A Marred Armoire

A Marred Armoire

Amateur furniture refinishers of the world, listen up.  I have a request. Stay away from the brown paint, ok?  Just stay away.  It doesn’t look like wood.  You are not fooling anybody.  It looks like … well, I don’t have to explain to you what it looks like. (crap.  literally.)

But this armoire had bigger problems than just a poopy paint job, it had been in a fire!  And it stank to high heaven.  Brooke at Bee Interiors washed, rinsed and repeated and repeated, not to mention stripped, sanded, scraped and oiled until it finally looked like the magnificent piece of furniture it was meant to be.  Thanks Brooke!  Is that fabric not the best thing that’s caressed your corneas today?






  1. August 24, 2011 / 9:57 PM

    oooohhhhhhhh!!! pretty!!!!

  2. August 24, 2011 / 10:08 PM

    OMG! Love at first sight. Fantastic job!!

  3. August 24, 2011 / 11:11 PM

    Oooo, so pretty! I just don’t have the patience to use that much elbow grease… I’m lucky if I get the primer out before the spray paint 😉

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Home to Wednesday’s Bunny Hop Party!

  4. August 25, 2011 / 12:17 AM

    Love it! Hugs,Jen

  5. August 25, 2011 / 1:51 AM

    Gasp, It’s wonderful!


  6. August 25, 2011 / 2:16 AM

    Love it!!!! So very pretty!!!

  7. August 25, 2011 / 2:40 AM

    I have to agree to disagree here. If done right, brown paint can look awesome (as you pointed out in your most recent post). Sometimes, it’s not about going for the look of stain or real wood. Sometimes, you just want that nice chocolatey brown finish. And I think we
    all agree that chocolate is the bomb.

  8. August 25, 2011 / 2:55 AM

    I think my favorite part is the inside! LOVE <3

  9. August 25, 2011 / 5:13 AM

    caressed my corneas – ha ha! (and ouch!) you crack me up. 🙂

  10. August 25, 2011 / 3:01 PM

    What a transformation!!! I usually stop at the exterior but way to inspire me to go beyond!! Just beautiful!!!

  11. August 25, 2011 / 5:09 PM

    The wallpaper on the inside is super cute! Well done!

  12. August 25, 2011 / 9:55 PM

    Beeeoooooteeeeful! Makes me want to try to use some pretty paper in the backs of my white, open kitchen shelves!

  13. August 26, 2011 / 12:53 PM

    Why would you use brown paint in the first place, eh? Anyhoo, it looks just gorgeous now!! I linked this to my post project: armoires today – for inspiration!

  14. August 26, 2011 / 2:08 PM

    I loved how the detail came out! Plus the inside is awesome…gave me some ideas on what to do with my dresser of the same time period. I have to laugh though. I thought you typed “married armoire”. 😉


  15. August 27, 2011 / 1:28 AM

    Thank you so much for featuring my labor of love (cause, BOY! Was it ever a labor!) I really appreciate it:)

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