Monday, November 21, 2011

Antique Armoire

I've gotten a few questions on this piece in my living room that was seen on some other pics that i posted. I'm sad to say that I have no before pics to show. This was actually the first piece of furniture I ever painted and didn't realize the importance of before pics! This was an antique piece that i was lucky enough to get from my dad when he moved for free. It was plain ole dark wood when I took possession. Since my floors are so dark it was a no brainer that if she was coming inside the house she had to get some paint on her.

AFTER






I discovered the color on a cupboard by Dreamy Whites. There isn't an exact name for the paint color but she was kind enough to share the formula for it and she had it mixed at Benjamin Moore. So I took that formula in hand to Benjamin Moore and had it reproduced. Formula is as follows:
Pastel Base~1B
1 1/2 oy
5 bk
2 bb
7 tg
2 wh

I primed it first because I had no intentions of distressing it. Priming can make distressing more difficult. Then followed with a few coats of the paint. I wanted the detail to stand out so after the paint dried, I glazed it with Ralph Lauren glaze with black tint. Just tell the paint store to add some black to the can of glaze. I also took off the original knobs and put some crystal ones in their place. 


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