I love painting wood and giving furniture new life and I had just the piece sitting at home.
My Mom picked up this armoire at an estate sell years ago. I loved it as soon as I saw it! We decided to paint it white, I wanted to take it with me to my new college apartment and white would match with anything. It was a lot of work to refinish, we had to strip previous paint and stain off, re-sand and paint. It looked great when we were done and I’ve held on to it. Since then it has moved with me four or five times so it’s seen better days.
I’ve always loved that it has a skeleton key and the simple details and just can’t let it go even though it’s really not a functioning piece for me now, I’m sure I’ll find it a spot one day.
With the chalk paint, no prep work is needed but I wanted to shine up the hardware a bit and just used some brass cleaner to give it a little sparkle.
AfterFor the armoire I used color “Provence Blue” and finished the piece with the soft wax in dark. Just to see the difference between the paint color and the color transformation after being waxed take a look at these two drawer fronts, the top is paint only, the bottom is waxed.
In case you are wondering about the “how to”, it’s so easy with chalk paint. No prep work is necessary.
Step 1 – Paint
Step 2- Wax in clear paint
Step 3 – I sanded to distress where I wanted to see a pop of white paint and wood
Step 4- Waxed in dark wax
SUPER EASY!!! I love this paint!
And here is the after in all its glory!
Even Nipper really loved it :)