so I understand your need for the quilt on your bed. Thanks for the comment to me about changing blog names. Sorry for your problems, too. Shannon

Julia Kendrick said...

It is gorgeous!! I am kicking myself because I just got rid of mine in December and would have never thought of painting it! Great job! Julia @

Carol said...

Well, you couldn't have picked a better color as far as I'm concerned since I am seriously "crushing" over all shades of turquoise right now! That is amazingly gorgeous!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out great, Lisa! I've been debating painting mine. It is a creamy white with a floral design on it. I'm over the floral design though. I have used Duck Egg in the master bedroom on a few pieces and am trying to figure out if I should just go with Duck Egg on it or Old White. One will make it stand out against the wall, the other will make it blend in. Decisions, decisions. : )

Robin Spires said...


Just love this color. It really makes this average piece SPECIAL! Great color choice.

the cape on the corner said...

looks great! love the gold hardware.

Cynthia said...

Yikes... I can't imagine having to paint around all those pulls. It looks lovely... what a pretty shade!

Lynn Fern said...

Oh Lisa it is just beautiful :) Thanks for stopping by to take a look at the one I just finished :)

Debbiedoo's said...

Gorgeous piece and what a stunning color!

Angela Ryder said...

Hi's Angela from twelveoaksmanor just stopping by to say hi! I found you through Debbiedoos's. Beautiful color and great job!

Maggie Roush said...

This is beautiful! Love the color.

Maggie @

Sara said...

looks great!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love this!!! Thanks for linking up, featuring tomorrow :)

Lisa @ HouseOfFabForLess said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments ladies!

The Joyful Thrifter said...

Fantastic re-do!!! I would love to put on jewelry standing in front of that beauty!

The Joyful Thrifter

LittleMyoo said...

Love it! I have a similar one I purchased used a couple years ago. It's a darker cherry wood, and I'm dying to paint it but haven't pulled the trigger yet. My husband thinks I'm NUTS! (He's a no-paint-wood kinda guy.) Too bad!

Thanks for sharing!
delusions of ingenuity

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