I'm a bad blogger, but have you ever hated something so much, that one day you just pick up a paint brush and start painting before you make any plans about colour, sheen, etc. ? I bought this ugly armoire when we had just gotten married (about 13 years ago), and it was a pretty expensive piece of furniture. Many of the major furniture shops had it for $3,500 and believe it or not, I liked it! When I saw it in the Sears furniture clearance outlet for $1,700 I begged my husband for it, and he hates to see me beg, so he agreed.
Now, as soon as the three furniture movers hoisted this thing into our house, I just knew...
I had that sick feeling in my gut...
You know the one...the one that says..."What was I thinking????"
Well, it was way to heavy to return, and I silently lived with my shame and pain for THIRTEEN YEARS.
Until last month, when one day I just couldn't take it any more! STOP THE INSANITY!!! WHERES THE PAINT BRUSH?!?!
I probably still wouldnt buy it today, as my taste in furniture has changed dramatically, as it has evolved and been fine tuned (not to say I dont still make errors in judgement sometimes). However I love it compared to the before!
Here is a bad photo of the the 'after':
Here is a photo of the interior, which shows you the fakey fakey wood finish it was before. Can you believe they sold this huge monster in fakey wood for $3500 (Canadian...and at the time the Canadian dollar was quite low compared to US$s so it may have been quite a bit less in the US)?
Anyway, I cant get my hands on Chalk paint in my area (and shipping is prohibitively expensive here), this was painted in a eggshell Behr paint and primer combo. Not too bad, n'est pas? FYI this is about it for my french speaking abilities so please forgive me if I throw it around every once in a while!