Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Armoire Painting In Progress

After three coats of paint I am finally close to finishing painting the armoire at the end of our kitchen and family room.

I have been doing a lot of painting this past week and one project nearing completion is our office/storage armoire. I first painted it blue two summers ago after asking reader opinions on white, black, grey or aqua. Grey and aqua won in answers back in 2011 but I had the mis-tint blue on hand and got impatient one day and started priming and painting. 


I like blue but prefer aquas and turquoise so while I could live with it I never loved it. 


After I painted this pine buffet and hutch Mercury Glass white back in January I knew then that I wanted to repaint the armoire the same colour. I love the light neutral backdrop that the white gives to my collections. The armoire and the hutch are near each other and already I am liking the white armoire so much better. The Mercury Glass colour has a slight silvery-grey hint to it, not a bright white.


Now I have to decide whether to use a clear paste wax or pick up some dark wax. I hope to have it finished this weekend.

I'm sharing this work in progress at the following party...
Home Sweet Home #132 at The Charm of Home

Party Junk #200 at Funky Junk Interiors Congratulations to Donna on the 200th party! I've been around for most of them and it is amazing how time flies.

19 comments:

  1. So fresh in white, Elizabeth - love it!!

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  2. looks wonderful, you can't go wrong with white!!

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  3. I like it in white. The blue was pretty to, but you can decorate around the white so much easier.

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  4. Was this perchance once a dark pine piece? I am about to paint some dark pine furniture I've had for years to compliment my dark brown leather sofa etc. and could use some encouragement and inspiration! (First I have to finish some much needed outside painting 'though before I can "reward" myself. I LOVE this white armoire!

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  5. It is looking nice the way it is. Maybe leave it. It's a fresh and clean look.

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  6. that's a new paint colour to me and I really am liking it. May have to check it out for myself!

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  7. It's such a pretty cabinet, I like it both ways. The white is certainly fresh and bright.

    Enjoy your new look!

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  8. I love bright colors, but have a hard time living with them "long term" on things like furniture and walls. Love the new neutral; it's very pretty!

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  9. I love the new paint, it just looks beautiful. I have been painting things also and it is nice to get a new look from something old.

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  10. White is always beautiful to me! I love the freshness of your update.

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  11. You can never go wrong with white! That looks so good.

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  12. White is good. Crisp and neutral. Painting furniture this large is a long and drawn out project, but so worth , eh??

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  13. I like the way it matches your window panels and pops off your wall. I am so not an expert on wax so I can't wait to find out what you decide!

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  14. Great job, Elizabeth! Painting is magical.

    Marina

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  15. I'm rooting for you to make the choice that will make you happiest! It turned out beautiful either way ;)

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  16. I really like the armoire makeover in white, Elizabeth. Looks very fresh and crisp.
    Mary Alice

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  17. Your armoire is looking really beautiful in this new colour. The blue was nice, but this is even nicer and it looks wonderful in your home!

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  18. Hi there Elizabeth, Christine stopping by from Little Brags. Thanks for adding me to Google. LOVE this armoire and your style. I also have a big armoire upstairs which I need to paint. It's just hard to decide what color. Love how yours turned out. Fresh and clean !!!! Following you now via email

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