Sunday, January 23, 2011

some furniture.


last friday was spent painting for a really sweet couple...i painted 2 pieces of furniture that had been family hand-me-downs. both were nice, solid, heavy pieces that just needed a little TLC. i canNOT find the "before" shot of the armoire (so annoyed by that!), but safe to say it was just an oak, medium stained piece that was a little "blah"...

here is the before shot of the little side table:

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i thought it would be cute to keep the knobs in the original wood, then if she wants to replace them later, she can.
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this is kind of what the armoire looked like before:


and here is the "after" shot of the armoire..it looks totaaaally different and MUCH better! i cannot emphasize enough how much more of a lease on life this thing got with its new paint job. :)

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and, i just wanted to say thanks for all of your sweet comments about my ceiling mural. it made my weekend even better, receiving all of the nice words about my work!

8 comments:

  1. LOVE the new color and trim!

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  2. Both pieces look amazing. I aspire to be like you one day!

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  3. wow! i've seen furniture with this antique look for some time now in stores. it's amazing how you were able to transform these ordinary pieces with this antique appearance. nicely done. how long does a project like that take? it really looks amazing!

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  4. I thought I was following, but I am now. I really like seeing your transformations.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  5. SOOO much better- and such a great way to re-energize a piece!

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  6. I love them both! Great job! I have a few pieces that are going to be natural wood and painted as well. Did you paint the inside of the armoire too?

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  7. These furnture pieces are gorgeous. Love, love, love!

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  8. Great piece! I saw one similar here and I really want one now
    http://mapleandmagnolia.com/2010/12/14/25-project-armoire/#comment-1869

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