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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


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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. 😦 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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