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!