Saturday, June 13, 2015

Am I Nuts?

Confused smile




noun: armoire; plural noun: armoires

  1. a wardrobe or movable cabinet, typically one that is ornate or antique.

That’s the definition of armoire.  Sounds fancy right?

06 Fabia armoire BEF 2

Antique = check!  Movable = check!  Fancy = possible!

06 Fabia armoire BEF

With a toooooooooon of work!  Peeling veneer might just be the bane of my existance!  Sometimes I might just be my own worst enemy.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ahoy Navy!

I love white but it can become booooooring to do one piece after another in white.  Granted I do have several ‘go to’ whites (Woohoo!  How wild am I?)  but sometimes I just need to change things up.  So I cracked open some ASCP in Napoleonic Blue.  Gorgeous color!

06 Navy commode during
No “before”, only a “during”.  A golden oak commode.  And I do mean golden.  Nothing a little sanding and stain + paint can’t fix!

Dark Walnut Howard’s “Restore a Finish” for the top.   Clear and dark wax over the paint.  Gold acrylic for the pulls.  Et voila! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Deco Love


I love the soft curves of Art Deco style furniture.  When I saw this piece, I had to have it!  For me!  I thought it would be perfect a sideboard in my kitchen/dining area.


05 Deco Sideboard BEF

It could have been used ‘as is’ but there were veneer issues so I decided to deal with them and then repaint it.


05 Deco sideboard AFT

It turned out it was too big for my kitchen and so off to the shop it went.  Boohoo!  Such a beauty.