Yesterday I told you about a project I have been working on in the garage. That place is a hot mess right now, but that is when the projects are the best! I go out there and set up my computer and listen to audio books (I still call them ‘books on tape’ and then realize that ‘tape’ hasn’t been around for a long time…) and work until someone needs me inside the house. When they learn to cook supper, I’ll never have to come in until supper is on the table–sigh.
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. 😉
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!
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.
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 light sabers. Kids these days, amiright? Oh well, I was fascinated.
This project is part of the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest and our theme this month is ‘A Fresh Start’. If you want to see more furniture projects you can swing by Anastasia Vintage or Evey’s Creations. You can see all of the contestants and even vote on your favorite piece! If you are a blogger and are interested in joining in the fun, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m so glad you stopped by today! I have a few more projects happening in the garage and I can’t wait to share with you very soon!!
Let me know what you think about the makeover, I’d love to hear from you!
*Some or all of the hosts of The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest receive monetary and/or product compensation from the sponsoring brand, General Finishes, in order to complete their themed projects. General Finishes will also provide the prize package for the contest winner.