Sunday, April 18, 2010

Finishing Up The Armoire

Finally!  It was weeks ago that I painted our plain pine armoire black and showed it off here.  I wanted to do glass knobs to replace the pine wood ones that were originally there, but they seemed to be kind of expensive and I needed six.  Here are the before and after to refresh your memory.

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I was in Target Friday afternoon after the day job and, while looking in the back near the window treatments, I found knobs and pulls.  They had two packages of four glass knobs left.  I had last looked at Hobby Lobby online and they were a minimum of $4.95 each.  It was $14.99 for a package of four knobs.  I not only figured it was worth it, but here they were, apparently waiting for me.  So, I bought them!

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What do you think?  I love the way they look!  If I was any good at painting {and had a steady hand}, I might have tried painting a harlequin pattern on the pine knobs.   I also decorated the top using my nest plaques and shadow box {which I showed you here}, the dollar store prayer candle transformation I did here {look for these in my boutique in the near future}, and a couple of other things that might have just been stored in the basement. 

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I thought the blue items worked well in this spare bedroom since the room is mainly blue.  Once I get it cleaned up a bit, I’ll share some pictures of it.  Even though it’s a spare room, I had a fun time adding some items in here to give it a fresh look.

Linking this post up with:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors

Ready Set Vignette at The Stories of A to Z

Before & After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick

48 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

It looks so elegant and beautiful Kathy! I love the knobs and the pieces you decorated it with. GREAT JOB. I love black! JGG

Red Door Home said...

The glass knobs are a great finishing touch! You did a wonderful job with this project.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

LOVE the glass knobs on your black cabinet! It looks so totally different from what you started with. Very nice!

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

Love the way this turned out Kathy. I was at Home Goods today and found some fabulous knobs 4/$7.99 or 4/$9.99 very designerish. They had glass, ceramic and even beaded. Left them behind because the line was so long and now am regretting it. I'm off tomorrow and will drop by and see if they are still available.

One Cheap B*tch said...

It looks gorgeous! What room is it in????

Jeanine

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

It turned out beautiful!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Kathy, those were truly worth the wait. They are perfect on that black. I can't believe how that updated that piece. It is good to know we don't have to throw things out after they get so old or outdated, we can just paint and add a little this and that and look what you have now! Good job.
Brooke

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

The knobs look great Kathy! The whole piece looks fantastic!

Tammy@InStitches said...

I think your new knobs look great !

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Perfect! I am finding that if I just wait eventually I will find just the right item. I tend to be very impatient and want it NOW, LOL, and am learning to be patient . . . well most of the time . . .

xxoo

Leanne said...

The glass knobs are perfect for it. I love that armoire painted black and the knobs were the perfect finishing touch.

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
The glass doorknobs are just what it needed to look really great!
Love the way you have decorated the top with all your wonderful creations.

You make the prettiest things.

hugs
Sissie

Kammy said...

Still loving this ! Love that bird nest art too !
Kammy
p.s. I bet you think twice now before getting rid of anything,huh ?

mishebe said...

black does it!

jenjen said...

It looks awesome Kathy! What a difference!! I love the knobs.

XOXO
Jen

linda said...

Your armoire looks beautiful and the new knobs set it off perfectly. Great job!

I have a pine cabinet also and have thought about painting it black but I'm too scared to do it!

Liz said...

Beautiful Kathy! I love the accessories on top of the armoire. Well done! XO ~Liz

Kristi said...

That looks great! Perfect knobs for it too.

Love that nest plaque. I might have to do that one!

Paula said...

I think it turned out awesome! It looks like something you'd pay a small fortune for at the furniture store. You did a wonderful job painting it and the knobs are perfect!

Debbie (Meadowcrest Cottage) said...

I love it. You did a great job!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Kathy, this is wonderful. I love the transformation. The glass knobs really set this off.

Wishing you a wonderful week,
LuLu♥

Jennie said...

Love the armoire, but I was totally inspired by your nest plaques! I love the shadow box one, and I actually have the materials for it! Lovely!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your armoire looks gorgeous. I love it painted black, so fresh and up to date. Love the lovely vignette you created for the top. Everything works together for such a lovely and interesting display. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey there..stopping in from BNOTP! I love your armoire makeover...I just posted my own armoire makeover this week too! You're welcome to pop in and check it out. If you'd like to visit, I'm having a great giveaway too..tell your friends, the more the merrier! :) have a great week!
Melissa

Design Esquire said...

It looks fantastic! The knobs are the perfect finishing touch. Great job.

Liz said...

LOVE it! I think that just about any piece looks better black. :) You did a lovely job!

~Liz

KATHY said...

Hi Kathy, it turned out beautiful!! I love the glass knobs...You found a great price for them....Kathy

Kim said...

Nice job, Kathy. It was worth the wait.

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Love it Kathy! I really need to get going on mine!
Love all your creative ideas on top as well!
Dena

Cathy said...

Oh I just love it Kathy and the glass knobs are the perfect finishing touch!

I love the way you accessorized the top too;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

dee dee said...

What a wonderful project! The glass knobs add the perfect finishing touch!
Dee Dee

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Kathy, the armoire turned out great and I love the glass knobs. It really gives it just the softness it needs! Don't you just love Target...

Atticmag said...

Enjoy your armoire. It's a great job. Jane F.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Beautiful knobs! Your armoire has turned out wonderfully!

Shelia said...

This is beautiful! What a great job you did.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks Kathy for your sweet comments -- I can feel your pain with the trays -- I just used a brush and painted it on by hand rather than trying to spray it.

xinex said...

Very pretty, Kathy! Love the vignette on top too...Christine

DesignTies said...

I love glass knobs, and these look perfect on your armoire... the piece looks so fantastic!! What a terrific transformation!
Q: Do you feel like you'll ever have your living room back?? I don't think I ever will... I have too many projects!
Hope you're well...
Victoria

shannon i olson said...

I love the items on top, especially the wheat stalks. Looks very nice.

Jane said...

Your revamped armoire looks fabulous! I LOVE black painted furniture, and the knobs are perfect too! Isn't it so fun to make an outdated piece of furniture current again?

Jane
FF

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow, what a transformation. Looks like it came right off a showroom floor, only better.

hugs
Sonny

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love this piece. It turned out just beautiful. You did such a wonderful job transforming it. I love your vignette on top. The iron piece is stunning and the hints of blue are so pretty. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Lou Cinda said...

The PERFECT touch! Love the knobs and it looks awesome painted black! I like the appliques you added too!

It looks custom!

Lou Cinda :)

Cottage Dreamers said...

What a transformation! It looks beautiful!
☺ Celeste

Samantha said...

Stunning, it looks so elegant and expensive!

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

I somehow missed this post so I'm so glad you linked it up! LOVE the way it turned out and I love your vignette on top just as much. Looks beautiful.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Your armoire turned out fabulous. I love the glass knobs. I just painted my china hutch black & added glass knobs. And I love, love, love your nest plaques. They are fabulous.

Debbie said...

You would never know that is the same piece...it is so pretty! Nice Job Kathy, you certainly know how to inspire.....

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