Gretchen Armoire

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Gretchen Armoire


BEFORE PICS:

I didn't take any :(  You know the moment when you start painting a piece of furniture and realize only after taking it completely apart or sanding it down, that you forgot to take a before pic?  Due to my excitement over getting started on the thing, I just forgot completely!!! So I need you to use your imagination on this one.  

Please picture a very ugly armoire with...

*cloth covered doors (with 3 layers of fabric on them)
*terrible patina style paint job
*maroon interior
*back panel coming off the armoire
*and a price tag of $50 for the beast
*a husband asking me why I'm buying it because it's truly ugly and he can't imagine it any other way


AFTER PICS:


This is a photo of the finished armoire in the shop at Amity Pottery.  
I'm still staging things and getting things ready for the grand opening.

 I installed chicken wire where the fabric covered panels were previously on the doors.  The fabric had been covered 3 times so there were a LOT of staples and it was messed up pretty bad.  Chicken wire is a little tricky to work with.  Give yourself a little time to let it flatten out before you try to cut it.  I used a piece of plywood to keep it flat for a day before I started working with it.


 I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on this piece... "Old White" on the outside and "Coco" under the distressing and on the inside of the armoire.


Before painting a piece of furniture, I visualize it in my own home.  I do not enjoy refinishing pieces unless I have a certain place for them and a plan for them.  I sometimes HATE to give things up and this was definitely one of those times.  If it doesn't sell, I have the perfect place for it upstairs.  My husband fell in love with this piece too and didn't want me to sell it.  I love it when that happens.  It is for sale... by the way... at Amity Pottery.




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10 comments:

  1. Very nice, Nicole! There are so many cool ways to use chicken wire! I love what I did with it in Logan's room. Congrats on getting all of your awesome furniture pieces in the new shop! I drive by there every morning after taking Noah to school. I will have to stop in after the grand opening!

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  2. Nicole, I love it! Love the white, love the distressing, love the chicken wire. I LOVE everything about it. Fantastic job.

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  3. Love this Nicole, congratulations on your furniture going to a new shop! Very exciting for you!
    Anne

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  4. This turned out absolutely gorgeous!!!
    I love using chicken wire and have a piece in my kitchen ( although hubby keeps complaining that the edges JAB him whenever he opens it lol ) have to work on that a little more I guess tee hee
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by when you have the time and follow back
    Big hugs,
    Suzan

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  5. Great price and beautiful after. The prices around here are ridiculously high. If something gets listed at a great price it is snatched up before the day's end. I couldn't part with that peice. My husband is the opposite he would say SELL IT!!!

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  6. Love it!!! This chicken wire looks great! Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  7. So pretty! What a great curvy shape and I love the addition of the chicken wire!

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  8. That is gorgeous! Love the transformation even without a before pic :o)
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Hope to see you this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  9. I love it, so I'm pinning it.

    Bliss

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  10. Love how it turned out~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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