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Before and After – Armoire

French armoire collage 1

I have shared my never ending  master bedroom redo several times now.  I have had no real plan, which is kinda strange for me, the room has just kinda evolved. We have had our cherrywood bedroom set for years. It is kinda tired, but still in great shape and well made. I wanted to paint it, and I didn’t.  I make myself crazy with these kinds of decisions! Argh!

French armoire

I was on a Buy, Sell, or Trade site on Facebook when I found an armoire that I loved the lines of. I snapped that baby up! This piece is a beast. It is solid and HEAVY! This is the top piece…

French Armoire 1

And this is the bottom.  Like my bedroom furniture it was a little tired. Nicks, scratches, and a ton of wear and tear. It just screamed to be painted a beautiful Paris Grey Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan.

French Armoire 3

The finished piece turned out way better than even I expected. I love it! At first I was worried that the piece would get lost in the gray walls. Or that the gray of the armoire would make the gray on the walls look blue. But no worries, it just seems to fit perfectly.

I love it so much that I am thinking of painting all of my furniture in my bedroom. Even the Hubs thought it would be a good idea. Woo Hoo!

french armoire 6

Here is a close up of the details. Love the distressing with a tiny bit of gold on it.

French Armoire 5

I kept the hardware that came with it. Just added a bit of gold dry brushed on.

French Armoire 4

I am so happy with how this turned out.  After looking at the pics of the before and after armoire I am calling this makeover a success!

Come to think of it, now that I am going to paint the rest of the furniture I guess I really do have a plan for my master bedroom!

Until next time…..



    1. In person it’s very grey – maybe it’s the lighting or different computers have a different color balance. The brown wax does give it a brown appearance in the creases and crevices thought.

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