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before & after

February 17, 2011

so the day is finally here for the big reveal. there were a few moments when i was refinishing this piece that i second guessed myself. it was such a beautiful art deco piece that i almost felt guilty painting it. but i just kept going back to the fact that it was really not in the best shape and there was no way i could have completely restored it to it’s original beauty. besides, i knew that i would love it better painted anyways.

in case you don’t remember what it looked like before, here it is again.

before and after


and here is the after! i think i am in love and i am so happy with how it turned out. i really do love pattern and i think it is going to be a showstopper in my bedroom.


chevron armoire


chevron armoire



chevron armoire



chevron armoire



chevron armoire


20 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2011 10:03 am

    Friend, this is GORGEOUS. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  2. February 17, 2011 12:11 pm

    Wow! That is a lot of work, and beautiful. I don’t know if I could have done it though – covering up that beautiful wood, but it is sooo you! I love it!

  3. joanne permalink
    February 17, 2011 3:13 pm

    Wow! That is a beautiful piece of art!I have painted furniture before so I know how much hard work would have gone into it.Well done.

    • February 18, 2011 10:24 am

      thanks so much joanne. it was totally worth all of the hard work. i usually rush through pieces because i just want to get them done. but i actually took my time on this one. i wanted it done right.

  4. Lorna Bird permalink
    February 18, 2011 7:40 am


  5. February 18, 2011 11:12 am

    oh my word!!! This is absolutely beautiful Wendy!!! You did amazing!!! in love!!!

  6. February 19, 2011 9:14 am

    WOW! You did a great job. I love it.

  7. February 19, 2011 12:39 pm

    fantastic! you should send the photos into design sponge!

    • February 19, 2011 12:54 pm

      thanks kerry! i did send the photos in so we will see. it is my second time submitting something to them and they didn’t use the first one. ūüė¶ but who knows?

  8. March 3, 2011 10:55 am

    Of course you will get a million hits via design sponge and good for you! Now do tell please. How long did it take you to tape this, you did use tape didn’t you! I LUV THIS!

    • March 3, 2011 11:14 am

      catherine, it did take forever to tape out the stripes. i think i spent about three full days on the entire project. the most time consuming was figuring out exactly how to do the stripes. that took the longest, but towards the end i was a pro and it was super easy. i think i could do it in my sleep now. lol!

      • March 3, 2011 11:06 pm

        YES, ONCE YOU GET INTO SOMETHING like that it does start to go quicker. I am amazed you finished in three days!

  9. March 8, 2011 7:05 am

    wowsers – i love it…
    normal masking tape or the expensive kind?


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