Friday, March 19, 2010

Plain Pine Armoire No More!

My next furniture project is this plain pine armoire.  It started out in our living room and then moved upstairs to a spare bedroom.

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Using some wood appliques {that I got from the gift certificate I won from a Centsational Girl giveaway back in November to Cabinetknobs.com} I attached them to the doors of the armoire.  I turned them upside down because I liked them better that way.

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Having no wood glue on hand, I tried it with Gorilla Glue and used blue painters tape to hold it in place until the glue dried.

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Using my trusty {and free} can of Glidden Onyx black paint, this is getting transformed!  Besides the paint, I used a sponge brush, regular brush and foam roller.  The regular brush actually worked better than the sponge brush with all the little areas I needed to hit.

Here she is ~ looking quite lovely, although not totally finished!

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I. Love. It!   Just like with my coffee table, I feel like I’ve got a brand new piece of furniture!  I am thinking of adding some clear glass knobs to replace the wood ones that were on it.  A coat of polyurethane and it will be done!

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So glad I did this {even if it did take up a whole Saturday, and then some for touch-ups}!  Here is the before and after side-by-side.

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I’ll show this off again once I get knobs and accessorize the top, but I did want to share it now.

Linking up with the following linky parties:

Furniture Feature Friday at Mustard Seed Creations

Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri

DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land

 

64 comments:

sissie said...

Good Morning Karen,
I like the cabinet black! Looks so elegant with the scrollies.....where's the fleur???

Great job girl!!

hugs
Sissie

Christina said...

Love it Kathy, I think the glass knobs would look great!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

So nicely done! I love black furniture and that armoire is gorgeous now! Nice job!

Jane said...

Love it Kathy! Isn't painting furniture black so much fun? That piece went from dated to classic, and is fabulous now!

Red Door Home said...

The black paint looks great.

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi Kathy,
I like the swirls upside down too. This piece really painted up beautifully. Glass knobs sound so perfect. How pretty that will look! I love to have that "new" piece in the house too.
Kelly

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

I love this transformation!! I'd also love to one that cabinet!!!

xxoo

Design Esquire said...

Wow - you completely updated and transformed that piece. It looks great!!

One Cheap B*tch said...

That looks great now! And I love those little scroll-y things you added! We have a plain black armoire in the bedroom that S uses. I might just have to add some cute embellishments to it too!

The Stylish House said...

kathy,
Your cabinet turned out wonderful it looks sharp! Maybe you will get lucky again so please drop by my blog to enter my spring giveaway! Have a great weekend.
Cathy

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Kathy,
That looks fantastic!!! It looks like a brand new piece of furniture! I have a pine armoire that I'm wanting to paint as well. Did you sand or prime before you painted?

Atticmag said...

So handsome Kathy. I don't blame you for wanting to show it off right away. Hope you will have time to come take our tour of the Architectural Digest Home Design show. -- Jane F

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Awesome job Kathy! My bedroom is the same color blue and I want to paint my pine pieces black too! I think it looks wonderful, you've given me the courage to do it!
Dena

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Amazing transformation. I love the cabinet. It went from lovely to incredibly lovely with just paint!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

This is beautiful! I love the new look...especially with the scrolly things on the front! Lovely!

Blessings, Grace

Heather@PixieDust said...

ooo, it looks so pretty! it definitely needs some sparkly knobs to amp the wow factor - can't wait to see what you find.

Get Your Martha On said...

Fabulous!

Jane said...

You totally updated this piece. Great addition of the wood pieces and the black really turned it into a statement piece. Look forward to seeing it "dressed" up.
Jane

Leanne said...

It looks amazing and the glass knobs would look perfect on it. Great job!

Atelier de Charo said...

In black looks perfect, yes it's like a new piece!!!

Hugs
Charo

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

That looks great. I have that exact armoire, but I painted it white for our guest house. It looks great black too! :) Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for posting my giveaway in your sidebar.
Blessings,
Traci

Lamp Tramp said...

Kathy, it's beautiful. What an amazing transformation!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Kathy,
It's looking great! I love all of the changes you've been making to update your home. You've done a wonderful job and I can't wait to see more.

kim said...

Kathy, I love what you have done with this piece. Love the appliques added to the doors. I love black furniture. It helps anchor a room.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks gorgeous. I love the appliques and the black paint. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

all thingz related said...

Way to step in up TEN notches! BEAUTIFUL!
~Bridgette

Room to Inspire said...

It looks fabulous - I love the wood appliques you added and I agree that some glass knobs would complete your new armoire.

Chelsea

Kristi @ Creative Kristi said...

I totally agree with the glass knobs! I have a knotty pine armoire almost exactly like that in my living room that houses my computer....I've been wanting to paint it but not sure about the color. I think black would be too much for me (but I really really like it now that I see yours) but white would get dirty to fast I think. So I'm stuck lol

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

Nice job Kathy - I want to do something similar to one I have in my bedroom but want to retro fit to fit in my kitchen. Did you have to use anything to to prep it?

Anna said...

your armoire is much more updated looking now in black, looks great!

Razmataz said...

The black makes so much difference! How great that is to re-make something over.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi Kathy~
Isn't it amazing what a little (or a lot) of paint can do. It certainly looks updated!

Happy Weekend, Donna

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Kathy,

It looks great and has given me some inspiration for a cabinet I have that is similar. I repurposed an old entertainment center to use in my mud room to hold some of my dishes and I have been trying to decide whether or not I want to paint it. I like the embellishments you added to yours.

~ Tracy

HeathahLee said...

I LOVE it!!! Can't wait to see it with the knobs!

Sherri Blum, CID said...

OMG! I once had that same exact armoire! If I'd only known how pretty it could be, I wouldn't have given it away! It looks wonderful with your designer touch!

Mary Lou Rutledge said...

I thought you were going to paint it then remove the swirlies and just have the design there..Wonder if that would work?

Sandra said...

Very nice makeover...I have a lot of pine pieces but have not painted any yet...I kind of love pine even if it is not really in style anymore. If you keep anything long enough it eventually becomes vogue again doesn't it? thanks for stopping by this week and for your comment! Sandra

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

great makeover~! I'll be back to see her all dressed up.
Thanks for your visit. always good to see your smiling face.
Sonny

The Tuckamore Tree said...

You did a wonderful job and in fact I would like to copy it on furniture I need to refinish.
Please could you clarify a few things for me.
I"m gathering you painted the armoire first with black paint and then sprayed the oiled rubbed paint over the black, is this correct?
Thanks so much

alice said...

It turned out wonderful! Kudos!
smiles, alice

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

This looks great--love the transformation!

Amy

The French Bear said...

Kathy, what an amazing transformation!!! Love the black!
Hugs,
Margaret B

DesignTies said...

This looks fantastic, Kathy! I love painted furniture transformations, especially when they're armoires... you've done such a great job! Perfect colour choice too!
Victoria @ DesignTies

Kim said...

It looks brand new, I can't wait to see the finishing touches.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Woa... looks like it's worth a million bucks now! Gorgeous details and colour! Your changes really made that piece shine!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

You should love it! I love it too. It turned out fantastic. Nicely done!

Patti said...

This is a great update...love the embellishments you put on the doors!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Kathy, that look amazing!! Great job!

Allison Shops said...

Looks great! The embellishments are a nice touch.

I hope you'll drop by AtticMag to see Jane's Met Monday post.

Magic Brush said...

What a wonderful job!!!!!!!! I think every room needs a touch of black in it!

I haven't tried that spray paint brand! I'll have to look for it!

I have some applique type pieces on order for a cabinet I am doing. Hope they turn out as well as yours.

Stop by my painting blog and say hey sometime!

jennifer

Kammy said...

Beautiful Kathy ! I have never seen the scrolls placed as such - so great !
Kammy

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

What a transformation the wood appliques made in your armoire. The black onyx was the perfect finishing touch. The hardware will be the piece de resistance. i look forward to the reveal.

Sweet Kathy ...I want to thank you for your visit..it meant a lot to me.
Your words brought me such comfort at an extremely difficult time. Your support touched my heart deeply. I so greatly appreciated your concern.
Sweet wishes,
Sara

Stephanie Lynn said...

What an amazing transformation. I love the black and the designs you have added to the front. It looks like a brand new piece...great job!

Heather @ McKinney Living said...

WOW looks great!!

Mimi said...

Wow, that came out beautifully!

Carmen said...

Wow! It's fabulous! I love the wood appliques, they add just the right amount of detail.

Mama Thompson said...

LOVE IT! Great job!

Chocolate Sundaes said...

those looks great! such a transformation!

Tam said...

It looks great! I love the black! I have a similiar armoire in my Master Bedroom, I plan to paint it white soon :)

Liz said...

Gorgeous! I love black pieces in a room, as it makes things pop! Love, love, love it! Liz

Jessi said...

Very nice job! Black was a nice choice, and I love the decorative pieces you added, too.

jenjen said...

It looks great Kathy! I love the decorative touches you added and the color is beautiful!

XOXO
Jen

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

I LOVE the idea of the clear glass knobs! I think they would look great against that black. Wonderful job!

pk @ Room Remix said...

SO much better black and I like the detail that you added. Hope you're having a great week!

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