7.22.2013

Armoire Refaire

I've been off the radar for a couple of weeks. So many projects...so little time. Factor in that it's been either raining or 105 degrees, that time is cut down to itty bitty, sweaty-sized pieces. I'm happy to report that the new A/C is truckin' right along and doing everything the little bit overly confident salesman said it would.


I am also happy to say that I have been selling some pieces! The very sweet lady that bought my little
bachelor's chest that I refinished the veneer on also wanted a couple of end tables. She didn't want them too matchy-matchy, so I shot her a picture of these.
 


This is the chest, if you didn't want to click the link. (But please do! It's a great read!)

                                        

She wanted them to be the same Red Mahogany as the chest, so I refinished them. Talk about a pain! In the end, it was well worth it. They turned out beautiful.



Not sure why the lighting in our home looks so yellow at night, but you get the idea.

All along the way from doing the chest to the end tables, I've had this armoire looming in the back ground. I wasn't sure how  I was going to attack it. This is after I started working on it.


It was looking a little plain, so I added that decorative wood piece from Lowe's.

                          


It had a lot of broken veneer along just about every edge. Veneer sheets to replace it are about $100. That would seriously cut in to any potential profit, so I went with wood filler, glue and paint.









The front of the door trim was also broken down the middle. So, I removed the trim and replaced it with a decorative strip that will cover the gap when closed.








Then I sanded and primed. Mostly priming the areas with wood filler.





For the inside, I mixed an antique white with a little bit of the tan on our family room walls. I also had to go back and do extra cleaning, primer and paint on the inside because it smelled like dead rats. Seriously. Dead rats.


The outside is Beige Shadow from Valspar. It's supposed to be a good match to Annie Sloan's French Linen. I wouldn't know because I've never actually seen the AS color in person. I'm taking Traci at Beneath My Heart's word for it. :) I also made a glaze from dark wax and some mineral spirits. I love how it turned out!




The slant of the driveway is making the door hang a little off, but it comes together nicely with a newly installed magnetic latch. I'm refinishing the broken drawers here in the next few days.




Although I love it, I'm thinking about repainting it Annie Sloan Old White or Old Ochre. Thoughts?

I hope you enjoyed today's post! Y'all come back soon!

Cheers,
Jodi

13 comments:

  1. I can sympathize with the A/C problems. I had a similar difficulty with the unit here at my mom's, and had to replace the entire system and the ductwork. The machines were about 26 years old, and the ducts were original to the house, 45 years old. It works great now, and is nice and cool in here.

    I also had to replace the machines at MY house, but left the ductwork intact. Reports from the man are that it's working well. Someday I hope to go home to check it out.

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    1. Thankfully, we sent have to replace any duct work. We did add some to make a vent for the laundry room. Glad to hear you're staying nice and cool!

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  2. I love all your work. But I think it would really look great in Old Ochre. Great Work as always!

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    1. Thank you, Cynthia! I'm leaning towards old ochre, too.

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  3. Lovely work!! Your armoire would be really great in Old Ochre, just my opinion. As you are experienced in upcycling and renovation......We'd like to invite you to Turn Old Into Awesome and win a fabulous prize package! The Whimsical Peacock and My Personal Accent are sponsoring the Dare to be Different, Up-cycling Challenge. Ends 8/12. See post for a complete list of challenge rules and prizes http://wp.me/p2Vf55-TQ

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    1. Thank you very much, Sande! I'll check it out.

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  4. Wow, Jodi. All three pieces turned out gorgeous. The armoire is especially beautiful; you'd never know it was so damaged! Thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods!

    Rachel @ Maison de Pax

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  5. The finished piece has a simple sweetness to it!

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    1. Thank you! It's really a cute piece in person...short and stout.

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  6. I bought all of the red mahogany pieces, and they are even prettier in person! Jodi, you do beautiful work, and I'm so thankful Mark mentioned the chest to me one day at work. Thank you for taking the time to give all the pieces a 'second wind'.

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    1. You just made my month, Ann! Thank you so much! I'm so happy those pieces went to someone who can appreciate them!

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