Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Today is the Day

Today is the day that I am finally going to start on Stella's room. First thing on the agenda: armoire. I'm taking it from turquoise to white. The hubs is so super excited to be a part of this. He doesn't mind at all that this will be the fourth time I've changed the color of this piece. (Maybe I'm being a LITTLE bit sarcastic.) I think his exact words were, "Why? I swear if we had pets you would paint them, too." Well good news for you, Mr. Jeremy, we don't have pets, so watch yourself.

Today I need to at least get the sanding and priming done, which may be harder than it sounds with my little "helper" in tow. I've known that I wanted to change the armoire to white, but I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it. At first, I found this picture and fell in love with the fabulous overlay and two tone doors.
image from Decor Pad
Next, I saw this armoire from Ballard Designs. Love the mirrors, but probably not realistic to get mirrors cut. Perhaps next time! (wink wink)
image from Ballard Designs
I came across this armoire from Crate & Barrel. I love the texture on the doors.

image from Crate & Barrel
I love all of these armoires, but none of those options made sense. I definitely didn't want to put more money into the armoire than it's worth (or more than it would cost to buy a new one)! So, then I saw this picture, and I LOVED it! I can do all of this with paint (minus turning an armoire into a chest of drawers, that is). Let me rephrase: I can TRY to do this with paint! Wish me luck!
image from Vintage Rose Brocante


  1. oh yes! I love it! I think it will turn out great. I've also heard that you can skip sanding and priming with chalkboard paint. I think it was featured on U create.
    You are totally right about the pets. You should be allowed to do whatever you want since you've got no pets.

  2. Here is the link about the chalk paint over varnish.



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