Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Armoire Monster

I'm a sucker for country French furniture.  It's got great lines without being to "stuffy."  So when a friend offered this piece to me at a bargain price, I couldn't say no!



Fabulous, huh?
And BIG!  This huge 5-door armoire is 8 feet long!

How was I going to get it home?
Well those ingenious Europeans figured out a way to break it down into parts so it could easily be transported.

So we took it apart and took it home.  
That certainly made it easier to paint!

I pulled the parts out and gave them two coats of ASCP Old White.



Then I distressed them lightly, gave them a coat of clear wax, and a light gray glaze.

It's kinda strange painting when you don't know how it will all come together!

We loaded all the parts up and took them to my new booth and got a tutorial on how to put it all together.


I love it when a plan comes together!


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21 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

I'm seriously sick to my stomach with wardrobe envy LOL -
That is the most amazing armoire I've seen in the blogland - EVER
Gorgeous!
XOX

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH! WHAT a fabulous piece! I love it and it is one of the best armoires I have seen anywhere- xo Diana

Jeannie and Linda said...

I'm with Suzan on this one, I use to see these at different resale stores, and always wished I had the space for one, now they are so expensive that I can't afford one. It is truly beautiful, glad you didn't say no.
Jeannie

Miss Kitty said...

Wow! A fabulous piece and so unique! I love the paint finish that you gave it. Thank goodness for the ability to be able to take that large piece apart! I saw your post over at "No Minimalist Here " blog party.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Cyndi, It is a beautiful piece and I love it painted. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House party.
xx, Sherry

Miss Charming said...

Wow, it certainly is a beast! A giant, curvy, beautiful beast. I would love to see what kind of home this ends up in. Truly a remarkable piece.

freddyandpetunia said...

What an incredible piece~wish it was mine!
Catherine

michele said...

oh cyndi, i'm in love! gorgeous.

stopping by via frenchcountrycottage and hope you'll have a minute to pop over too. http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

happy weekend to you.

michele

Debra @ Common Ground said...

whoa, this is fabulous!!!

✯StaceyAnne✯@Rendition Road said...

I'm with Suzanne too....stunning! I have NEVER seen an armoire in that size & with the finish you gave it, it certainly commands attention. Great work!

Alyssa Teer said...

Hi Cindi, I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. Please visit my home page for details @ thedecoratingduchess.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...what a fabulous statement piece...great job!

Art and Sand said...

I can just imagine the room that armoire was originally in. I painted a little cabinet Old White last night and finished it up this morning. That was a lot easier than your project.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh my goodness! I'd love to see the look on my husband's face if I came home with something sooo big! But it sure is a beauty!

Terry Moore said...

I am drooling. My ex sister in law has one of these in her bedroom and uses it for her closet. This is just so stunning. I believe that if I had this I would make room in my house someway for it. Wow

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That is a gorgeous piece! I saw a similar one for a crazy low price last Fall on kijiji (online local classified) but didn't even think to ask if it knocked down.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sweetie, I saw a piece like this over 20 years ago and fell in love. Is this piece for sale? How tall is it at the highest point? I am in love with it. Thanks.
Ahrisha

Gail Wilson said...

Cyndi! that IS a monster! you did a fabulous job!

gail

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Well, she's a stunner Cyndi. You must be so thrilled with how she turned out. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this week.

Jeane M. said...

Wow, this is worth the envy of many. Smitten by this beauty. Got my eye on your next posts.

chateau chic said...

That is definitely a WOWIE piece!! Love the way it all comes apart to make it easy to transport.
Mary Alice