Until I Find The Right One

11.13.2014

When I was in the midst of setting up and styling the new king size bed in the master I looked over at the mister's armoire, where all his unmentionable and other things are kept, and thought that piece needs a new paint job. 





I have been on the hunt for a nice French style armoire that maybe I can paint or even a highboy. I just haven't come across what I want and at the right price yet so until then I will just paint this one to look old and somewhat French.

We bought this piece years ago at Haverty's and it is actually falling part. Hmmm, maybe the paint will hold it together.



I painted this with a pale gray paint by Amy Howard and then used clear and dark waxes and some dry brushing till I got the finish I wanted.

In its original look it was just a basic shiny brown.

I painted it the first time in 2012, but with a semi gloss paint and I never really liked that look.





So after painting, waxing and dry brushing this will do until I find the right one.

If you don't have the exact piece you want just try to transform what you have until you find the right one.

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34 comments:

  1. I'm sure that the perfect piece will show up soon but until then, you've created a beautiful finish on this one. I've never used Amy Howard products but now I'm going to give them a try! It's lovely, my friend! xo

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  2. Looks great Kim, I love using something until I find the one that I am REALLY in love with to replace it. Keep looking fun! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend. :-)

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  3. Wow, if that's not the one, it sure looks darn good! I know what you mean though. I refinished the dining table I had and then 3 weeks later found a farm table I really loved but the work I put into ours trumped the table I thought I wanted. I might change my mind in a few years especially since we know the guy who makes them but for now, I'll enjoy the hard work that went into my redo.

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  4. You made it luvly Kim. Beautiful finish.

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  5. your hubby's cabinet looks wonderful. The song "love the one you're with" kept running through my mind as I read your post.

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  6. I like it's new look. You've completely transformed it with paint! I'm sure you will eventually find exactly what you want for that room.

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  7. It looks terrific. I know you will find the perfect piece!

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  8. It looks fabulous! Amazing what a little paint can do.

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  9. It turned out great looking! I lived with my oak tv armoire in my master for years and finally painted it with ASCP last year. Now I love the piece and will probably keep it!

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  10. It looks wonderful..love that paint finish...and it will certainly do until you find the right one!

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  11. Love reading your blog but am I the only one having several ads on top of your pictures lately? Would like to see the entire picture.

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    1. Pam, I'm sorry for the little ads at the bottom of the pics, but the ad industry is way down and I needed to boost it with those. You can click on the top right corner to make it go away.

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  12. I have a cherry Highboy by American Drew that I've often thought of painting. But then I'm afraid too because historically they are stained. It has that dark high gloss finish. What color would you paint one if you had it? Wish I could sell you mine! lol

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  13. Yes. I agree. I does look dated. A French armoire would fit the space and style nicely. Kudos for trying, Kim!

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  14. I love the colors of this piece Kim and I agree-you make do until you find what you really want!

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  15. I love what you did with his armoire. I need to paint my Mister's armoire, too. Our furniture is about 30 years old and needs updating very much...we hope to buy new one day...but until then.... It's a high gloss brown. Suggestions on how to get started?

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  16. I think it looks great Kim!

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  17. Looking Good!!! My first thought was why don't you take the panels out of the door and add fabric, it would really warm up the piece and make it a perfect fit in your new room,. A fabric similar to your headboard would be wonderful, Just a thought!

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    1. Kathysue, I thought about the same thing and then I looked at the doors and it isn't a panel. The back side is solid wood.

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  18. There are a lot of pieces I am making due with right now. Some I would like to paint or refinish somehow, but my hubby is hesitant about it. Our old entertainment center needs to be made over into something else and go on our screened in porch, but the screened in porch only exists in my head! lol Don't want to get rid of it but have nowhere to put it! S-i-g-h!

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  19. That would be so pretty if you stapled toile fabric to the front and glued gimp trim around it!
    Always inspired here!

    xo

    Andie

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  20. looks amazing. i know how it is when we want a certain look that only exists in our head that coincides w/ our bank accounts. lol. in the meantime you have done a fabulous job. i love it. thanks for the paint inspiration since i have a few pieces waiting for me to take the plunge & you've helping by showing this. tfs!
    warmly- mj
    http://maryjomaterazo.typepad.com

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  21. I think your piece of furniture looks really great!
    Sheila@mykentuckyliving

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  22. Love the finish on this armoire Kim. Looks really pretty. I know you will find the right piece soon but until then this one is lovely.
    Kris

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  23. I think it looks great, Kim. The finish makes all the difference and the size isn't bad at all. Those crisscross basket weave pieces in the panels are a mess to paint. I did one piece with that and it was a miserable mess...but looked nice once it was done.

    You will come across the right piece when you least expect it and someone will stand in line to buy this one! xo Diana

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  24. "If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with!"

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  25. You have me laughing, Kim! I can just hear you saying...maybe the paint will hold it together. :-) It does look great though with its new paint job.
    Mary Alice

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  26. It looks so pretty. Nothing like a coat of paint. I also want to thank you for featuring my daughter's bedroom last week. Love stopping by here and seeing all your beautiful work.

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  27. Dear Kim, I think the piece looks real nice and goes just fine in the room. It certainly is pretty. Catherine

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  28. You are at it again! I wish I could clone you and move you into my house. '-)

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  29. I've made so many mistakes by settling for something, rather than waiting for what I really want. I think your current armoire looks great, until you do find that special piece - for Mr. Savvy's unmentionables!

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  30. It sometimes takes a long time to find the right piece... But this one is looking really great with this new (looking old) coat of paint!

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  31. I painted my armoire years ago and now I think I need I need to do a little updating with some paint!

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