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Painted Armoire in Mercury Glass White

Repainting and waxing this large storage armoire in our family room is a project I am glad to have checked off my list. I like it so much better now that it is white.


This is the second time I tackled painting this armoire and I shared the change from blue to white here. This weekend I tackled waxing and buffing and now after quite the arm workout I am happy to say it is finished.


We use the upper part of the armoire for office storage and I would still like to add corkboard to the inside of the upper cabinet doors. I have the cork and just need to take the time to apply it. The bottom section is used for canning jars and plastic storage containers.


This is the armoire from the kitchen side. The white doesn't stand out as much as the blue did. I love lots of white in my furniture and woodwork and then adding interest with pops of colour or texture.


The armoire was painted with the same colour I used on the buffet and hutch in the eat in area of our kitchen and the little bookcase under the window in the family room, Ben Moore Origins in Mercury Glass.


 The Mercury Glass is a different tone than our woodwork white, more of a greyed white.


I still need to deal with drapes because I took the pair of white tablecloth curtains on the patio doors down to wash them and they shrunk. When I went to let the hem down I realized how sun faded they were and hung the drop cloth pair for privacy for now. It looks odd but I will soon make or buy five new panels. I also plan to move the curtain rods in a bit tighter to the windows so the curtains don't tuck behind it. 


The big green bottle is a recent addition to the galvanized sap pails and watering can and the wire basket filled with pinecones. I like the pop of green with all the neutrals. It will soon be time to add a wheat sheaf for Fall.


Lots still to do but I really like how this area is coming along. In the past week or two I have finally bought some Annie Sloan chalk paint and wax that I'm dying to try just as soon as I finish a couple of other projects. I also picked up two dressers and a pine twin cannonball bed for our guest bedroom. That should keep me busy for quite a while! Hoping you are enjoying your Labour Day weekend. It's back to school for my guys tomorrow (Gr. 9 and Gr. 11) and back to work for me.

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13 comments:

  1. Oh a new addiction will soon be born now that you bought ASCP lol!
    Those armoires look gorgeous - and those are drop cloths hanging from your windows? That white?
    Anyway I think they look beautiful:)
    XOXO

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  2. It looks perfect and the green pop on top is just stunning. Great job.

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  3. it looks so pretty, the whole room looks beautiful

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  4. it looks so pretty, the whole room looks beautiful

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  5. Your kitchen always looks stunning! I can't believe you're still finding new projects in there. Looks beautiful painted up in white!

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  6. It turned out beautifully, I love how fresh it looks and all of the great items you have on top. It sounds like you have, and will be very busy for awhile!

    Kat

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  7. I really like the armoire painted white. It looks great. I haven't heard of that type of paint before. I love the big green bottle on top of the armoire. It adds a pop of colour. You sure keep busy with painting! Great job.

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  8. Beautiful, Elizabeth! I have an armoire I want to paint white, too. I've been procrastinating about it because I know it is going to be an all day project and quite the workout, too.

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  9. So cute, but I am a sucker for white furniture. Love the green bottle too!
    Keya

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  10. wow, I LOVEEE the way you arranged everything....Pinning. Christine from Little Brags

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  11. wow, I LOVEEE the way you arranged everything....Pinning. Christine from Little Brags

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  12. It looks beautiful! Love the vignette at the top too :)
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  13. Your armoire is beautiful and I love the way you styled it!

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