I was going to wait until I finished this, but I'm not sure when that will happened. Too often, I've put off blogging about something because it wasn't done enough. Well, this is done enough for you to get the idea. I still need to go back over a few spots, but I'm hoping that doesn't show up in the photos.
Do you remember this cedar armoire? I went back through all my flickr photos to find one that showed it in its originality and this was the closest I could find - please excuse the clutter. This was taken when we strarted our kitchen/dining re-do, oh, over 2 years ago. I think I had just painted the walls here. This armoire was made in the 50's (it has a date on the back) and belonged to my great uncle. At the time I inherited it, it had been in storage in his shed. The finish was always icky.
Once we started changing up our kitchen/dining, I gave it a white wash, just to get rid of the cedar look. I never really loved it, but it was a change. It ended up looking a little too shabby for my taste, but it was better than before, I thought. I didn't know what I wanted to do with it, so I lived with it.
Now, here it is in gray with white detailing. Isn't it fancy? I was amazed at what a difference the white detailing made - it really pops! My old cedar armoire now has a new life. I love giving an old piece of furniture a new look with a fresh coat of paint.
Like I said, it isn't perfect - there are a few spots that need some touching up, but I ran out of white paint and I haven't made it back to the store yet. What you're seeing in the corners of the right door is actually primer. I did the corners of each door different, then decided that the one on the left was my favorite, so the right door corners got primed out.
My dining area is almost done, but I'm not sharing it just yet. There's a project in the works to hang on the wall, and I'm still on the hunt for 2 end chairs for my table, but if I don't find those chairs in the near future I'll show you anyway. Could it be that I actually finish a room? It will be a first!