I came across this cutie on Craigslist. I don't usually find real antique pieces for a decent price around here, I almost feel guilty for painting it. If we all paint the antiques there'll be nothing left to get real patina right?
I justified myself painting it due to an added shelf that wasn't original. A little rippling and clearly some wood glue. No one was rushing to buy it earlier on Craigslist as is. I hope I improved this piece and someone will love it. .
This "armoire"? Not even sure if that's what it is, or should be called, as it is quite small. I think it would be perfect for a girls room to hold books, movies, or blankets. I could see it in a large bathroom holding extra towels, or perhaps a guest room to hold extra sheets and blankets.
I painted the base coat in ASCP Coco, then Antoinette over it. I fell in love with those colors together and really wanted to use them. I love brown with pink. Instead of sanding to give a distressed look, I chose another method. I wiped the edges with some elbow grease and a damp rag. It's a great way to distress when you paint with two colors and want the color underneath to show. I think it looks very natural, not to mention you don't have all that dust :) Less sweeping my garage floor = more time for my family!
I painted the inside in a latex mint green paint that I had leftover from previous jobs. I think it gives it a nice pop and adds a fresh look to it.
I'll be putting this up for sale in my shop Monday evening. If you have questions about it please feel free to contact me using my contact button above.
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