Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Armoire 911

This armoire used to be honey stain/pine! I was so afraid to paint it, not sure why, but I was....Anyhow, my problem is I like the color of it, but it needs something....

Distressing~ which I'm terrified to do!
Glazing~ to give some depth and richness to it

What should I do...I'd love some advice from you pros out there!

These pictures, for sure cement how much I hate this wall color ....I am changing that A.S.A.P!!

I left the inside mostly the wood for now...

The bottom doors and feet....this thing is solid and was made by my parents friend.

A shot of the pocket doors closed....

Here is the crown molding on it, so pretty! I used Behr Paint plus Primer ...went on like a dream!
Anyhow, I need to know what you all think.....

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  1. I think it looks great! You could try glazing a section on the side and if you don't like it just paint back over it when the glaze drys. I think it would look really good if you distressed it some, but I love distressed furniture.

  2. It's gorgeous! You could use the ralph lauren faux glaze. It's very forgiving, if you don't like it just wipe it off and it's gone. I think if you sanded the edges it might not be dark enough since it's pine underneath. Good luck, it's wonderful!

  3. What a beautiful piece!! Either way it would look great! You can sand it and then glaze over the exposed wood. Then you get a little bit of both. Good luck!

  4. Hi Cindy!

    I LOVE Michelle's idea; I think that would look great!

    Go for it; no fear, lol!


  5. I think it is a beautiful piece of furniture and the glazing would be very nice.

  6. I have distressed several pieces in my home. I've found that my favorite is to use a dark furniture wax. It's used by cabinet makers and you have to order it online, but it's worth it. You have more control over it than the faux glazes. I also like the effect of just sanding some of the edges. I'm with Lisa, try it on the side and see what you think. Good luck! Lisa~

  7. Looks good! I vote for a bit of distressing and some glaze or stain! :)

  8. I think it looks great. sounds easy too with the one step paint and primer...did you have to do two coats?

  9. Hey there- Love the paint on this piece! I am thinking distress it a bit- don't worry- you could always paint over it again if you didn't like it- and add a glaze if you are not loving it. It is a very charming piece and no matter what you do- it will look gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this! Love it! :)

  10. I love it just the way it is!! Distressing scares me too... =)

  11. Hi Cindy, your cabinet looks great! Look forward to seeing how you finish it. And, your garden shed is amazing! I think I need one! Love that door; and your hubby is such a great builder!
    ~ Julie

  12. I really like it! If you think it needs something more, maybe new knobs, and don't be afraid to distress it. I usually use a razor blade to the edges, but sand paper works fine, too. Glazing can be tricky to get it to look right with larger panels, but you can always remove it if you don't like it. Good luck!

  13. Hi Cynthia!
    You did a great job! It looks fabulous! So clean and fresh looking!
    I painted my armoire white as well and it was pine too..I do not regret it. I agree with Christa..that if you feel it needs something, the door knobs might be the extra you're looking for. I know how you feel.. Im new to distressing too, but Sandy from Paint me White blog says that you cant go to wrong with sanding to distress it. You go first!! lol
    I havent distressed mine yet..but Im hoping to take that step soon.. :)
    When I painted the other "corner" pine unit I added new door knobs and it made it look like a whole new piece of furniture!
    Looks lovely just as it is though too!!

    With all my heart...Deborah xoxo

  14. That looks beautiful.

    I would love to have you enter this on my party at ItsSoVeryCheri.com and then over at our other site theDIYClub.com We have a weekly DIY Living party over there.


  15. I think it is wonderful. If you are scared to distress I would try changing the knobs as a first small step. It is amazing the difference something so small can make. It is a beautiful piece and you did a great job!


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