Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Paint & A Reveal!

Here is the new guest room in all of it's Antique White glory! I am in love with the new color in here. Though I liked the cottage blue that use to be in here Antique White makes the space so much brighter and airy. The red headboard is out in the garage waiting for it's transformation. I can not decide if I want to strip it or go the easy route and put some Kiltz over it all. With the room being painted I can now focus on the fun part which is adding all the things I have been purchasing over the last few months for this space! The largest of those purchases is over there in the corner. Yep, that is the armoire that The Hubster bought me back in August for our anniversary. It is finally completed and so happy to be in it's new space! Come on and take a closer look.

Picture this piece as a late 1970's early 80's creamy and gold armoire. I could have left it that way. Honestly it was not that bad but if you know me I just could not hold myself back. It screamed "Paint Me!". So paint it I did. I used my beloved chalk paint in Chateau Gray and Old White. I toned the grey down with equal parts of Old White. 

I used clear wax and then dark wax to add definition to the piece. It was the first large piece that I have ever waxed and honestly next time I will do less dark.

I just love the curvy lines this piece has! 

I kept the original hardware because honestly anything else would have taken away from the piece. I did however  use some Old White on the hardware and then sanded a tad off to make them look old and worn.

Here is the inside! I am in the middle of making some panels for the doors and was going to wait till I was done for the reveal but HobLob was out of the material I am using. I have one door panel done so I figured I can just do another post once I finally have both completed.

This will be the perfect place to house a t.v. for our guests. Thankfully we will not have to wait long to get one because The Nana & The Papa just upgraded their bedroom t.v. to a larger one and so their old but pretty new t.v. will be coming to our house! Thank you Nana & Papa!

 Not sure if you remember but I had attempted to transfer some really awesome numbers onto the drawers but it did not go well at all and so I resorted to ordering these adorable antiqued number cards from an Etsy Shop. Even better I think because if I ever decide I am done with the numbers I can just take um off and not have to repaint the drawers again.

I lined the drawers with this beautiful swirly paper but I am debating on whether or not to replace it with old book pages or script paper. Not sure though.

So there have it! The whole reason the guest bedroom was repainted was just for this armoire!:) I am tickled with how it turned out. I have never painted a piece as large as this before so it was a little intimidating. Thankfully all went well though.
Hope all is grand and thanx for stopping by!

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61 comments:

  1. Absolutely love this piece! Now I see why you repainted the room! Great job!! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  2. That cabinet looks like an authentic heirloom with that paint job! It's really beautiful :)

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  4. Pamela, if you ask me you used the right amount of dark wax. It looks fabulous. Looks like a French antique that you bought that way. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  5. What a gorgeous piece! The finish is fantastic!

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  6. Your new paint colour looks great, Pamela. The armoire looks fantastic and you did an awesome job on painting it. Looking forward to more of the reveal as it progresses.

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  7. Hi Pamela, this is one of the prettiest pieces I've seen in a long time. Frenchy Perfection!

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  8. Your armoire is AWE...SOME! I love the paint colors, the numbers, the interior.... love it!

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  9. Beautiful Pamela! I love the color, and don't think it's too dark at all! You did a fabulous job on this piece and it looks like it's always been as it is now. Can't wait to see the final reveal of the room!

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  10. It is beautiful Pamela. Can't wait to see the whole room reveal.

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  11. you did a superb job on that armoire.
    I'd expect to see that in a high end store or magazine shoot.
    well done indeed~!

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  12. It turned out beautifully. I absolutely love it! Great job.

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  13. Love, Love, Love the armoire!!! Great job! Can't wait to see the reveal of the whole room!!!

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  14. That Armoire, the paint job...now that's what I'M TALKING ABOUT!!
    Fabulous!
    Blessings & hugs,
    Karen

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  15. Sooo lovely Pamela!! I adore your armoire and your new paint color- love it!!

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  16. Everything looks beautiful and I love the new paint color too!

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  17. I really like the finish -- this piece looks great.

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  18. This is an amazing paint job! Your Piece looks lovely! I can't wait to see the reveal! I love what I am seeing so far!

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  19. Wow, your tv cabinet turned out beautifully. I love the color and the finish. Great job.
    Traci

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  20. Your cabinet turned our GORGEOUS. You must be thrilled. You *know* I'm a big ol' fan of Chateaux Grey and Old White. What a beautiful focal point this will be in your "new" awesome guest room ... your guests will definitely want to extend their stay! And, the wall color is fabulous!

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  21. BEAUTIFUL! You did an amazing job....LOVE IT!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  22. I liked the dresser I painted until I saw what you painted. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  23. WOW WOW WOW Pamela that looks gorgeous!! I wouldn't change a thing it looks PERFECT!! Martina

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  24. Lovely, just lovely! The addition of the numbers is a pleasant surprise! Surfing blogland and found you...

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  25. It is absolutely gorgeous Pam!! I love all the details that you added in it, the tags are such a wonderful touch. What a great piece.
    xo

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  26. Swooning over this!!! It's absolutely perfect! Might need to get some of the that great paint you used!

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  27. Pamela, The armoire is gorgeous! I know the entire room will be beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  28. Pamela, I forgot to thank you for linking to the Open House Party. I appreciate your participation.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  29. Oh my....what a lovely job you did on such a beautiful piece....just exquisite:)!

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  30. I just can get over how gorgeous it is! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  31. This is beautiful annd such a great piece for organizing!

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  32. I am drooling over that armoire!! It is stunning, love your color choice and I really like the chicken wire look in the doors. Beautiful!!

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  33. This piece is fabulous. I think the dark wax looks great!!! Beautiful transformation.

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  34. Wowzer, Pamela! You did an amazing job on this armoire! I love how daring you were with the use of dark wax. I'm still having issues using and blending it correctly. :) Kudos to you! Beautiful!!!!

    xoxo laurie

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  35. Your armoire looks great, I can't wait to see the room come together. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. That is one fine looking piece Pamela. I love how you put the pretty numbers on the inner drawers. Well done indeed!

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  37. This dresser is amazing!

    Oh I just really love this! You are so creative.

    Thank you so very much for linking up to Fall In Love Wednesdays.

    Have a blessed weekend.

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  38. hi I love you urns can you tell where you purchased them. thank you and keep up the great job.

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  39. Pamela the armoire is gorgeous. I love the grey, so perfect!! That would have been my color choice as well!

    I have linked up with Laura's Fall in Love with Your House Party!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  40. This is absolutely gorgeous! All the details are set off so beautifully. Hopping over from At The Picket Fence.

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  41. I could hear it when it screaming to be painted. The cabinet is gorgeous and you did a fab job!

    The cabinet is gorgeous and you did a fabulous job!

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  42. Pamela you busted out some serious painting skills! I love it - I see a few features in your future. I'm your newest follower :)

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  43. Bah! I love love love love this! You have such an amazing attention for detail! This is amazing.

    PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog till Monday. Come by when you have a chance! :)

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  44. I'm over from French Country Cottage, and so glad i came. Your armoire is beautiful to die for! Love the color, and what you did with the handles, and i wouldn't even consider taking the swirly lining out of the drawers, it's perfect!

    Cindy

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  45. How beautiful. I love the dark wax also. I've yet to 'wax' and need to learn how. The look is wonderful.

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  46. This is soo beautiful! I LOVE the little number plates on the drawers! What etsy seller did you get them from? This piece looks amazing, I'm super impressed.

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  47. Pamela,
    That is a stunning piece of furniture! Made only more beautiful by the touches you added to it. love the little numbers on the drawer and the drawer lining. now you just need some lavender sachets to complete the French transformation! Gorgeous!
    Thank you for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  48. This piece is gorgeous! Awesome job! My readers would love to see what you are doing and meet your blog! Come show off on my Monday Linky Party! They would love to meet you! Love, Me
    www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

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  49. Love it.

    Found you via MMS and hope you’ll swing by! I have a great giveaway today:

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-stencil-splendor-giveaway.html

    best to you.

    michele

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  50. Great job!!! It really looks beautiful! Thanks so much for linking it up!
    :-)
    shaunna

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  51. What a beautiful transformation!! I love the color too!

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  52. Absolutely gorgeous. Saw you featured over at Miss Mustard Seed and had to stop by. The piece has awesome lines and I love the color. You are very talented.

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  53. Simply beautiful--love the color!

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  54. Gorgeous! Thanks for the tip of diluting the gray with the white. Perfect color!

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  55. Wow that is one beautiful piece!Gorgeous color too!
    xx
    Anne

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  56. This is one of the most gorgeous piece I have seen....Love the french look. Everything about it is total perfection. Great job! I am in love with Annie Sloan chalk painting:)

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