Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Armoire is Done!!

We bought this nearly eight-foot armoire nine years ago. It had a cherry finish then. A couple of months ago I began the process of painting and antiquing the carved details on it. I sewed the curtains out of soft 300 count cotton sheered onto two spring curtain rods to add a soft back-drop. Since we don't have a linen closet in the en-suite bedroom (which eventually will be the guest bedroom-bath), I decided to use the armoire. Apothecary jars will replace the black/white boxes that I had laying around, for bar soap and extra toiletries (shown below). Later the extra set of sheets went in one of the smaller drawers. These are my old *work* towels, NOT my fluffiest-best towels, but I was excited to get photos. Hope you like it. Anyone else have a *working armoire?* Cost: Floor vent $21.00; Paint $15.00; Two spring rods-$8.00; Fabric-sale $8.00! Apothecary jars range from $19-$49.00 each, depending on size and where you buy them. 

43 comments:

All things nice... said...

Janean,

Wow that is beautiful, would love one of those in my house :)

All things nice...

On Crooked Creek said...

Janean,
A vision of loveliness! Peaceful and warming in that shade of white. Time consuming, yet so rewarding at the finished outcome. Thank you for sharing this inspirational post. Shows what one can do when challenged and determined.
Fondly,
Pat

Kom Achterom said...

oooooh soooooo nice!!!!
lovely weekend
Yolanda

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Janean that this STUNNING beyond words... I love that the inside is still dark -- a nice contrast. SOOO beautiful!!! :)

Ruth

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!!

Seriously, I love that thing! What I love most - that you kept the cherry inside - it really makes it pop! and the way you gathered the fabric behind the drawers - very pretty! You did a great job! B.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Janean, that is gorgeous!! I love the white on white!!! And the floor register is perfect!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

It is beautiful, Janean. A wonderful storage piece!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Breathtaking! What a great job you did refinishing the armoire. I have one which houses my stereo equipment. My hubby drilled a hole in the back to run cords. It's great to play music which fills the room. People can't figure out where the music is coming from. (speakers are concealed on top.)
Love the double doors on yours. It's gorgeous!

NanaDiana said...

Janean! It is lovely-just beautiful~ I can see that you have been hard at work! It is hard to imagine that it was cherry at one time~ I LOVE IT! The whole area is perfect~ Hugs- Diana

Suz said...

I love the white paint..you are such a better woman than me..I dont think I could paint wood like that...but I love it..and it is so delicate and beautiful with the white fabric...you are indeed a decorating goddess...

Deb said...

great job....love it

Deborah said...

OOh-la-la you did good Janean!!!
I love it!!
Look at all the space for storage..
gorgeous!!!
I love white more and more...well done,my friend!!!

Deborah xo

Deborah said...

OOh-la-la you did good Janean!!!
I love it!!
Look at all the space for storage..
gorgeous!!!
I love white more and more...well done,my friend!!!

Deborah xo

~ Regan said...

It's beautiful!!!

At first when I heard you were going all white, (even floor) I was nervous. (In my home, this would NEVER stand up!) But Oh, My, Goodness! White has never looked so good, and so comforting! I just love what you've done, and can't wait to see more.

Oh yeah... And if those are your 'work' towels... You do NOT want to see mine! lol!

Oklahoma Granny said...

What a lovely transformation! Great job.

Donna said...

Beautiful!

FairfieldHouse said...

Janean,

Beautiful job! We do have armoires because there is so little closet space in old homes. I will soon be sharing our master bath reno which features one. The bedroom looks amazing. Love the white and chandelier.

Your Friend,
Deborah

It's me said...

What a lovely cabinet Janean !! wowwww.....so nice !! happy weekend darling.....love Ria....

Bobbi said...

One word. Beautiful!

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Janean,

This looks amazing, tt is truely beautiful, you lucky girl!

Best wishes,
Tammy

SHERRI ROCHA said...

my goodness thats a sweet piece i could sure use that beautiful piece in my home get job on the painting love love love xoxo sherri

Mari said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love the armoire, it looks great!!

God bless

Nancy said...

Love it. And that brown and white with the white towels. Oh, that look is so stunning.

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a fabulous job, Janean! My husband has almost the same exact piece, but he uses it for clothing. I love it in white and it really is a great idea for a guest room!! Kudos to you!

XO,
Jane

Gloria said...

Oh my!!!! I love, love, love this! You did such a beautiful job on it. Lovely!
xoxo
Gloria

Pieceful Bits said...

Your Armoire is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job!
(~~)
Julie

Cynthia said...

Just stunning! ALL of it! It's perfect.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful reward for all your months of labor. The armoire is gorgeous and useful for your guest room.

Red Lipstick said...

It is lovely! I just found your blog and its just beautiful.

Donna said...

Simply gorgeous!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Oh Janean thats just GORGEOUS.

Did you prime straight over the top and then paint? Im about to do that french provincial dresser so I'd be really interested in the finer details !

Or you could come and paint mine for me...I have a guest bedroom now so you'd be comfy between coats!

Karen said...

Janean, you did a lovely job! That is gorgeous and so calming. I love it!

Pondside said...

What a lovely job you did. I can imagine that this piece will be so useful - but I love it because of the way it looks.

Rita said...

Janean, it turned out beautiful. What a lovely item to have in there to hold your things. You did a really good job! Keep it up girl, and you'll soon be finished!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

I adore your beautiful armoire and what you have done to it.
I am sure that you are very happy with it and such a useful fabulous piece of furniture.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

GardenofDaisies said...

That looks soooo lovely in your bathroom!!! I really love the oval paneled doors.
Hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

You did a beautiful job on the Armoire. It is the perfect Linen closet. Wow, love the curtain panel and everything so neat and white. Looks like a hotel suite spa.
Your apothocary jars add to the spa feeling you have going.
Love it all.

Dolores said...

Wow, this is professional.....you did an amazing job (cheap cost too)...and everything is absolutely gorgeous. Wish I had it.....
Happy Thanksgiving!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Janean!

wow! Just beautiful! What a wonderful job you did on this redo!!

Barb said...

Hi Janean!

What a beautiful armoire! The pretty white is so attractive, you did a great job refinishing it! It will be lovely in a guest room - whoever gets to stay with you will feel like a queen...or king!

Hugs,
Barb

Farm Girl said...

You did a beautiful job! It looks wonderful and your curtains, that is just amazing.
You have been one busy lady.

Solange said...

What a great job you did! wow, it looks so amazing and feminine.
Now it's ready, you can enjoy it.

have a great week!

Relyn said...

It is so very beautiful!!