Paint Party Friday?

This week I’ve been doing an entirely different kind of painting. I painted my armoire! The knotty pine has been getting on my nerves for years but we couldn’t afford to replace it. This armoire holds our TV, Wii, dvd recorder, and lots of other junk. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue and antiqued it with the dark wax. I love the blue against this caramel colored wall. The walls were this color when we moved in. This room has 12′ ceilings so Hubby said painting the room was not an option. I’ve grown to like the color, though.

I replaced the wooden knobs for bronze ones. The hinges were brass but Lowes didn’t have ones that worked like these so I spray painted the hinges and the screws with Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint for metal. The hardware has 46 screws! I didn’t think I’d ever get them all back in.

And while painting, I noticed that this same color is in my Furtive Dryad painting. The other colors in the painting look good in there, too. I think I will get it framed and hang it in the room. I hope the Paint Party Friday ladies won’t mind this little detour into home dec painting this week. Next week will be a watercolor. 🙂

If you want to see more home dec projects, check out Transformation Thursday at the shabby Creek Cottage and the Shades of Amber link party.



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19 thoughts on “Paint Party Friday?

  1. Voie de Vie

    Love the new armoire! Doesn’t just changing the color of things make a big difference?

    And I love that painting in the room – maybe right over the guitar?

    1. admin Post author

      Thanks! Yes, it’s like getting something brand new. I was thinking over the guitars for the painting, too. Can’t wait to get it framed and see how it looks. I don’t have much of my own art hanging because I rarely get around to actually framing anything.

  2. Anonymous

    Well, I do hope that you hang that lovely painting by that new blue cabinet. Seems they were meant for each other. Happy PPF

  3. Stephanie Corder

    Oh how wonderful! I love doing projects like that….and I have to add- 46 screws? Seriously? Anyway, it looks great and that painting will look amazing with it! I hope you share when you have it hanging with the armoire!
    Happy PPF!
    Stephanie Corder

  4. kristin

    How wonderful! I love your painted Armorie! I did the same thing to mine with black paint and distressed it a bit. I love the color you used too! Happy PPF!

  5. Lynn

    My goodness you did transform that cupboard beautifully!
    and your painting below is wonderous as well in a whole other way! HPPF on Saturday!

  6. mandy at eight is enough

    love your wardrobe and the colour is gorgeous…taht lady ooks as though she must get her revenge….great work…xxx

  7. EVA

    Painting is painting! 😉

    It looks great and the dryad would look perfect beside it and over the guitars.


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