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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Front Entry Update & A Furniture Project!

Awhile back I posted pictures of our updated front entry hall.  (You can read that post here).  Since then, I ordered more of the Pottery Barn curtains that I used in the family room and kitchen area, and I ordered a natural jute rug from West Elm.  I love being able to pull the curtains closed at night and have some privacy from the street.  I went with the Panama Jute Rug from West Elm.  A few weeks ago they had a free shipping day, so I jumped on that!


The antique armoire started out like the typical antique piece.  Lots of bubbling veneer on the sides, and it had a decorative piece at the bottom.  Unfortunately, I don't have a before picture.  I sanded the entire thing down and removed all of the bubbly veneer.  I went to Home Depot and had them cut wood to fit onto the sides where I removed the veneer.  I removed the decorative piece at the bottom and stained the top piece.  I then painted the entire armoire in Behr "Magnetite".  After the paint was dry, I used Minwax Dark Walnut as a glaze over the entire piece and then sealed it with clear poly.  The original hardware got a quick spray with Oil Rubbed Bronze.

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  1. I love the entry! You are fast! I can't believe you have that much of your house together already!


  2. Entry looks nice. I love the armoire. It looks really fabulous now. Great work!

  3. the armoire is gorgeous- what a classic piece!

  4. Hi Sarah! I am new to your blog and I've taken a look around and your home is lovely! This entryway post shows that a little change can go a long way!! I love those curtains - a little zip of colour!
    I am a new follower!

    Pop by and see me @ Queen B Creative Me


  5. I love the armoire! great job....Have you tried Annie Sloan Chalk Paint? It is fun! Easy and you would enjoy it....French Linen looks like the color you sanding or priming require....And no, I do not sell the stuff....just love it.

  6. It looks awesome! Great color choice!

  7. thank you for kind words. on my blog...means lots to me....and your wardrobe is way cute...

  8. what a great idea for those curtains! I to did a piece like that a while ago, those are the best.

  9. I have an armoire just like this..except for the hardware. Nice job. I found you over at Gail's MRL.

  10. Stopping by from Miss Mustard Seeds today.
    I must say you did a fabulous upcycle of the armoire. You're truly talented!