Refurbished armoire

A Fresh Start for this Anyhoooo, a friend of mine had some pieces of furniture that had been used in her teen daughter’s room. The theme had been bohemian so, there were some bright colors on the furniture and accessories. This armoire was no different, it started out with a mint green/silver/white color scheme. Fun for sure, but not my bag baby.

A Fresh Start for this Armoire I was able to use a new product that General Finishes has on the market, their very own chalk-style paint. The color I chose is Empire Gray. I wanted a warm greige and this was the perfect color! The inside is painted with another brand of chalk paint, but you could use GF’s chalk-white to get the same look.
General Finishes is what my friend Gloria uses when she paints kitchen cabinets. She has been singing it’s praises for a while to me. Now I get what she is talking about. It goes on smoothly and you don’t need to seal it. You can, but it’s not necessary. Schweet!
A Fresh Start for this Armoire
I was hoping for a weathered, but classic look so I didn’t do any distressing. I love distressing, but sometimes I just don’t think it is needed. This piece was aged enough already with the hardware and caked on layers of paint, so I left it happily coated in it’s new color.
A Fresh Start for this Armoire
A Fresh Start for this Armoire
A Fresh Start for this Armoire It was so interesting to see how this old skeleton key and lock worked. I felt like my grandfather when I was taking the lock apart on this piece, he was an inventor. He had a garage and basement full of tools and items he built. He was forever telling us how something worked. I showed my boys thinking that they would be fascinated and probably sit down at my feet and beg for more, but they just said ‘cool’ and ran off with their plastic lightsabers. Kids these days, amirite? Oh well, I was fascinated.
A Fresh Start for this Armoire
A Fresh Start for this Armoire
A Fresh Start for this Armoire
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